Music Connex Live Showcase ft. Kenya, Funmilayo Ngozi, Nia Simmons, Jennah Bell, Tristan + DJs Colin Curtis, JM, Bizzy B and Paul Mac

  • Sunday | 29.11.15
  • 7.00pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £08.00 Earl...

The MusicConnex Live Soul City Tour showcases the best independent soul talent from across the globe. 

Kenya delivers soothing vocals accompanied by music that embodies a contemporary groove. Inspired by American singer/songwriters such as Stevie Wonder, Lalah Hathaway, John Mayer & Norah Jones and international groups like Incognito, Brand New Heavies and Jazzanova.

Funmilayo Ngozi is an award winning international recording artist hailing from Atlanta, Georgia. She received international recognition for her debut album “Unconstrained” charting on the UK Soul Chart as #2, and her first GRAMMY Nomination for the same album.

Nia Simmons has participated in various groups/ensembles over the years in the R&B, Gospel, Jazz, and Pop genres. These opportunities have allowed her to share the stage with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists such as Kirk Whalem, The Williams Brothers, 7 Sons of Soul, Jonathan Nelson and Purpose, Vanessa Williams, Placido Domingo and many more.

Tristan have long been mainstays of the Netherlands’ music scene. Last year their album ‘Full Power’ made waves right across Europe. The set was a great mix of contemporary grooves garnished with flavours from soul’s garlanded past and was chosen by Jazz FM as an ‘Album Of The Week’.

DJ support comes from Colin Curtis, JM, Bizzy B and Paul Mac.

One the greats of British DJs, Colin Curtis has been involved in every phase of its development from Northern Soul right through to house. He was resident at Blackpool Mecca with Ian Levine in its Halcyon period and then went on to run Rafters and Berlin in Manchester.

JM has had the great honour of working with a huge variety of artists from global stars to those just starting out; similarly with a wide variety of djs who have played at the literally 1000s of club nights he has run over the years. It is quicker to list those he has not worked with than those he has. He hosts the Friday night show 9pm-11pm.

The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.