May 30 2013

New videos from the Hideaway!

Hello folks,

Thought I’d drop a quick post to share a few videos that have emerged from the rather excellent Hideaway YouTube channel.

After the success of our Bond shows a couple of months ago we recently put on a brand new show dedicated to the music of Aretha Franklin. We featured the awesome Nina Ferro and Brendan Reilly (of Basement Jaxx). Here’s Nina singing (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

And here’s Nina and Brendan performing the classic duet I Knew You Were Waiting For Me

Last weekend was the premiere of our new Disco Divas show with Nina Ferro and Annabel Williams featuring the music of Donna Summer, Chaka Khan, Whitney Houston and Gloria Gaynor. Here’s Nina and Annabel performing Cheryl Lynn’s Got To Be Real. If you’re only gonna watch one of these three videos, watch this one!

This month we’ve got the David Bowie show with David McAlmont and Sam Obernik (13-15th June) and our Ella Fitzgerald/Sarah Vaughan nights (27-29th June) featuring Nicola Emmanuelle and Juliet Roberts. All these shows have been put together and arranged by our illustrious leader Janette Mason. Get yourselves some tickets folks…


Sep 24 2012

Two Shows At Hideaway This Week!! Voice and Diva

Hello folks,

Thought I’d drop a quick post to let you all know about two great shows we’ve got coming up the Hideaway in Streatham this week.

On Thursday we have our monthly showcase gig Voice. We have six vocalists performing this month including Helen Theophanous, Mark Jennett, Halima Ihonde, Melissa Cantzlaar, Lorna Marshall and Arorah, plus our very special guest for the evening Anthony Strong. The band features myself, Janette Mason on piano and Frank Tontoh on drums. promises to be a hoot.

Then on Saturday we have our bi-monthly Diva show where we feature four excellent vocalists and a wide variety of music. This time we have Martin France on drums and Paul Booth on sax in the house band. The featured vocalists are Juliet Roberts, David McAlmont, Nina Ferro and Sarah Ellen Hughes. Many of you have probably seen me play with Nina before in her band so you all know how awesome she is. We were lucky enough to have her guest at Lea DeLaria’s Wall To Wall show at Pizza Express Dean Street last Tuesday which was one of the best shows there yet. And I am so excited to be playing with David McAlmont. I’ve been a massive fan of his since the first McAlmont & Butler album came out in the nineties and have wanted to play with him forever. I really hope he does Yes.

So there you go. You should come to both shows. Just bring tents and camp out in the Hideaway carpark Thursday to Saturday. Actually don’t do that. I shouldn’t think the Hideaway would thank me for that suggestion. Or Streatham Council for that matter.

Just come to the shows. See you there x

ps. Here’s a video from the last show I did with Nina Ferro at Hideaway. This is Lesson Learned..