The Kondoors

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Last Show: Thursday 7 th September 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Take two great voices – hers, warm, rich and soulful – his, heartfelt and bittersweet… mix together and stand well back. Jess Greenfield and Gavin Conder became a couple well before they became a duo. They first met fourteen years ago, but only stumbled on their unique musical chemistry much later on. Both had already established themselves as must-see live performers by the time they met, supporting a roll call of big names, including Bryan Adams, Imelda May, Rod Stewart, Rudimental, Tom Jones and Sam Smith. This year sees the release of their debut EP produced by platinum selling producer Steve Brown and the recording of their debut album at Konk Studios. Following on from the success of their recent video releases, the Kondoors are excited to perform a rare full band live show at this exciting new venue. 

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"The Kondoors are a very talented duo who concentrate on writing and performing their own material, but are equally at home playing other musical styles and genres"

John Illsey (founding member, Dire Straits)

Both had also long been writing and recording their own material, drawing on a host of influences from Sam Cooke, Connor Reeves and Marvin Gaye (Gavin) to Dusty Springfield and Tina Turner (Jessica).
It was only when they decided to record Jessie's song 'Forgiveness', singing together for the first time, that they discovered the spine-tingling effect of their voices combined. Producer Steve Brown (Rumer and Laura M'vula) stepped in to take their raw, organic sound to the next level - and the breathtaking vocal personnality of the Kondoors was born.

Where next? The duo is making real waves as both performers and songwriters. As well as Steve Brown, they have also worked with several other top talents, including Martin Brammer (James Morrison, the Lighthouse Family), Ben Langmaid (LaRoux), Pete Vetesse (Annie Lennox, Boyzone) and Peter Vale (Lemar, the Eagles).

The Kondoors certainly aced it with Andy Murray. They sang at his wedding in 2015...

Recently they have gained success on social media, racking up over 100k views in only 3 days of their UK garage/acoustic mashup video and 40k views of their original song 'Forgiveness' which was featured on the Ayala Show on SkyTV.

"World Class. Absolutely amazing" Soho Radio

"An impressive and creative partnership" Mark Forrest, BBC Introducing

"Wow, just amazing" Amanda Holden

"They are wonderful" Tony Visconti, producer (David Bowie)

Jess Greenfield (vocals)

Gavin Conder (vocals)

Scott McKeon (guitar)

Dan Mount (bass)

Karme Caruso (keys)

Simon Lea (drums)