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Cleveland Watkiss: VocalSuite

Deda, Chapel Street, Derby DE1 3GU, England

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VocalSuite is an elusive a capella vocal improvisation performance that uses the atmosphere of venue, mood and interactivity of audience to present a performance of the moment. By fusing an incredible voice with innovative technology, the award-winning Cleveland Watkiss seamlessly links musical cultures from Africa to Europe to create human vocal soundscapes.

Cleveland Watkiss MBE is a British-born African/Caribbean multidisciplinary creative artist. His staggering vocal range and deeply attuned musical sense has been at the forefront of most British music scenes since the 1980s, taking in reggae, jazz, drum 'n' bass, breakbeat, jungle, opera, and pop.

"He is a genuine virtuoso."... The Independent

"Cleveland Watkiss earlier on spun some ecstatic variations on a Chopin prelude that had us all spellbound."... Telegraph