Soul Street's Big Reunion with Donna Gardier (Saturday)
Soul Street returns for two thrilling nights of funky soul and groove with vocalists Donna Gardier (Raw Stylus) and Sam White (as featured on Martin Solveig's latest hit single '+1') and an all-star soul collective born out of SW16 with MD Janette Mason, as they serve up their good time tunes with heady mix of choice jazz-funk, rare groove and disco cuts. An absolutely all star band, this is one funky night you won't want to miss!
Donna Gardier started her career as a solo artiste, signed to Virgin records. She released the album ‘Real Thing' and enjoyed hit success with her singles 'I’ll Be There’ and ‘Real Thing'. Donna became front woman for the London based dance music outfit Raw Stylus and toured the world with Sting on his ‘Sacred Love’ tour.
She has been a vocalist for many artists including West Life, Tom Jones, Boyzone, Rasaan Paterson, JT Taylor, Freddie Jackson, Don Blackman, and Kenny Burk and is currently touring with Billy Ocean.
Janette Mason (MD/keys)
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 work also features on the soundtrack of award-winning independent film Ruby Blue, starring Bob Hoskins.
Her credits as an elite keyboard player include Oasis, Seal, Pulp and Robert Wyatt, as well as the cream of the UK's jazz talent including Clare Martin and Ian Shaw.