Noel McCalla Band
Monday 11th March 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
Noel McCalla first came to prominence in the mid 80’s with the seminal Jazz/funk band Morrissey/Mullen while also providing vocals on Mike Rutherford’s highly acclaimed album “Smallcreep’s Day”. Forming his own band “Contact” in the early 80’s (subsequently renamed “McCalla”), he released the brilliant album “Push and Pull”, followed by the equally great “Hot from the Smoke”. From the early 90’s, for more than 19 years, Noel’s searing, soulful vocals were featured with the iconic Manfred Mann’s “Earth Band”, but more recently Noel has moved away from his globe trotting exploits with Manfred to form several new bands of his own. Tonight Noel will be playing with his 4-piece band, featuring Andy Jones-guitar, Phil Mulford-bass and Nic France-drums, the music being a mix of really great “groove” based originals along with some classic groove standards performed in his own, fiery, high energy way. So, if you appreciate creative song writing coupled with a charismatic vocal delivery of iconic songs, this “Groove” extravaganza is definitely for you.
“…spine tingling” Guardian; “…a confident, individual voice, graceful and dynamic." Independent on Sunday