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Yolanda Charles’ Project PH

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An original fusion of funk, rock, RnB and jazz - reminiscent of The Headhunters, Prince, Return to Forever and Mahavishnu Orchestra


Currently recording their first album Acid Funk, Project PH plays a diverse range of original funk-fusion and R&B-influenced tunes full of soul. Their musical variety has drawn comparisons to Parliament/Funkadelic, Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, Prince, Yes, Return to Forever, as well as Don Blackman, John Scofield, and even the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Their talent is exceptional and their music will have you engaged from the first to the last note.

Project pH is a group of musicians brought together by session bassist Yolanda Charles. Yolanda is well-known to music fans and industry professionals worldwide. In 2020, she was awarded an MBE for her services to music. She has spent her career performing live with artists such as Hans Zimmer, Squeeze, Robbie Williams, and Paul Weller, as well as recording with BB King, Mick Jagger, Dave Stewart, and Queen, to mention a few.

The band features the skills of London-based guitarist Nick Linnik, who provides a stunning display of highly compelling soloing as the newest member of the band. The dynamic and versatile Laurie Lowe on drums, is known for his work as part of the Preston, Glasgow & Lowe trio as well as a myriad of names in the UK jazz scene. Pianist Hamish Balfour brings a wide range of experience as a composer and arranger. His training in both classical and jazz as well as as a dance music producer, gives him the perfect mix of skills for the band sound. The voices of the band are provided by the superb soulful delivery of vocalists Paris Ruel and Adeola Shyllon.

With regular Ronnie Scott's Late Late show performances and their first single NO ID released on 1 December 2022, you will be hearing a lot more of this incredible band for years to come.

Check out this video from one of their recent gigs