Soulful Saturday

We're travelling on the festival soul train on Saturday 25th August with two world class British soul artists Tony Momrelle and Zara McFarlane headlining St Mary's Church. With a host of awards to their names and appearances on Later with Jools Holland these artists are the real deal and we're delighted to welcome them to the festival. Come down and let them take you to your soulful place! We are offering a ‘Soulful Saturday’ ticket which includes Unreserved Seated tickets for both soul headline concerts on Saturday 25th August; Tony Momrelle and Zara McFarlane.

Acclaimed British Soul singer Tony Momrelle kicks off ‘Soulful Saturday’ and the 2018 festival’s headline concerts. He performs an afternoon show at St Mary’s Church on Saturday 25th August with his incredible band.

With a music career spanning two decades Tony is one of the most respected British Soul singers of his generation and has been credited by the Guardian as ‘the 21st Century Stevie Wonder’ so this concert is a must to attend if you appreciate the very best Soul music.

Tony has performed with some of the greatest artists in the world, including; Incognito, Gloria Estefan, Celine Dion, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Sade, Gary Barlow, Andrea Bocelli, Gwen Stefani, Robert Palmer and in Autumn of 2016 Tony supported the legendary Earth, Wind & Fire on their sold-out UK tour.

Check out Tony Momrelle on Later with Jools Holland

Book tickets to see Tony Momrelle at the festival

Tony Momrelle

Continuing the ‘Soulful Saturday’ vibe the amazing Zara McFarlane performs a headline concert on Saturday evening in St Mary’s Church.

Zara picked up the Jazz FM Vocalist of the year award in May and with recent performances including Later…with Jools Holland and the mammoth SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, as well as MOBO awards to her name, she’s definitely one to watch and we’re excited to welcome her to the Rye Jazz & Blues Festival.

Described as ‘vocally akin to early Nina Simone and Roberta Flack’
, her most recent album traces her musical heritage from the Caribbean combining jazz with the pulsating reggae rhythms of Jamaica.

Zara’s music is seductive and earthy and as a performer she is uniquely engaging, deftly combining the intricacies of jazz with a deep soulfulness, melding multiple influences from reggae to pop, folk and blues with both her originals and choice of covers.

Check out Zara McFarlane on Later with Jools Holland

Book tickets to see Zara McFarlane at the festival

Zara McFarlane

We are delighted to offer a ‘Soulful Saturday’ ticket which includes Unreserved Seated tickets for both headline concerts on Saturday 25th August Tony Momrelle and Zara McFarlane. These are £50 which is a great saving! Book these tickets on either of the below linked event pages.

Tony Momrelle Unreserved Seated £30

Zara McFarlane
Unreserved Seated £36

‘Soulful Saturday’ Unreserved Seated £50 (tickets for both Tony and Zara)

We look forward to welcoming you to ‘Soulful Saturday’ and the 2018 Rye Intl Jazz & Blues Festival. For more information on these and all our headline artists, free music and fringe activities please visit our website

Posted on 18/07/2018 by Ian Bowden

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