Black lives matter and during Black History Month no better time to hear the great soul singer Mica Paris in residence in the intimacy of a small jazz venue.
A hitmaker and actress, currently playing Elle Nixon on BBC soap Eastenders, with such songs as top 10 number 'My One Temptation' from 1988 in her back catalogue, Mica went on to release her debut platinum-selling album So Good on which the song appeared.
Two years ago she released tracks produced by the trumpeter/bandleader Guy Barker and moving up to the minute and looking ahead, listen to her moving, powerful, version of Labi Siffre's perennially stirring and significant '(Something Inside) So Strong' ahead of the release of Gospel (on the Rhino label) from which the track is drawn. The album is to be released on 27 November.
Mica Paris appears at Boisdale of Belgravia, London, on Friday 23, 30 and Saturday 31 October. Tickets