A Change is Gonna Come

Monday 22 July 2019

“This celebration of political anthems transformed them into compelling art” **** The Guardian

Four of the most gifted soul, jazz and rap artists explore the power of protest songs in this not-to-be missed collaboration. Leading an incredible sextet are supremely talented queens of their trade: the soulful Carleen Anderson, jazz virtuosos Nikki Yeoh and Camilla George and rising UK rapper Lady Sanity.

On stage together for the first time, they will perform unique interpretations of iconic songs from the time of the civil rights through to today. This special set also features powerful new compositions by Anderson and Yeoh highlighting the ongoing fight for equal human rights.

The band also features the talents of bassist Renell Shaw who has collaborated, recorded and toured alongside artists such as Rudimental, Skepta, Nitin Sawhney, plus drummer Rod Youngs who has played with Gil Scott Heron, Hugh Masekela and Jocelyn Brown, amongst others.

Line up

Carleen Anderson – vocalist, MD
Nikki Yeoh – piano & keyboard, MD
Lady Sanity – rapper
Camilla George – saxophone
Renell Shaw – electric bass
Rod Youngs – drums

Produced by Sound UK. A Change is Gonna Come is supported by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund.

Further information
  • Tickets: £13 and £9 (concessions) – book here
Type of event
Event date
22 July 2019
Start time
Address line 1
Reading Minster
Line 2
Chain Street
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified