The legendary jazz clubs of Soho are coming together to present the capital’s first Soho.Live Jazz Week and 100 Wardour St are excited to be a partner venue. Over 15 venues will showcase more than 200 jazz artists across 45 ticketed shows. Join us for dinner and a show as we join together with London’s premier music destinations.
Dinner is available until 9pm with a set menu at 2 courses for £32 / 3 courses for £35.
September 12, 2019: Neo Soul Collective (7.30pm) supporting Bluey Robinson and the Fedz (9.30pm)
Kicking the gig off is the lead singer Bluey Robinson, a songwriter with series soul as a collaborator he joined Justin Bieber onstage for his European ‘My World Tour’ and also joined the likes of D’angelo, Alicia Keys, Trey Songz and Tinie Tempah on theirs. He also recently performed with, Chance The Rapper,’ and James Corden for a special event in Sicily. Exploring different avenues, Bluey caught the attention of MTV bosses and found himself a job as an MTV host. His two independent projects and his own UK tour ‘The Late Shift Tour’ hit the industry with great acclaim, with a new single coming this September.
In his acting and musical theatre world where he once starred in the Lion King (West End) Bluey is about to feature in the up-coming motion picture adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats later this year.
The Fedz is a daring UK collective who with their unique blend of soul , reggae and hip-hop have, in their short career been championed by MistaJam, Clara Amfo, and Trevor Nelson & been picked as one of 1xtra’s Hot for 2017. Comprising 13 young creatives based in London their renegade street takeovers are notorious once closing down Oxford Street with 5000 people in a ’’sea of smiles’’, while after wowing crowds on the festival circuit including Glastonbury, Lovebox and Bestival their music Is winning hearts and minds all over the UK. This is jazz but maybe not as you know it.
Born from an experimental EP put together by producer and MD Nathan Britton, comprising of several of London’s top nu soul performers the Neo Soul Collective presents originals and covers of some of the best nu:soul to come out of London in recent years. This performance features vocals from Xam Volo, Ego-Ella May, Natalie Oliveri & Kimba Bush accompanied by a musical heavyweights from the Soho.Live Studio Band: Tashomi Balfour (Sax), Nathan Britton (Piano), Sheldon Agwu (Guitar), Karl Rasheed-Abel (Bass), Jamie Murray (Drums).
Xam Volo oversees every element of his music, which he describes as “a messy mind over raw, dark jazz grooves”. Since moving to Liverpool to study in 2012, the Londoner has embraced himself in the local music scene with his unique and enigmatic take on Neo-Soul and Jazz. Influences from Erykah Badu, Miguel, Frank Ocean and Maverick Sabre echo in his music, with a gospel-infused sophistication and often abstract lyrics.
Ego Ella May has a high level of admiration for people who show their vulnerabilities through music, and uses this as a source of inspiration; “It’s so easy to lie to yourself and others, so I really admire people who have the audacity to be truthful”. Her songwriting takes influences from equal measures of reflective moments of solitude and conversations with friends which she demonstrates with effortless power in each unique voicing.
Please note that this is a ticketed event. Tickets are available here.