Welcome to the Age UK Camden lunchtime recital. Please join us this week for some jazz and soul courtesy of Vanessa Haynes and Tom O’Grady. Get comfortable and join us for some wonderful music this Thursday afternoon!
~ Vanessa Haynes ~
Vanessa Haynes is a singer from Trinidad. She has been one of the lead singers of Incognito, the internationally acclaimed British Jazz funk band since 2008, with notable hits like Always There, Still a Friend of Mine, Don’t you worry bout a thing.
Her solo album Stay With Me has received rave reviews from the industry, and produced singles Embrace and I Wonder.
In 2008 Vanessa became backing vocalist to the Legend Van Morrison performing around the world with him. She’s worked and recorded with other artistes like Billy Ocean (US Tour 2009), Chaka Khan, LuLu, Anastacia (Here Come the Girls Tour 2009). Leon Ware (2009) and Mario Biondi (2010), Dave Stewart (2012)
Also a piano player, Vanessa Haynes has had some success in her own right as a solo artist touring England and Europe.
~ Tom O’Grady ~
Tom is a pianist from Leamington Spa, UK. He performs and co-writes with the soul singer Myles Sanko, he runs his own band Resolution 88 and he has played on a world tour with Incognito. He began playing the piano aged 4, learning from his mother and hearing his father play piano music ranging from Brahms Intermezzi to Scriabin Nocturnes, Chopin Etudes to Gershwin Preludes. He continued studying classical music but also discovered jazz and funk during his teen years, becoming a huge fan of Herbie Hancock and the band Jamiroquai. Tom has perfect pitch and started learning jazz by playing what he heard on his favourite records.
He has recorded at studios including Abbey Road and Sunset Sound in LA. His band Resolution 88 have released 3 albums so far and has appeared on all three of Myles Sanko’s albums so far, with a fourth due out later this year or in early 2021.