Natalie Williams' Soul Family
21st January – 18th February 2024, 6.30pm
Natalie William’s Soul Family is a 10-piece band that has held a monthly residency at the club for the past 16 years.
£35 – £50
NATALIE WILLIAMS, VULA MALINGA, BRENDON REILLY, NATALIE DUNCAN – vocalsMARK BROWN – saxBEN EDWARDS – trumpetBEN JONES – guitarPHIL PESKETT – keysROBIN MULLARKEY – bassMARTYN KAINE – drumsLine-up subject to change month to month
Soul Family emerged from the jazz and neo soul era of the early 2000s and the band today perform their original music alongside classic soul, nu soul, jazz and R&B.
As the leader and fronting the band Natalie Williams is widely regarded for her rich and soulful voice, she is equally at home singing soul as well as jazz. As well as an interpreter of classics she is also a talented songwriter and regularly performs her own music.
Alongside Natalie are two equally talented singers and artists in their own right: Vula Malinga (King Charles III coronation, Pete Tong and Quincy Jones) and Brendan Reilly (Disclosure). Other stellar vocalists making regular appearances are, Vanessa Haynes (Incognito) Sharlene Hector (Basement Jaxx), LaDonna Young (Emeli Sande), Natalie Duncan (Incognito) and Teelee Daniel (Olly Alexander).
The rhythm section is made up of Robin Mullarkey on bass (Jacob Collier, Djesse, Zero7), Martyn Kaine on drums (Nitin Sawhney, Jocelyn Brown), Phil Peskett on keys (Moloko, Cinematic Orchestra) and Ben Jones on guitar (Pixie Lott, Kelly Rowland, Westlife and the VOICE band).
Featured special guests have made Soul Family Sundays one of the most important platforms for showcasing emerging and established talented from around the world. Past guests have included ESKA, Jamie Woon, Amy Winehouse, Jamie Cullum, Lalah Hathaway, Emeli Sande, Omar, Alice Russell, Krystle Warren, Kwabs, Bernhoft, Tony Momrelle, Imaani, Shlomo, Dionne Bromfield, Liv Warfield, Shoshana Bean, Jude Perl, Tawiah, Terri Walker, JP Cooper, Shaun Escoffery, Jon Allen, Vanessa Haynes and Natalie Duncan to name a few.