Some Kinda Wonderful – celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder at the Stag in Sevenoaks on Monday 24 June
MUSIC fans of the legendary Stevie Wonder are in for a real treat at the Stag Theatre on Monday 24 June when the band Some Kinda Wonderful come to town as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival.
Celebrating the genius of Stevie Wonder throughout his entire career, the mesmeric vocalist, Noel McCalla, and award-winning saxophonist, Derek Nash, have put together a band of top musicians to play a wide-ranging back-catalogue of classic hits, from 1970’s 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 that others have had massive hits with.
Noel McCalla’s long association with the brilliant Morrisey Mullen Band earned him acclaim as one of Britain’s best soul singers and for more than 19 years, Noel’s searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann’s Earth Band. He also provided vocals on Mike Rutherford’s highly acclaimed album, Smallcreep’s Day, and is often featured with jazz funk band, Mezzoforte.
Derek Nash has played in Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004 and is also a member of the Ronnie Scotts Blues Explosion. He has won several British Jazz Awards throughout his career fronting Sax Appeal, his Acoustic Quartet and the funk band, Protect the Beat. Derek has performed live, on record and on television with Gregory Porter, Chaka Khan, David Sanborn, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, Amy Winehouse and many, many more.
Joining Derek and Noel on stage on the night will be Jonathan Noyce on bass, Neil Angilley on keyboards and Nic France on drums.
Doors open 7pm, music from 8pm. Admission £20
Full details of Sevenoaks Summer Festival events are in the 2019 brochure available for free from Stag, Waitrose and various other outlets in Sevenoaks and surrounding towns and villages. You can also view an online version on the Sevenoaks Summer festival website, which also has links to the box offices for all ticketed events: www.sevenoaksfestival.org.uk