With a two-decade-plus career that has already encompassed reggae (The Albions), rock (Impact) and acid jazz (The James Taylor Quartet) plus a prestigious BBC 2 Jazz Award, one of UK soul’s legendary figures, Noel McKoy, is releasing his first album in 20 years with his band ‘McKoy’ which includes his three siblings: Cornell, Robin and Junette.
McKoy are a family affair, lead by Noel Mckoy. Though it’s been 20 years since their last release, the band made a conscious decision to make an album with ‘an old school flavour with a new school approach’. The album features the talents of General Levy, Vanessa Simon, Terri Walker, Marlon Cotton and Braydz. ‘Makin Love’ is the first single to be released from the album and is due out on 24th November.
Noel McKoy is perhaps best known for his work as lead vocalist with Acid Jazz Legends James Taylor Quartet recording three albums and touring 10 times around the world with the band. Since then he has worked with some of the most talented artists in the industry including Chaka Khan, Gladys Knight, Martha High, Atlantic Star, Terry Callier, Cliff Richard, Lenny Henry, Jessie J, Paloma Faith and none other than Stevie Wonder.
- Makin' Love is the first release from the ‘Cut From The Same Cloth’ album (out 3rd Nov)
- Met & jammed with Stevie Wonder @ his O2 performance
- Noel performed with the Guy Barker jazz band for the Olympics celebration with Junior Giscombe and Natalie Williams in July 2013
- Noel will be guesting with Joey Negroys band Sunburst at the Jazz Cafe in November
- UK/European tour this September
- Previous project won Jazz Album in the BBC 2 Jazz Awards (Best Album)