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Five Shades is a loose collective of exceptionally talented musicians with chart success

Five Shades is a loose collective of exceptionally talented musicians, drawn from acts of the calibre of Transglobal Underground, Massive Attack, Dexy’s Midnight Runners, Tackhead, On U Sound, Sugar Hill Gang, Osibisa and more. Members include: Hamid Mantu (Transglobal Underground, Rotten Hill Gang ) Rav Nejivar (Tabla – Transglobal Underground )Yul Desai (Sophie Barker – Zero 7 ) – Guitar /effects -| Mike Timothy (Massive Attack /Dexys ) – Keys | Drums & Percussion |Mike Lockhart Bass (Dubvocaliser ) | Greg Kofi Brown (Osibisa) – Bass, Guitar, Vocals | Skip McDonald (Tackhead and Little Axe) – Guitar Humphrey Couchman (Ruby Throat) – Cello | Mike Mckenzie (Rum Band) Lya Drummer (Los Calendarios) – Latin Percussion, Drums | Clare Kenny (Sinead O’Connor) – Bass | Matt Smyth (Liotia) – Programming & Live Mixing Andy Mitchel -Yardbirds Guitar) | Zero B (Bill Borez) – Live Sound, DJ & Mixing – Ray Mighty (Smith and Mighty ) (Mash Up Live DJ shows ) Fabio Parisella


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From customers:

Vince P, 5 years ago

“Loretta Heywood is a very special performer. Her ability to touch your heart with her interpretations of classic songs, makes you feel as if they are her own. This is what made people come back time after time to hear her and her very talented musicians.” Vince Power, promoter

Robert E, 5 years ago

“Fantastic stuff, the great voice of Loretta Heywood.” – Robert Elms, BBC London