USO Feature in Afronoire Magazine
Afronoire discuss the forthcoming LOVE MOTOWN event at the Southbank Centre.
LOVE MOTOWN by the Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra
Love Motown music? Well you’ll love this! As part of the Southbank Centre’s Festival of Love – the arts centre and Lively Up! Festival in association with Tomorrow’s Warriors are bringing LOVE MOTOWN by the Jazz Jamaica All Stars and Urban Soul Orchestra to the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 19th of July at 7.30pm. The sensational music extravaganza will feature the classic hits of Berry Gordy’s iconic record label.
The musical masterpiece will celebrate the great love songs of Tamla Motown and will include the new arrangements of the following classics: Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On, The Jackson 5′s I’ll Be There, The Supremes’ Can’t Hurry Love, The Commodores’ Easy, The Isley Brothers’ This Old Heart of Mine and many more.
Created by Jazz Jamaica’s founder and leader, Gary Crosby, the band will be joined on stage by Southbank Centre’s 200-voice Voicelab choir and will feature the soulful vocals of Noel McKoy and Beverley Skeete.
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Noel McKoy’s first band, the Albians played lovers rock/roots reggae music and released 4 singles for Studio Sixteen/Joe Gibbs Records. He formed his own band, Impak, initially playing rock music. Seeking a more soulful sound, he decided to add his sister and 2 brothers before changing the name of the band to McKoy, going onto support artists such as Womack and Womack, Gladys Knight and George Clinton. Noel co-wrote the song 5 Good Reasons for the film Bad Company starring Helen Barking and Laurence Fishburne and, over the past 20 years has built a fan base of RnB/soul music lovers. His acting career includes Nitro’s production Up Against the Wall.
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Beverley Skeete has worked with Elton John, Sting, Chaka Khan, The Eurythmics, Annie Lennox, Tom Jones, Paolo Nutini and Tina Turner. Since joining the Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings in 1997, Beverley has steadily been building a new following of fans as a lead vocalist in her own right. Beverley makes her debut with Jazz Jamaica in Love Motown!
Tickets are available to book online – click here to do so. Alternatively, call the box office: 0844 875 0073. Tickets are £27, £22.50, £17.50 and will incur a booking fee of £1.75 for non members.