Imaani & Noel McCalla
LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
Two of the UK's most powerful soul singers, Imaani and Noel McCalla, in one great night of groove.
A terrific singer in the Soul/R&B tradition, Imaani first came to prominence in 1998 as runner up in the Eurovision Song contest, producing the highly successful single 'Where Are You' that charted around the world. She then recorded with Dub Conspiracy (with whom she again charted). Her worldwide tours, television, live and studio output includes work with the likes of Gloria Gaynor, Carleen Anderson, Michael Bolton, Lulu and Beverley Knight. One of the featured singers for many years with the iconic band 'Incognito' she took a break for several years to take on 'motherhood' duties, but is now back performing with them on a regular basis. Her long anticipated debut album "Standing Tall" was released at the end of 2014. Noel McCalla first came to people's notice in the mid 80's with the seminal Jazz/funk band Morrissey/Mullen, while also providing vocals on Mike Rutherford's highly acclaimed album 'Smallcreep's Day'. Forming his own band in the early 80's he released the brilliant album 'Push and Pull', followed by the equally great 'Hot from the Smoke'. From the early 90's, for more than 19 years, Noel's searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann's 'Earth Band', but more recently Noel has moved away from his globe trotting exploits and can now be heard performing with a number of bands that he leads or co-leads. Two powerful and charismatic vocalists, this is a wonderful opportunity to hear these enormously experienced singers perform with their fantastic band at the 606. 'The magnificent vocals of Imaani' DJ Times; 'Imaani's beautiful vocals are the standout element' JjazzproJect; 'McCalla...spine tingling' Guardian; 'McCalla...a confident, individual voice, graceful and dynamic." Independent on Sunday