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New LVP video

London Vocal Project have just released a new video – our rendition of James Taylor’s ‘Walking Man’, from our James Taylor Songbook project.

We were delighted and honoured that James Taylor’s representatives, who’ve been following what we’re up to, offered to premiere it on his official Instagram channel! You can watch it here:
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CWNBUSggafZ

It’ll also shortly be released on LVP’s own social media pages. Our YouTube channel is here:
https://www.youtube.com/londonvocalproject

This video was previously uploaded to our Patreon channel, a new venture where we’ll be sharing exclusive videos, clips and other content:
https://patreon.com/londonvocalproject

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London Vocal Project at Pizza Express

This is going to LVP’s first gig in almost two years!

We last performed at Pizza Express Jazz Club at the end of 2019. That was supposed to be the start of a new residency, but obviously those plans were derailed rather. So we’re very excited finally to be returning on Saturday 5th December – playing both a lunchtime and an evening show. We’ll be featuring music from our James Taylor Songbook project, as well as new arrangements which we worked on remotely during lockdowns, plus some of our unique LVP Christmas settings.

It’s a little way off, but this is likely to sell out very quickly, so don’t delay!
https://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/whats-on/the-london-vocal-project

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O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Freedom’s On The Way)

Here’s a brand new video from London Vocal Project, of which we’re really proud. The music is Pete Churchill’s reinvention of the classic carol ‘O Come, O Come, Emmanuel’, given new meaning for modern times, and is a song of struggle, freedom and hope. As such, we decided to launch it today, which is United Nations Human Rights Day. We’re also asking people to donate to our Amnesty International fundraiser here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/london-vocal-project

The track features LVP soloists Hannah Berry and Ayesha Pike, as well as instrumental contributions from friends across the London scene. This project grew and grew, so we now have a rhythms section (including fantastic guitarist Femi Temowo), horn section, and huge string section. This was a massive undertaking! All the parts were recorded remotely from home during lockdown, and then put together by Brendan Dowse (audio) and Ivan Teage (video), all overseen by Katie Teage (producer). We’re delighted with the outcome and happy to be sharing it at this time.

I’ve been singing this song with LVP for more than a decade, and still find it capable of being moving, inspiring, and bringing solace. Hopefully this video will do the same for others.

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Cancelled dates

Performances sadly cancelled due to Covid-19:

March 29th – London Vocal Project @ Pizza Express, Soho
March 29th – Roda de choro @ The Harrison, Kings Cross
April 3rd – Alvorada @ The Post, Seven Sisters
April 9th – Alvorada @ Future Inn, Bristol
April 10th – Alvorada @ Royal Festival Hall Central Bar, Southbank
May 19th – Alvorada & Luciana Rabello @ Pizza Express, Holborn
June 7th – Alvorada @ Florence Works, Islington
June 12th – Alvorada @ Fleece Jazz, Colchester
August 7th-31st – Showstopper @ Pleasance Grand, Edinburgh Festival
August 12th – Alvorada @ Lake District Summer Music International Festival
August 13th – Alvorada @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell
September 6th – Alvorada @ London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, Camden

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LVP Pizza Express residency continues

London Vocal Project will be continuing our Pizza Express Jazz Club residency on March 29th, lunchtime. The shows we did there last December sold out well in advance, so don’t delay to book for this one. We’ll be repeating some of the James Taylor Songbook which we introduced last time round, alongside more arrangements of music by the likes of Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and more.
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“I can’t see how it would be possible for anyone present [Miles Ahead, Kings Place, December 2018] not to have been affected emotionally in some way, maybe even profoundly, and also regularly spellbound by the level of achievement on show in the hall.” London Jazz News
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LVP Christmas show

My last gig of the year was one to remember, with London Vocal Project at Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho. We performed a mixture of our re-worked Christmas classics, many which are staples of our repertoire for this time of year, alongside some brand new material, which is the basis for our newest project – the James Taylor Songbook. Some brilliant arrangements by director Pete Churchill as well as other members of the choir.

We’d been working towards this show for a few months (actually two shows – we did an early and a late show on the same night, to two sold out crowds), and it was great to get this music out there. I’ve been part of LVP since it began eleven years ago, and this night ranks among the most memorable I’ve enjoyed with this special community.

The good news is we’ll have an ongoing residency at Pizza Express in 2020, so look out for more dates!

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A few years ago, we filmed some of our Christmas repertoire. Here’s our version of ‘In The Bleak Midwinter’. You can find more Christmas videos on LVP’s Youtube channel.