Yoka

This Dutch Diva has experience in theatre, jazz, opera and blues, Yoka was the face of successful British Indie Blues Band "Little Devils" (2010-2016) and Yoka &The SugarBeats (2016-2018). Yoka is a charismatic performer with a big voice that easily adapts to different genres.  A true story teller, she is known to take her audience on a journey full of laughter and the occasional tear. Yoka also adds occasional flute and sax to the overall sound and has been nominated in 2014, 15 & 16 for instrumentalist of the year in the British Blues Awards. Yoka is currently involved in three projects: 

 

 

Yoka & Big Ray                          After Sundown                   Sister Moonshine

Original material and covers                1930/40's jazz with                     Soulful Blues Band

(Big Ray on acoustic guitar)                Phil Woollett on guitar

 

 

 

 

Big Ray

Big Ray cut his musical teeth on the Belgian and Dutch Blues scenes, playing with a plethora of musicians both on bass as well as guitar.

Upon his return to London, he joined Little Devils  on guitar and went on to co-write their critically acclaimed album, The Storm Inside. Ray performs his original material accompanying Yoka on acoustic guitar.  Ray played electric guitar for Soul and Blues band Yoka & The SugarBeats and is currently playing bass for Corky's Cats and Sister Moonshine.   

 

 

 

Upcoming gigs:

 

18/08/19 Jazz, Gin and Blues Festival 4.30pm (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

24/08/19 Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival (Yoka & Big Ray) 

 

1. The Town Hall, Albert Rd, BB8 0AQ 2-4pm

2. Tubb's, Albert Road, BB8 0AG 5-7pm

 

25/08/19 The Cross keys, Siddal (West Yorkshire) (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

08/09/19 The Pilot, Maidstone (After Sundown)

 

21/09/19 The Queen's Head (After Sundown)

 

22/09/19 Moondance Bar, Rochester (After Sundown)

 

05/10/19 Skehans - SE London 9pm (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

13/10/19 The Pilot - Maidstone 3pm (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

20/10/19  Concert St Lawrence Church Caterham £10  (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

27/10/19  The Pilot, Maidstone (After Sundown)

 

24/10/19 The Magnet Micro Pub, Broadstairs 7.30pm (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

31/10/19 The Style and Winch, Maidstone, HALLOWEEN party (Sister Moonshine)

 

02/11/19 The Bell Inn, Bearsted (Sister Moonshine)

 

03/11/19 The Bunters,  Sittingbourne (After Sundown)

 

17/11/19 The Magnet, Broadstairs 3pm (After Sundown)

 

29-30/11/19 Boogaloo Weekender at The Heathlands, Bournemouth (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

07/12/19 Queen's Head (Sister Moonshine)

 

08/12/19  The Pilot, Maidstone (After Sundown)

 

15/12/19 The Pilot - Maidstone 3pm (Yoka & Big Ray)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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