What better way to start off the festival than celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder with the mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla and award-winning saxophonist Derek Nash.
He has put together an incredible band of top musicians who are Neil Angilley (keyboards), Orefu Orakwue (bass), Nic France (drums) and Mark James (guitar) to play a wide-ranging back catalogue of classic hits from the 1970s Signed, Sealed, Delivered through to hits from Talking Book, Innervisions, Songs in the Key of Life and Hotter than July.
Playing hit after hit, from the dance floor classics I Wish and Superstition to beautiful arrangements of My Cherie Amour and Overjoyed, the set will also include compositions by Stevie Wonder that others have had massive hits with.
Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion. He has won several Jazz Awards. Derek Nash is:
“…one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian).
To quote a couple of Facebook comments: “ A simply fabulous show with a brilliant band. A must see”, “This was off the hook, an amazing, incredible treat for sax lovers and Stevie fans. Simply brilliant”