Wed 15th Nov at 6:00pm
Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out
@ KOKO, London
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Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out: Shakatak, Imagination, Lemar, The Real Thing, Tony Momrelle, The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr, Lorraine Silver, Kenny Thomas, George McCrae, Tony Blackburn
BBC Radio London presents Tony Blackburn's Soul Night Out in aid of BBC Children In Need.
Tony is bringing back his Soul Night at Koko in Camden on Wednesday 15 November 2017. There will be live performances from the likes of Shakatak, Imagination featuring Leee John, Lemar, The Real Thing, Tony Momrelle, The Edwin Starr Band featuring Angelo Starr with special guest Lorraine Silver and Kenny Thomas.
Please note, this event is 18+
This event takes place at KOKO, which has achieved Silver Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Shakatak are still the vanguard of UK soul / funk, and their far-reaching fan base spans the globe. As a cult status band and a household name, these top flight musicians' instrumental-unison-vocal sound is so adaptable. Shakatak has shared the stage with artists as diverse as Dizzie Gillespie and Gloria Estafan.
Shakatak tour dates
Founded by Leee John, Imagination was one of the most successful funk bands of the early '80s, with chart hits in twenty eight countries, earning four platinum discs, nine gold discs and over a dozen silver discs around the world between 1981 and 1989. Their biggest hits include Just An Illusion and Body Talk.
Imagination featuring Leee John have toured the world extensively and also
frequently appeared on BBC's Top Of The Pops with a distinctive exotic style. In the '90s Leee starred in the reality tv show Reborn In The USA, and has continued to tour and record.
Imagination tour dates
Lemar's unmistakable soulful voice and incredible talent for songwriting has enabled him to sustain a decade long career which has racked up an incredible seven Top 10 singles, over two million album sales and has taken him across the globe with heavyweights Justin Timberlake, Usher, Beyonce and Mary J Blige.
Lemar tour dates
The UK's own disco pioneers The Real Thing still whip up the crowds from the minute they hit the stage. Eddie, Chris and Dave give their all to such favourites as You To Me Are Everything, Can't Get By Without You, Whenever You Want My Love and Can You Feel The Force.
The Real Thing tour dates
Tony Momrelle has built a reputation as one of this country’s most assured singer-songwriters. He is as at home with jazz and gospel music as he is with classic R’n’B grooves. Momrelle looks back on a long association with British acid-jazz band Incognito, and has worked with artists including Sade, Gloria Estefan, Whitney Houston and urban gospel group Seven.
Tony Momrelle tour dates
The late great Edwin Starr's brother Angelo Starr is the original musical director of The Team. He has now taken over lead vocals performing all the fantastic Edwin Starr classics, plus dynamic performances of some great Motown & Soul covers. Edwin Starr's original 8 piece band The Team, who backed Edwin on all his shows are still intact, with sax, keyboard, lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, percussion & female backing vocalist.
The Edwin Starr Band - The Team featuring Angelo Starr tour dates
Lorraine Silver is a Northern Soul Legend. She made a record 'Lost Summer Love' when she was only 13 in the mid '60s. This song became iconic at the legendary Wigan Casino in the '70s without her knowing anything about it until 1988. It still a massive record on the Northern Soul & Scooter scene and is featured on numerous compilations and if you go to You Tube lots of sites have been set up by fans. The original recording is still in demand today with copies being sold on ebay for hundreds of pounds. She also has a whole page feature in the February edition of Scootering Magazine.
Lorraine Silver tour dates
This Brit Award nominee has several Top Thirty hits under his belt and is one of the UK's top soul voices.
Kenny Thomas tour dates
Known as ‘The King’ of the soul revolution, George McCrae has been famous ever since his 1974 smash hit Rock You Baby stormed the charts worldwide. He is credited with creating the ‘Miami Sound’, which fast became the most fashionable disco sound of the seventies. His Rock You Baby track became the benchmark for disco artists around the globe, securing his place in disco history.
George McCrae tour dates
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