Project PH


FUNK in the spirit of JAZZ

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Project PH is a group of musicians brought together by former session bassist Yolanda Charles. Awarded an MBE for services to music in 2020, she has had a long career backing artists such as Hans Zimmer, Squeeze, Dave Stewart, Robbie Williams and Paul Weller.

The Band

Australian Kim Murray offers a display of vibrant sound-crafting and compelling soloing as lead guitarist, he often develops the songs in the early stages with Yolanda.

Project pH features the skills of the dynamic and versatile Laurie Lowe on drums. Known for his work as part of the Preston, Glasgow & Lowe trio as well as a myriad of names in the UK jazz scene Laurie’s presence in Project pH brings the full range of the compositions to life.

With extensive training in Classical, Jazz and contemporary music including composing and production skills, Hamish Balfour brings his prodigious talents to the band and superb soloing style to Project PH’s live performances.


The voices of the band are the emotive Paris Ruel

and the powerful Adeola Shyllon.

Contact FUNKGURUS artist management for booking enquiries

Our instrumental line up with Roberto Manzin on saxophone

PROJECT PH INSTRA-MENTALS

Photo by Tina Korhonen, all rights reserved

With both our vocal line-up and performing as the INSTRA-MENTALS PROJECT PH expresses their music with tightly choreographed detail, often unpredictably performed, signalling accents or arrangement changes with a nod or glance. The scope for interplay and connection is wide and allows the musicians room to ‘breathe’. No two shows are ever the same. In Project pH there is to be found a mix of beautiful ballads, heavy funk-fusion instrumental tracks and modern RnB influenced soulful tunes.

MAYBE I

Can we do it


LIVE DATES 2022

Project pH Band: Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe, Hamish Balfour, with vocalists Paris Ruel & Adeola Shyllon
Hoochie Coochie’s – Newcastle 1st April 2022 https://www.hoochiecoochie.co.uk/event/yolanda-charles-project-ph/

Project pH Band: Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe, Hamish Balfour, with vocalists Paris Ruel & Adeola Shyllon

UK Bass Guitar show Liverpool 3rd April 2022 https://theukbassguitarshow.com/


Project pH Band: Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe, Hamish Balfour, with vocalist Paris Ruel
The Verdict Jazz Club Brighton 14th May 2022
https://www.verdictjazz.com/

Project pH Band Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe, Hamish Balfour, Paris Ruel with Roberto Manzin
Ronnie Scott’s Late Late Show 27th & 28th May 2022
https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/7419-late-late-show-with-yolanda-charles-project-ph#

Project pH Band: Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe. Hamish Balfour, with vocalists Paris Ruel & Adeola Shyllon
Ronnie Scott’s Late Late Show 30th June 2022
https://www.ronniescotts.co.uk/performances/view/7225-late-late-show-hosted-by-yolanda-charles-project-ph-band-feat-paris-ruel-and-adeola-shyllon

Project pH INSTRA-MENTALS Yolanda Charles, Kim Murray, Laurie Lowe, Hamish Balfour, with Roberto Manzin
Writtle Jazz Festival 7th August 2022

http://writtlejazzfestival.co.uk/