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Nicki Leighton-Thomas Album Launch:


“A singer with propulsive timing, strong presence and intimate insight”

- John Fordham, The Guardian

  • About
Born in the UK of a Welsh father and Mauritian mother, Nicki spent her formative years singing in choirs and had her first band at 17. After living in Mauritius and Paris, She went on to study at drama school before moving to London. A chance meeting with composer Simon Wallace, who was working with lyricist and renowned poet Fran Landesman led to Nicki's first album 'Forbidden Games’ - Jack Maserik’s ‘Album of the Week’ in The Evening Standard.

As a fixture on the London jazz scene in the 1990's, Nicki performed at the 606 Club, Pizza on the Park, Pizza Express Jazz Club in Dean St, The Groucho Club, The Café de Paris, The Barbican, The 100 Club, The Festival Hall as well as at many regional Jazz clubs and Festivals, including the London Jazz Festival and The Stables at Wavendon.

Nicki's vocals can be heard on work ranging from artists such as Gary Husband, Belinda Carlisle and Padraig Jack amongst others.

ONE GOOD SCANDAL reunites the band from her first album and is a collection of new lyrics by Fran Landesman who wrote about and for Nicki.


9 OCT 22 | 7.30pm
Simon Wallace - piano
Dave O’ Higgins - saxophone
Alec Dankworth - bass
Paul Robinson - drums

18 OCT 22 | 7.30pm
Simon Wallace - piano
Alec Dankworth - bass

For more information about the venue and our COVID-19 Health and Safety policy, please see our your-visit page.
We do not accept Amex.
There will be one 70 minute set with no interval
Recommended for all ages 
9 OCT | 7.30pm Band
18 OCT | 7.30pm Piano & Bass
Tickets (All unreserved)

General Admission £15 

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