To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence, Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra have created a sensational new orchestral interpretation of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ groundbreaking and iconic album, Catch A Fire, featuring guest vocalist Brinsley Forde (lead vocalist in Aswad). The performances will take place throughout September to November across the UK, including our New Year's haunt, the Southbank Centre.
Performances with Bollywood composers Salim Sulaiman 14th July Leicester at the De Montfort Hall and 15th July London at the HMV Apollo in HammerSmith
USO perform their Little Big Band set at the Cool Venue Awards at Shaka Zulu in Camden.
USO Sporting a New Look to Wish London the Best of British for 2012. See the video of a live performance and visuals by VJ Mark Chazot here.
USO Gets You In The Mood To Let The Good Times Roll Again, with their 20 Piece Swing Band.Urban Soul Orchestra has been shortlisted in the Entertainment Supplier of the Year category of The Event Production Awards 2012.
David Toms blogs about our recent performance in Spain.
Sylon Restaurant New Year's Eve Gala Dinner, Royal Festival Hall.
Luxury Wedding Show, Saatchi Gallery, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October.
Moare Music Festival, Sunday September 11th. Curated by Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) and featuring artists including Paul Young and Incognito
Skylon Restaurant 4th Birthday Party, Royal Festival Hall, Monday June 6th
Pride of Britain Awards
Monaco Grand Prix
Audi Polo Awards, Ascot
Launch of the new Rangerover Evoque at the London Boat Show (USO DJ Set). See video.
Opening of One Hyde Park, Knightsbridge (USO Chill Out Set and Acoustic Ensemble)
Queen's Club 125th Anniversary Ball
Showcase at the Mayfair Hotel (USO Chill Out Set and Little Big Band) and The Emirates Stadium
Corporate Events: London Guildhall, Zuma, Troxy, Hilton London Metropole, Merchant Taylors Hall, Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons Hotel, Inner Temple, The Westminster Park Plaza, The Connaught, Morton's Club, Mayfair, Luton Hoo, The Savoy, St Ermin's Hotel, The Royal Courts of Justice, The Tower of London, The Grovesnor Marriot, The Dorchester, Slaughter and May (Offices) and in Marbella.
Weddings: Claridges, Cliveden House, Hampton Court Palace, Botley's Mansion, The Langham, The Haymarket Hotel, The Bingham, Castle Ashby, Hedsor House, Aynhoe Park, and in Oslo.
June: Skylon Restaurant, Southbank Centre, Lansdowne Club, Mayfair, Kensington Palace (Rupert Murdoch's Summer Party), Petersham House, Richmond, Wimbledon Ball, Hurlingham Club
July: Opening of Strata Building, London, Politics International, Roof Pavillion, Southbank Centre, Red Magazine Photo Shoot, Osterley Park and House, Sternberg Clarke Showcase, The Event and Exhibiting Show, Business Design Centre, Islington, Belcombe Court, Bradford on Avon
August: Great Fosters Hotel, Surrey, Cap Estel, France, The Bingham, Richmond
September: The Grove, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Event Organisers Summit, Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire
October: Newbury Racecourse, The Grove Hotel, Grovesnor Marriot Hotel, Tate Modern, The Dorchester, Opening of Crowne Plaza Hotel, Oxford, Tate Britain
November: Brocket Hall, Kensington Palace, Park Plaza Riverbank, Christmas in Harmony, Victoria
December: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Kings Place, Acqua Nueva, Royal Horticultural Halls, Mayfair Hotel and concerts with the London Community Gospel Choir, Holland and Belgium.
USO performed at the Greatest Fashion Show On Earth, Westfield, London. The fashion event took place to support Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Campaign and the White Ribbon Alliance, raising funds for mothers and babies in Haiti. Watch short video here or longer version, with interviews, here.
Debuted our new USO Big Band set, featuring live band, orchestra and vocalists, as gala dinner entertainment for international corporate event at the Oval Hall at the National Museum of Catalan Art in Barcelona.
Played at Penelope Cruz's Party at the Cannes Film Festival where we debuted our new USO DJ set as party music with live strings, percussion, vocalist/sax and DJ. See video here - music is Fools Theme - by Sir Piers and The Urban Soul Orchestra.
Performed chill out music for drinks reception entertainment and acoustic ensemble as background music during dinner for Dame Mary Arumemi Ikhide's 60th Birthday Party at Claridges.
Performed the USO DJ set as upbeat party music at the Basel Art Fair.
Played DJ set at a party in Switzerland for after dinner dancing at the Chateau of Lord Norman Foster, featuring DJ Dan Lywood and guest saxophonist, Nathan Haines.
Performed chill out set string trio with percussion at Claridges, along with Beverly Knight and The Noisettes, at the Launch of the Film "Nine".