Cleveland Watkiss Live, 10 May 2013

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Soulful, jazzy and spiritual – these one-off performances have been described as the highlight of the season in Jazz Festivals worldwide.

SOLO VOICE Cleveland Watkiss presents:
VocalSuite, an amazing vocal experience PLUS an interactive performance with the World Heart Beat Music Academy, led by Cleveland Watkiss.

VENUE: TESTBED 1
33 Parkgate Rd, London SW11 4NP

He combines samplers, digital technology and the human voice to create mind blowing orchestral soundscapes. Blending harmonies, percussion and basslines – all made by his voice alone and switching effortlessly from lead/lyrics to bass lines, falsetto scats to human beat box, Watkiss’ breathtaking vocal range moves seamlessly between musical cultures.

VocalSuite is an exciting vocal improvisation concert that uses the atmosphere of the venue, the mood, and the interactivity of the audience to present a performance created in the moment. It makes seamless links between musical cultures from Africa to Europe, creating the sound-scapes of an orchestra, all through the human voice. It can only be described as an amazing vocal experience.

“confidently delicate, with carefully sculpted melodies, intriguing textures and real drive.” – BBC

“An original work from a unique British talent” – Blues & Soul

Cleveland Watkiss is Britain’s leading jazz vocalist. This concert presents his VocalSuite and an interactive performance that has been developed in workshop style with the students of the World Heart Beat Music Academy led by Cleveland Watkiss

This is an exciting vocal improvisation concert that uses the atmosphere of the venue, the mood, and the interactivity of the audience to present a performance created in the moment. It makes seamless links between musical cultures from Africa to Europe, creating the sound-scapes of an orchestra, all through the human voice. It can only be described as an amazing vocal experience.

Cleveland will combine samplers, digital technology and the human voice to create mind blowing orchestral soundscapes. Blending harmonies, percussion, basslines all made by the voice alone and Watkiss’ breathtaking vocal range –and switching effortlessly from lead/lyrics to bass lines, falsetto scats to human beat box.

Thank you to our partners for making this possible:
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Wandsworth Arts Festival
Arts Council England
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