ZEETEAH MASSIAH – Vocals
Prepare to be blown away by the most sensational jazz, blues and soul you’ll hear all year. She’s sung with Tom Jones and Robbie Williams, topped the US dance charts, and wowed audiences all over the world. Now there’s a rare opportunity to hear the incredible Zeeteah Massiah up close in an intimate setting. With Rick Laughlin on piano and Sophie Alloway on percussion.
“Beautiful, effortless … More people ought to hear this music! Zeeteah Massiah: A name I hope we will be hearing a lot from in the future.”
Tom Robinson (The BBC Introducing Mixtape)
“Zeeteah, the best kept secret in the jazz firmament. With her amazing vocal style and exciting stage performance, Zeeteah’s unique blend ofjazz and blues delivers a show made in heaven. Simply unmissable!”
Larry Pryce MCIPR / Author, Broadcaster & Musicologist
Rick has been around the London jazz scene for some time, achieving widespread recognition as a pianist, musical director and composer. He has led his own music projects since ’97 having travelled the world several times over, and is a busy freelance keyboard player and arranger. Rick has been a featured soloist at the Albert Hall, the Festival Hall and the Barbican as well as many major jazz venues around the world, and has shared the stage with artists from Bette Midler to Ronnie Scott. Rick has been Zeeteah’s pianist and musical director since she formed her new band in May 2012.
Sophie is a busy freelance drummer working in a variety of musical settings for lots of different artists. She has toured the UK, Australia and New Zealand with rapper Roots Manuva. As well as performing on Later With Jools Holland, Mercury Music Prize, BBC Introducing, and numerous festivals such as Glastonbury, Hop Farm and Bestival, she has toured with the Michael Jackson musical ‘Thriller’. Sophie has recorded and performed with many greats including Kenny Thomas, Hazel O’Connor, Afrobeat legend Tony Allen, as well as Jazz/Fusion musicians such as Dill Katz, Michael Mondesir and George Melly. Sophie also joined Zeeteah’s band in May 2012.
For more: http://www.zeeteah.com/