Burgandy Williams - Lead Vocals
Rory Duffy - Saxophones, Flute
Soso Lakatos - Keyboards
Mark Rogers - Bass
Tamas Teszary - Drums
Phasma is an ancient Latin word meaning "soul", "spectre", "spirit". A band delving deep into the Great American musical subconscious, Phasma brings out the best of soul, funk, rhythm and blues.
A transmutation of gospel, rhythm and blues into a funky testament now widespread throughout the modern world. Combining sultry layered vocals, jazz-tinged harmonies and danceable polyrhythms.
Phasma is a universal word. It's all about music as a fundamentally human form of expression, and the power of music being able to reach out and touch people on a personal level. A person's soul can be their essence, that part of their being that can soar to the stratosphere. Phasma's sound pulls from the grass roots of blues and gospel, the musical manifestations of that essence, galvanises itself in the mettles of jazz and funk and sings from its guts, echoing a cry of euphoria that is felt the world over.
Burgandy Williams is powerhouse Soul / R&B songstress from Atlanta who performed as opening act for Grammy award-winning R&B singer, songwriter & producer Babyface. Burgandy is first place winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo in New York and known as 'America's Best Kept Secret' from her audition & performances on X Factor (UK). Burgandy is amazing rising star who is now taking over stages around New York. She sings on legendary stages of places like Cafe Wha, Apollo Theater, with legendary artists at Ashford & Simpson's Sugar Bar and will be performing two incredible shows with Old School R&B and Classic Soul in London at PizzaExpress Live Holborn.
Burgandy Williams is an Atlanta native from a long line of singers. Her grandfather James Williams was the lead singer The Gospel Hummoniers where her grandmother wrote some of his songs. And her father Kenneth Williams SR. was the lead singer of Atlanta’s Own, an R&B group in the early 80’s. She’s not the only singer of her 7 other siblings either, 5 of her sisters also sing and play instruments. She attended the prestigious North Atlanta High School of Performing Arts, and that’s where her formal training began and from there began lessons with the well-known opera singer, Alteouise Austin at Morris Brown College. Burgandy’s talents reach from the sound stage to the main stage in singing and acting.
Date: 02 March 2019
Doors open: 12:00
Show time: 1:30pm
Venue: PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)
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