Mi-Soul Soulful Sundays Season presents Noel McKoy with DJs Ronnie Herel & Gordon Mac
Noel McKoy is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter and producer.
With over forty years in the music industry, Noel has recorded, performed and toured the world with many of the greatest names in music including (but not limited to): The Staks Band, Stevie Wonder, Kool and The Gang, Ronald Isley, Gladys Knight, George Clinton, Womack and Womack, Atlantic Starr, Lonnie Liston Smith, The Sounds of Blackness, Nu Colors and Marcus Miller.
Noel has sung duets with UK stars including Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Juliet Roberts and Ebony Alleyne. In addition, he’s collaborated with respected innovators Omar, Mark Morrison, Incognito’s Bluey Maunick, Steve Williamson, Linton 'Kwesi' Johnson, The Pasadenas and Acid Jazz’s Snowboy - all of whom consider him a major force to be reckoned with.
He has taken the stage by storm at New York’s legendary Apollo Theatre, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Stevie Wonder requested Noel sing with him at his London 02 concerts.
As the songwriter for, and signature voice of The James Taylor Quartet’s most commercial period - completing 10 world tours and three albums with them, Noel McKoy was at the forefront of the 1990’s Acid Jazz explosion.
“His voice soars above many of his contemporaries and his ability to incorporate moods into his songs is a very special talent.” ~ Sir Cliff Richard OBE
“Noel McKoy is an unsung musical hero and a person of distinction that I’ve had the privilege of playing with”~ Denys Baptiste – MOBO and Mercury Award Winning Saxophonist
“I Loved listening to Noel sing ‘Mind is the Keeper’ on our UK tour and, on the last show, asked him to duet with me on ‘The Way We Were’”~ Gladys Knight
Noel Mckoy Sings Bobby Womack
Noel has been at the forefront of his musical career for decades and a mainstay of the UK Soul, Reggae and RnB scene. Come and reflect with him and his band as he sings the music of the Great Bobby Womack.
BASS - OREFO ORAKWUE
DRUMS - WESTLEY JOSEPH
KEYBOARDS - ANDERS OLINDER
GUITAR - MICHAEL BROWN
BACKGROUND VOCALS - CARA IRONS CROSBY
BACKING VOCALS - KIANJA HARVEY ELLIOT
SPECIAL GUEST VOCALIST - JENi
SPECIAL GUEST SAXOPHONIST - KAIDI
"When you hear Noels voice you feel a spiritual connection and when you listen to his lyrics he will have your attention from the get go! "
- CLIFF RICHARD
SUMMARY ABOUT MCKOY
N oel McKoy: Born in South London, Noel started singing with his siblings releasing I'm Lucky and Family in 1989. His three albums include Full Circle - Within A Social Soul, Mind Is the Keeper and Please Take This Personal. He also recorded new songs for a Northern Soul Compilation album.
H e fronted the James Taylor Quartet and toured around the world 10 times. Noel has also worked with Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Martha High, Atlantic Star, Cliff Richard, Lenny Henry, Jessie J, Paloma Faith, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight and his favourite - Stevie Wonder.