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22 April 2023 @ 8:01 pm - 10:00 pm


Well-known to music fans and industry professionals worldwide, bassist YOLANDA CHARLES makes her SoundCellar debut with her amazing four piece band YOLANDA CHARLESPROJECT PH INSTRA-MENTALS.

Livestream Tickets still available link below

Yolanda Charles has spent her career performing live with artists such as Hans Zimmer, Squeeze, Robbie Williams, and Paul Weller, as well as recording with BB King, Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, and Queen, to mention a few. In 2020, she was awarded an MBE for her services to music.

Project pH features a diverse range of musical styles, including beautiful ballads, heavy funk-fusion instrumentals, and modern R&B-influenced soulful tunes. Their musical variety has drawn comparisons to Parliament/Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, Prince, Yes, and Return to Forever, as well as Don Blackman, John Scofield, and even the Mahavishnu Orchestra.

The band presents its music with intricately arranged elements that allow unprepared moments to emerge, with a nod or glance signaling accents or arrangement changes. The interplay and rhythmic possibilities are numerous, which allows the musicians to enjoy a highly creative experience.

Project pH features the skills of London-based guitarist Nick Linnik, who provides a stunning display of highly compelling soloing as the newest member of the band. Laurie Lowe on drums is known for his work with the Preston, Glasgow, and Lowe trio and has previously performed at SoundCellar with the PGL trio and pianist John Law. Pianist Hamish Balfour brings a wide range of experience as a composer and arranger. His training in both classical & jazz, and as a dance music producer, gives him the perfect mix of skills for the band sound.

Yolanda Charles – bass guitar
Hamish Balfour – keyboards
Nick Linnik – guitar
Laurie Lowe – drums

The livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, via a page available when you purchase a ticket through the link below.

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month.

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22 April 2023
8:01 pm - 10:00 pm
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15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.