Yolanda Charles

LIJF 2024: Yolanda Charles Project pH Instra-mentals

Saturday, 24 February 2024 Time: 7.30pm

Nick Linnik - guitar

Hamish Balfour - keyboards

Yolanda Charles - bass

Nicolas Py - drums


Yolanda Charles MBE, the internationally renowned bassist and songwriter, has worked with artists such as Hans Zimmer, Paul Weller, Robbie Williams, BB King, Eric Clapton, Roger Daltrey, Van Morrison, Mick Jagger and Michael Jackson in an exemplary career of thirty years and counting. 

Her Project pH Instra-mentals group features a diverse range of musical styles, their musical variety has drawn comparisons to Parliament/Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Yes, and Return to Forever, as well as Jim Beard, Steps Ahead, John Scofield, and even the Mahavishnu Orchestra. 

Project pH Instra-mentals features the composition skills of London-based guitarist Nick Linnik, who provides a stunning display of highly compelling soloing as well as being the co-producer and co-writer of the band’s Funk-Fusion sound. Pianist Hamish Balfour trained in both classical and jazz and as a dance music producer gives him the perfect mix of skills for the band sound. Joining the lineup in 2023 is Nicolas Py on drums. The group has a long-running Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club residency and continues to tour the UK and beyond.


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