Hideaway Presents Aretha Soul Diva with Vula Malinga and Brendan Reilly (Friday)
Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of the late Aretha Franklin for a two night residency, featuring the vocals of VULA MALINGA and BRENDAN REILLY with MD Janette Mason and an all-star band.
London-based Brendan Reilly is an American singer-songwriter of Jazz, Soul, Pop, and Dance music.
In addition to his own independent releases over the years, he has toured the world with artists such as Disclosure (he is a featured artist on their Grammy nominated, chart-topping album, "Caracal"), Basement Jaxx and Sam Sparro,
worked with artists such as Robert Glasper, Stormzy, Rag'n'Bone Man, Laura Mvula, Florence and the Machine, and Rita Ora, been featured on numerous adverts (most recently the voice of Uber's "Year With Uber" campaign),
had music featured in films, and can regularly be seen in London's finest live music venues such as Ronnie Scott's with his band Soul Family, and at events such as the BBC Proms, and jazz festivals. When he's not touring his solo show around the world, you can see him as a featured vocalist with Pete Tong and the Heritage Orchestra on their Ibiza Classics project, and on the Quincy Jones & Friends concert series. You never know where he might turn up!
He released his first full-length album on April 29th 2016, "The Life of Reilly", a soulful return to his Jazz roots, which was a best-seller on iTunes in the UK and has received amazing support with airplay from radio stations such as Jazz FM and BBC Radio 2 (Jamie Cullum) in addition to receiving rave reviews from publications such as Blues and Soul magazine and Jazzwise magazine. He's currently busily working on his next album, which will add elements of R&B and Afro-Cuban music to his signature Soul-Jazz style.
Powerhouse vocalist Vula Malinga is probably best known for her work as lead vocalist with Basement Jaxx, including the hit single ‘Oh My Gosh’. Vula is also one third of vocal trio LaSharVu.
Powerhouse vocalist Vula is probably best known for her work as lead vocalist with Basement Jaxx, including the hit single Oh My Gosh. Vula is one third of vocal trio, LaSharVu, with whom she has opened the main stage at Love Supreme Festival, supported Average White Band at the Festival Hall and performed sold out shows at Festivals and venues all over the UK.
She has an impressive CV as one of the premier backing vocalists both in the UK and in the States, performing with Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, Lalah Hathaway, Sam Sparro and other major artists. Vula has wowed huge audiences at the Royal Albert Hall, featuring as a lead vocalist with The Heritage Orchestra, as a featured vocalist for the Quincy Jones Prom and alongside Gregory Porter at the Battle of the Bands Prom, 2014. Her work with the Heritage Orchestra has seen her perform at Hollywood Bowl in LA and tour the major stadiums of Australia. She also received rave reviews for her show stopping performance at Jazz Voice, the opening gala concert of the London Jazz Festival at a sold out Barbican Hall.
Janette Mason is one of the World's Finest Jazz Composers today.
Janette Mason, from her high profile gigs throughout the 90’s touring with artists like Seal, Oasis, k.d.Lang and Robert Wyatt, to the years on camera as Musical Director for Jonathan Ross and Antoine De Caunnes, has proven to be a consummate musician and a standout talent in Jazz, Pop, Indie, Rock and World Music.
Her skills as a composer can be heard in countless Television adverts and programs from Sex and the City, The Drew Carey Show, Come Dine With Me to feature films like Ruby Blue (2008 MEDB Films) starring Bob Hoskins, The Calling (MEDB Films) starring Brenda Blethyn, Susannah York, Amanda Donohoe, Corin Redgrave and Rita Tushingham, as well as the acclaimed Documentary Film Paris Was A Woman by Greta Schiller.
A mainstay of the British Jazz scene for over a decade, Janette has toured her unique sound in Europe, Israel, Japan, Thailand the United States, playing everywhere from The Atlanta and Rochester Jazz Festivals to Carnegie and Albert Hall.
Janette is also a successful recording artist and arranger.
Her hit debut album, Din and Tonic, was shortlisted by Guardian Jazz Critic John Fordham as a contender for "Jazz Album of the Year."
January 2009 brought the release of Alien Left Hand, featuring Julian Siegel, Tom Arthurs, Lea DeLaria, which garnered a Parliamentary Jazz nomination.
She is a sought after arranger and producer and has contributed tracks to Ian Shaw’s Drawn to All Things and Lea DeLaria’s The Live Smoke Sessions, which reached the Grammy Ballot in 2009.
D'Ranged, Janette's 2014 release featuring David McAlmont, Claire Martin, Tatiana LadyMay Mayfield, Gwyneth Herbert and Vula Malinga, has received rave reviews.