Current Programme

 

September 2019

7th – Café Society – much requested and here they are again. If you enjoy an evening of “off the wall” cabaret, then the outrageous Anthony Mason in his Noel Coward and George Formby roles will have you “more than amused” with his own special brand of humour and song. Then add the talents of Phil Lucas on trumpet, Andy Wallace on reeds and Colin Turner on tuba. It sounds different - it is different. Entertainment par excellence.

14th – Maine Street Jazzmen – true professionals all who willingly agreed to move their booking to allow us to accommodate the Storyville Jass Band in June. One of the finest traditional jazz bands in the North of England. Good time, effervescent non stop music including some wonderful harmonica playing from leader and trombonist, Herbie Hudson.

21st – John + Jim + Tom + Ed – shame on us! We should have thought about bringing these first class musicians together years ago! Our favourite reeds player John Hallam, guitar maestro Jim Birkett, melodic pianist Tom Kincaid and the superb bass of Ed Harrison. A memorable evening is on the cards.

28th – Sorry – No Jazz

 

October 2019

5th - Shades of Jazz – one of the best groups on the circuit which swings like fury and a Boston Spa favourite. John Hallam on reeds, Gary Wood on trumpet, Martin Veasey on trombone, Rod Kelly on piano, Jim Douglas (ex Alex Welsh) on guitar/banjo, Bruce Rollo on bass and led by Graham Smith on drums. Don’t miss this one!

12th – Hamish McGregor plays Ball, Barber and Bilk – the name is the giveaway! This is a highly recommended group from Scotland re-creating the wonderful sounds from the 50s and 60s. The programme recalls all the hit tunes from your favourite bands of the era. Yes – it’s pure nostalgis – and none the worse for that!

19th – Temperance Seven - and a welcome return by another special group founded in the 1950s. The band specialises in the music of the 20s, 30s and 40s though with a tongue in cheek slant throughout! You’ll recall the famous numbers – “You’re driving me crazy” and “Pasadena”. Do come along and bring your friends for a fun evening and to rekindle old memories.

26th – Amy Roberts + Richard Exall – and to end a month of memorable sounds, something a little different as Amy and Richard – both former members of the Chris Barber Band – demonstate their formidable talents as they take on “the standards” on a range of reeds instruments

                       

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