Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva (Friday)
Hideaway presents Aretha Soul Diva - celebrating the music of the late Aretha Franklin for a three night residency, featuring the vocals of Brendan Reilly and Anna Ross 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.
Singer-songwriter Anna Ross has spent the last decade as Duran Duran’s backing vocalist singing to tens of thousands of people in sold-out arena tours around the world and has featured on their last three albums.
She has also been backing vocalist for many great artists including Lisa Stansfield, Beverley Knight, Stereophonics, Tom Jones, Sting and Tina Turner. 2019 has been a busy year so far as she adds Tom Chaplin and Jamiroquai to the roster of world class artists.
Her delivery is emotionally compelling and she has a soulful integrity that has been engaging audiences around the world since the beginning of her career.
If there's an explosion of curly red hair buzzing around at the business end of our beautiful Yamaha grand piano, and a room bursting with musically induced grins, then you can be sure it's Janette Mason at the ivories.
Appointed as Hideaway's first Musical Director in 2012, Janette's talents as a producer, arranger and band leader have left a distinctive and extremely popular mark on Hideaway's in-house productions, a series of sell-out shows that include Showtime Presents Bond and Wall to Wall: Bowie.
Also a talented composer, her Trio's 2010 CD, Alien Left Hand, was nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award and her current release ‘Red Alert’ has garnered great reviews.
“Her latest release…is destined to add to her reputation as one of our leading jazz lights” Keith Ames - The Musician
A Hideaway Joint Promotion in Association with Janette Mason