Ciyo Brown - Can We Pretend Album

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  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club


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  • 14:00 - 16:00

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Combining his seamless ability to flit between genres and create riffs and runs you wouldn’t believe, the singer/guitarist/composer lends his talents to a brand new musical love letter. The titular single was released, this past Summer - Ciyo’s rendition of Bill Withers' “Can we Pretend”.

The mantra for the album is 'Vocal Excursions with a Tinge of Guitar' - a vocal exploration of original material and songs taken from the Pop, Soul, Reggae and Jazz genres. However, whilst it is not an out and out guitar instrumental album, there is more than just a 'tinge of Guitar'. Recorded live at Slipway Studio (Co-Producer Simone Filiali).


Ciyo Brown – Vocals & Guitar

Sean Hargreaves – Piano

Neville Malcolm – Double Bass

Peter Adam Hill – Drums


The Jamaican born musician, first picked up the guitar at the age of nine and was taught by his late father, Lorenzo Alexander Brown.

Throughout his illustrious career, Ciyo has participated in several different aspects of music to include theatre musicals, educational seminars and workshops, studio recordings and live performances. Ciyo’s career continues to take very interesting turns and he has increasing been asked to appear in musical settings in popular television series. This development has seen him appear in ‘Landscapers’ alongside Olivia Coleman, the period drama ‘Sanditon’ with the likes of Rose Williams, Crystal Clarke, Kris Marshall, Anne Reid, Jack Fox, Charlotte Spencer and Leo Suter, ‘A spy among friends’ alongside Damian Lewis and a live television performance on ‘The last leg’ alongside Alex Brooker, Josh Widdicombe and Adam Hills. 

He has worked alongside a parade of internationally acclaimed artists. These have included Meli’sa Morgan, Glen Jones, Mica Paris, Melba Moore, Shirley Jones, Jean Carne, China Moses, YolanDa Brown, Omar, Linda Lewis, Tony Momrelle, Tara Minton, Jo Harrop, Judy Jackson, Imaani, Suggs, Caron Wheeler, Pauline Catlin- Reid (Shezzie), Soul II Soul, Jazz vocal sensation Vimala Rowe, Ann Nesby (Sounds of Blackness), Ruby Turner, Royal Wedding vocalist Paul Lee, Annie Lennox, Damian Flood, Leo Richardson, Alex Webb 




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Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN


Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.

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