Vocalist Jose James has consistently dazzled critics and audiences alike with his deft combination of soul, hip-hop and jazz. With a rich baritone reminiscent of Terry Callier, Jon Lucien and Gil-Scot Heron, he cites John Coltrane, Marvin Gaye and Billie Holiday as inspirations in creating beautiful, timeless, show-stealing songs. Followed by DJ Matt Halsall spinning soulful tunes til late.
Recently signed to Blue Note, he’s touring on the back of his debut for this iconic label – No Beginning No End. his most personal statement yet and a huge critical success – James has begun to explore new stylistic avenues of music with breathtaking results. Simply wonderful live with a huge stage presence he’s an utter joy to watch – catch this enigmatic and exhilarating artist in the intimacy of Band on the Wall while you still can.
Special guests tonight are the incredible JD73 featuring sizzling jazz/funk/broken beats full of old keyboards, bass, drums, guitar and kicking horn section.