A Change is Gonna Come

Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Lady Sanity, Camilla George

“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 Nina Simone, Gil Scott-Heron, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke and more. This special set also features powerful new compositions by Anderson and Yeoh highlighting the ongoing fight for equal human rights.

The band 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.

Listen to ‘Freedom’ by Carleen Anderson, which features in the A Change is Gonna Come set

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

  • Performer: Carleen Anderson, Nikki Yeoh, Lady Sanity, Camilla George
  • Price: £12, £8 (concessions) *plus booking fee
  • Tagline: Music for human rights from four gifted soul, jazz and rap artists
  • Run time: 110 minutes inc interval


  • Venue: Reading Minster
  • Date: Monday, 22nd July 2019
  • Start Time: 20:00
  • End Time: 21:50
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