Back in Newcastle following a truly memorable and utterly fantastic set of European tour dates with Motown legends, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. The level of appreciation from the crowds we played to was nothing short of incredible and hugely gratifying.
Playing piano for these age-defying, classy, iconic ladies has been a real privilege and honour over the past 5 years and their energy levels and ability to command standing ovation after standing ovation, show after show is really something to behold.
Thanks to all the people who came out to see us firstly in beautiful Bilbao, Spain, where we played a sold-out show at the city's fantastic BBK venue. It was then briefly back to the UK for a show before heading off for a two night, three shows residency at the iconic Blue Note Milano jazz club in Milan, Italy. An amazing venue which has hosted many of the most renowned jazz artists from the past 6 decades. Finally, it was back to Spain and this time the gorgeous Catalonian city of Girona, north east of Barcelona, for another sold-out show at the hugely impressive, 1,250 capacity Auditori de Girona theatre. And what an unbelievable audience we had too to round of a truly brilliant little run of dates.
To get an idea of what went down on tour, check out some of the pics from the various shows, below...
Yes, there's a really exciting European tour in March with Motown and Soul legends, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, with shows in Milan, Barcelona, Bilbao and London already confirmed. It's been an unbelievable privilege to play piano in an incredible band of top musos for these remarkable ladies over the past 5 years. And even more of an honour in getting to know the ladies a little, to spend many an hour with them and hear just some of their incredible stories. More details coming soon on the tour, but shorts are definitely looking a good bet this March...
Aside from that, there are a variety of different vocal workshops and masterclasses soon to be delivered for organisations such as Newcastle University, Centre for Life and Sage while, on the coaching side, January has already brought a number of really driven new clients and students. So, along with the hugely talented people I already see on a regular basis, I'm excited to spend more time with everyone in the coming voice coaching sessions and singing lessons here in Newcastle.
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And I'd just like to say a very Merry Christmas to all my brilliant students, clients, musical chums and to all you who have stopped by and checked out the website. Have a fantastic festive holiday everyone! Steve
and professional voice users. Allied to that, there have been fantastic workshops and masterclasses as well as the latest cohort of Estill Practice Group participants that I've had the pleasure of training and working with.
And there are more exciting times ahead over the coming months with some really cool performances to look forward to with the likes of Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Voice of the Town and more and at events including Lindisfarne Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, and at venues such as Manchester's mighty Albert Hall. So stay tuned for more and in the meantime, feel free to have a good look around. Thanks! Steve