"Williams is a truly real, beautiful star, worthy of everyone's attention." Jamie Cullum
"Williams is one of the UK's hottest singers." Time Out
"Simcock is a formidable musician as well as a formidable pianist with a feeling for the way harmony can create architecture as well as momentary colours - a rare gift." The Telegraph
Award winning jazz & soul singer songwriter Natalie Williams returns to Crazy Coqs for a very special residency with one of the world's most renowned jazz pianists and composers, Gwilym Simcock.
Gwilym Simcock, BBC Radio 3 Jazz Award winner and first ever BBC Radio 3 New Generations Jazz Artist is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He has been hailed as a pianist of "exceptional", "brilliant" and "dazzling" ability and his music widely acclaimed as "engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling". As a composer his many commissions have included work for the BBC Proms and London Symphony Orchestra. This Spring he released two highly acclaimed albums on ACT, "Instrumation", with the City of London Sinfonia and "Reverie at Schloss Elmau" a duo with his long time collaborator, bassist Yuri Goloubev.
Natalie Williams is a MOBO nominated jazz and soul vocalist. Her 7 year sold out residency Soul Family Sundays at Ronnie Scott's has seen her perform to over 20,000 fans and she has performed at many leading live music events all over the world, including opening many jazz festivals. For two years she toured the globe as a lead vocalist with soul funk sensation, Incognito. Natalie recently released her 6th studio album, '"Where You Are", described by Jamie Cullum as "probably the best album of her career".