HELEN McDONALD’S FUTURE GROOVE PLAYING LIVE AT THE POST HOUSE DERBY ON SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018
From an early age singer/songwriter Helen McDonald was influenced by many great jazz singers; Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone and the jazz funk, soul of The Stylistics, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to name but a few. With a notebook full of original songs and melodies, she sought musicians to collaborate with and bring her experiences and musical ideas to fruition. From within her other musical projects (Yaaba Funk, London Bridge Ensemble) she found likeminded musicians hence Future Groove was born.
Expect rare groove rendition from the likes of Roy Ayres, Rotary Connection and Gill Scott-Heron. Expect scintillating originals but above all expect to DANCE!!
The chances are you will have been wowed by Helen McDonald either performing at top events such as The London Jazz Festival, Womad, The Pizza Express (Dean Street), Jazz Cafe, Trafalgar Sq (2017 Africa Day) or touring internationally with flautist Keith Waite or Yaaba Funk. She has played with many supreme artists such as the late great Gill Scott-Heron, Roy Ayers, Jean Toussaint, Jason Yarde, Robert Mitchell and Omar Puento.
Lesley Booth on bass (has toured with Freda Payne, Gloria Gaynor, Billy Eckstine and Rod Stewart)
Kofi Adu on drums (Pigbag),
Yul Emirali Keys/piano (written two albums and enjoys playing the piano).
SUNDAY 26TH AUGUST 2018
TICKETS – £10 AT THE POSTHOUSE OR ONLINE
IMAGE: Helen McDonald’s Future Groove @ Africa on The Square 2017 – © Open The Gate