Thursday 8th December 2022
£12.00 - £12.00
A DJ will augment the evening starting the night until close. Doors 11.15pm. DJ Simone Marie
Most tickets for the Late Late Show will be available at the door if advance tickets have sold out.
Line-up TBC but similar: VULA MALINGA vocals; BEN JONES guitar; KARME CARUSO keys; JOEY GRANT bass; DEXTER HERCULES drums plus BVs from ROB DE NIJS, TEHILLAH DANIEL
Vula Malinga is well known to Ronnie’s audiences as one of the singers in the Soul Family, the Motown Christmas show and backing singer for Reuben James and other visiting acts such as Kurt Elling.
Vula Malinga started out as one of the lead singers for the London Community Gospel Choir. This brought her to the notice of Basement Jaxx, with whom she sang lead on their single "Oh My Gosh". The collaboration continues to this day and led to her supporting fellow Basement Jaxx singer Sam Sparro on his tour.
In 2007, she sang lead locals on BBC South's re-recording of the hymn "Amazing Grace", created to help mark the 200 years since the passing of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act. In 2008, Malinga began developing her own music under her own record label, DivaGeek Records, releasing her first single "Wondering Why" in October.
She sang support vocals for Dizzee Rascal on his 2009 album Tongue N' Cheek, and has supported him on live appearances, including Live Lounge, Later... with Jools Holland and the 2009 BBC Electric Proms. "Better Days", the title song of Incognito's 2016 album In Search of Better Days, features Malinga as lead singer. Vula performed live at Trevor Nelson's Soul Christmas at the Royal Albert Hall in 2019. She has performed with The Horne Section on BBC's Crouchy's Year Late Euros. Vula was a backing singer for Paul Weller when he performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at The Barbican on 15 May 2021.