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JAZZ KNIGHTS ORCHESTRA — STAINES

Drummer Cliff Longhurst has played with Matt Monro, Frankie Laine, Bert Weedon , Anne Shelton, Helen Shapiro, Nat Gonnella, Tony Hatch and Jackie Trent (among many others) and has toured with Herb Miller (Glen’s brother) — in addition to working as musical director for several well-known television shows. His JAZZ KNIGHTS ORCHESTRA came to Staines this week to put on a fantastic spectacle at the famous Riverside Club.

The orchestra delivered power and determination as they put on an extraordinary performance that rewarded us with the sounds & moods of Woody Herman’s big band era — the 1930s and 1940s.

A golden syrup of sax – Photo Credit: @neilmach 2017 ©

Starting with a complicated arrangement of “The Good Earth” composed by jazz trumpeter Neal Hefti, we were treated to a golden syrup of sax and beautifully chromatic trumpet — the ambitious number was endowed with attitude, passion and enormous scope.

Herman’s “The Preacher” was a cluster of sound textures with an excellent solo by Nick Charles.

Richard Rodgers’ “Sound of Music” found on Herman’s “My Kind of Broadway” was a first-class re-telling with zestful vibraphone and potent walking bass.

Rattling rhythms from Longhurst himself – @neilmach 2017 ©

The 15-piece Jazz Knights also treated the audience in Staines to lighter pop numbers such as “Killing Me Softly” [Charles Fox] and “Light My Fire” [the Doors] and a wondrous version of the Beatle’s “Hey Jude.”

The stand-out number was, perhaps, the band’s touching rendition of Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett’s romantic “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” made famous by singer Vic Dana. This nostalgic piece had a full-on big-band ‘feel’ with rattling rhythms from Longhurst himself and some articulate trumpet.

This was a joyful evening of swing-era jazz, a little bebop, gentle fusion and sophisticated pop — brilliantly polished, propellant and propulsive — yet relaxed in all the right places.

Thanks again to the Staines Riverside Club for hosting another unforgettable evening.

Words & Images : @neilmach 2017 ©

Link: http://www.jazzknightsorchestra.com/

Weyfest -The Rural Life Centre – 5th & 6th Sept

Alphabet Backwards at Weyfest 2009
Alphabet Backwards at Weyfest 2009

As you ride the steam train that takes you from one stage to another,  past the rusting tractors and the baa-baa black sheep, the rickety barns and the gypsy caravans – you know you are at the golden end of summer and you have arrived at the (now famous) home grown organic fest that is Weyfest.  And when you add to this the excitement in the kids eyes when they see that ‘security’ is provided by Storm-troopers and Daleks you realise why this Hampshire Music Fest has been short listed for “Best Family Festival”.  What a great way to spend a weekend !

Sure, the big hitters were there in force on the main ‘Village Green’ stage  – Jethro Tull, Osibisa, Mungo Jerry, The Beat, Blodwyn Pig. But on the smaller ‘Old Kiln Stage’ and the on ‘Rustic Stage’ the truly precious nuggets of treasure were to be found.

Security by Stormtroopers
Security by Stormtroopers

My favourite for off-the-wall slightly kookie band of the year just has to be ‘Alphabet Backwards’. This dramatically optimistic poppy band made the festival goers bounce and clap and jump for joy. This band is so energetic it is not true!

Their insistent Acoustic / Alternative / Electronica numbers wormed their way into the minds and hearts of the crowd. Bob is like the musical equivalent of Tarantino on Korg keyboards, James is the lead singer on acoustic guitar and Steph provides backing vocals and cosmic energy. I would defy anyone not to be singing “Primark  Primark  Primark “ to themselves after seeing this bubbly, vivacious, cute and adorable band. [www.myspace.com/alphabetbackwards]

Another of my favourites, ‘Kindred Spirit’  with their electro-folk prog-roots, also put on a fine show. I was still humming ‘The Chain’ (Fleetwood Mac) days later, but I also loved their self-penned tunes like Meta-Mor-Phosis and Dragonfire.  Band leader Elaine Samuels has a sweet yet powerful ‘Country & Western’ type  voice, well suited to the very English misty, moody and magical themes. Annie Parker adds some smoke and fire on flute, whilst Gavin Jones creates drama and majesty on electric violin. Mike Hislop on bass and Alan Barwise on drums provide the rhythm to the polished, meticulously crafted songs from this band. [www.myspace.com/kindredspiritukband]

Dalek security looks on

Other highlights from the Old Kiln stage included a seven piece Moody Blues covers band called ‘Blue Onyx’ who played some of the lesser heard Moody numbers like “So deep Within You” , the 1968 single “Ride My See-Saw” , “Melancholy Man” and, naturally,  the big, well-known numbers like “I’m Just a Singer (In a Rock and Roll Band)” and ‘Nights in White Satin” .
[www.blueonyx.co.uk]

True festival highlight and nominated by me for the ‘wacky and out-there’ award must go to the bizarre and weirdly addictive 40’s style band ‘Otis B Driftwood’. This trio (of five) who played a selection of ridiculous BBC Home radio era jazz, Latin and big band sounds- wearing a load of different comedy hats – delighted and astonished the festival crowd.

Their whole set was riddled with delicate, well-meaning and subtly dry humour … the sight of an ‘invisible man’ singing nonsense into his mike accompanied by  a group of bow-tied, trussed-up octogenarians clowning about on double-doses of Sanatogen was truly mesmerising and memorable (you had to be there…)

Be sure to book up early for next years Weyfest … I guarantee that this fun filled family festival will put a glow in your heart and a smile upon your face …. and it will set you up for winter!

© Neil_Mach
September 2009

Link:

[www.weyfest.co.uk]

Otis B Driftwood and friends
Otis B Driftwood and friends

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Abstract Genius – Sticky Fungus, Staines 13 May

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“Thankyou for not killing me”

Abstract Genius is a funk hip-hop hardcore ska band from Guildford. They don’t make it easy on themselves (Its A Long Way To The Top -If You Wanna Rock ‘N Roll) and mixing ska with hardcore was never gonna be easy … if you want hardcore then you won’t like the ska elements, and if you like ska you won’t like the hardcore elements…

Add to this the fact these lily-white kids are from the stockbroker belt of leafy Surrey and don’t possess enough angst in them to hurt a fly (let alone participate in a drive-by) and you cannot help but think that they will never be ‘Hurt So Bad’ to be able to authentically play ska-punk… there is a dawning  realisation that AG have  made a fair  few rods for their own corporate behind.

But the results are quite surprising … Abstract Genius took to the Sticky Fungus stage on a Wednesday night with a small crowd  (shall we say 40+) of devotees watching on – and stormed the place with their hip-hop vocals, high singing strings, mento semi-acoustic thrumming chords,  thumping bass play and squelchy sparkling sax.

Luke, on tenor and alto sax added tension and interest (not least by breaking a glass of Rosé – much to the overwhelming annoyance and personal displeasure of the SF soundman) and played the crowd with a practiced ease – deploying rapid-fire flowing patterns and progressively faster rap formations.

Combine this with Nick’s off beat chops, complete with the kind of singing lead breaks that threaten to singe the air and burn up the available oxygen (‘cos they are being played so high and electrically charged) and you have got one helluva hip-hop ska outfit. Mike’s offbeat lyrical percussion and Ben’s hard work and solid funkster bass-play all added up to a not to-be-missed adventure into sound and rhythm.

The breath control and vocal presence of the raps came across well, but in my opinion, some of the most delicate quality of Nick’s guitarwork was drowned out by crushing low bass distortion. When I was comparing what I heard live last night to the AG recordings (on their singularly good new album) I realised what I was missing. I also noticed that Mike’s backing vocals were almost incomprehensible- in fact Mike was so distant from the main band (being placed about 5 meters to the back of the stage) that he seemed to be almost a session player…. I recommend he gets moved forward in future gigs to get to participate more.

As well as the complete ‘Stand your Ground’ album (played over two halves) the band also proudly showed off their new song  ‘The Fine Line’ which demonstrated all that is good about this group – the rhyme schemes, gritty patterstyle blocks of percussion, loopy and sprightly guitar licks and a low thumping bass sound. And with a hard-core edge too!. Jolly good work.

With the alternating and entwining tempos, punk style choruses (plus angry shouts) a clean sax and a lead guitar sound that leans towards such ska punksters as Reel Big Fish etc. I really enjoyed this gig.  It was more skafull than the Bosstones and more slap-funky than early Incubus. Get the idea?  You should do… catch ‘em live soon or nag them for a copy of their album.

© Neil_Mach
May 2009

Link:

www.myspace.com/abstractgeniusuk

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Gemma Lawrence Trio – Staines Conservative Club

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The Gemma Lawrence Trio – She’s The Bossa

Under the watchful eye of Winston Churchill the sultry sounds of the Gemma Lawrence Trio trilled through the Staines Conservative Club bar. Gemma Lawrence was giving up her smoky best for a handful of true-blue blue-rinse blue-blood Tory ladies and their senior partners, who gave polite but mild applause. The atmosphere was, in every respect, ‘genteel’.

Gemma is a jazzy blues singer with leanings towards Country. A little bit country and a little bit rock n roll, if you like. In fact, she has recorded a Country album in Nashville with some of Tennessee’s musical royalty – including Gordon Mote. The trio is a guitar based combo, perhaps lacking the heartbeat of percussion at times, but never lacking direction or gusto.

The band includes singer/songwriter and all-round renaissance man Jonny Palmer on one guitar (together with his handy synth) along with Mark Dorsett and his fresh-faced blues-style pickin’ on the other.

But the main focus is on the classy lady Gemma and her slinky voice. Gemma reminded me of Diana Krall, not only in appearance but also in style. Like Diana, Gemma is able to ooze out those husky contralto lows and also the nerve tingling highs. Another piano based singer that came to my mind was Vonda Shepard, perhaps because of the mid-tempo jazzy familiarity of the sounds.

Gemma is very much the ‘band leader’ of the trio, constantly pointing direction and motivating the other musicians, getting things moving if needed or slowing things down when the mood requires. Her voice is strong, dense and smooth as an all-over cocoa butter body rub. Sticky and sweet. It gets right into all those aching places. The Southern U.S. swamplands are dark, mysterious places with hidden depths. And those Southern bars are smoky, sultry and  somewhat risky. These are the colours, smells and textures expressed in Gemma’s songs. Deep, deep lows are contrasted against ringing highs and cheerfully sweet melodies.

Gemma’s set started with the somewhat ironic ‘Stealers Wheel’ piece “Stuck in the Middle With You” (possibly more famous these days as a theme from the ‘Reservoir Dogs’.) This song kinda summed up what it was like playing the Staines Con Club on a cool quiet evening in Staines. “It’s so hard to keep this smile from my face…”

The set also included some old favourites like the Hoagy Carmichael ‘Georgia on My Mind’ or ‘Ventura Highway’, ‘Under The Broadwalk’ and even ‘Suspicious Minds’. I particularly liked the upbeat “I Saw Her Standing There” (one of my favourite Beatles numbers) and the Kenny Young / Drifters classic “Under the Boardwalk”.

At times I could have done without the ‘nuts and bolts’ being on show so much. You know the kind of thing, “Another key change now” or “We need more time here” or the fiddling with amps / mike stands etc. In my opinion music, like all craft, should magically conceal the hard work, grease, sweat and effort that goes into making it. The rough edges need to be smoothed out for public consumption. But, maybe I am being too harsh.

Stand out songs for me were the self penned “Always The Same”, a soothing and reliably efficient song (the delivery reminded me of Crystal Gayle,) and the Duffy/Hogarth track “Warwick Avenue”. It is a shame that Gemma didn’t include any Amy Whinehouse in her song-book too but maybe that would have been a step too far for the respectable members of the Con Club!

For funky, jazzy, smooth sounds, the Gemma Lawrence Trio can be thoroughly recommended. Catch them soon at a venue near you or you could see the trio at this years  Walton Soundfest.

© Neil_Mach
May 2009

www.myspace.com/gemmalawrencetrio

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5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.


Hardcore Rock – Live in Staines This Week


Imicus at Staines


Imicus

May 07 2009

Hobgoblin

Staines



supporting/ BLOODLOSS & WITHOUT THOUGHT


Imicus
formed at the turn of the year 2005…

Early highlights in 2009 have included being part of the first ever
Hellfire festival at Islington academy alongside acts such as Breed 77,
Sabbat, Exit Ten, Malefice, Romeo Must Die, Forever Never and Sacred
Mother Tongue.

They are now going through the signing process with Transcend Records…

MILLER (VOCALS)

DALE (DRUMS)

BILLY (LEAD GUITAR)

STEVE (BASS)

DAN (GUITAR)

Links:

www.myspace.com/imicus


Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

For
LIVE MUSIC REVIEWS  in STAINES keep checking WWW.ADPONTES.CO.UK

Here are the links for BLOODLOSS REVIEW and WITHOUT THOUGHT Review

2.


West Coast Jazz Live at Ascot


Allison Neale - Jagz Ascot


Allison Neale

Quartet

May 10 2009

Jagz

Ascot


Allison Neale Quartet


Allison Neale is a jazz saxophonist and flautist. born in
Seattle, USA, and raised in Northamptonshire, UK. She has been playing
alto from an early age, assimilating the stylistic approach of many
players, but above all Paul Desmond and Art Pepper, with whom she still
has a particular affinity. Spending her formative years playing alto in
the midland youth jazz orchestra, she had the opportunity to perform
with many leading international artists such as Adelaide Hall, Bud
Shank, and Lanny Morgan, amongst others. she also held the flute chair
in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra between 1996 and 1998. after
completing a Ba(Hons) in performing arts at de Montfort University,
Allison attended the Guildhall school of music and drama in London,
where she attained a postgraduate diploma in jazz and studio music. The
Allison Neale Quartet features Dave Cliff on guitar, Simon Thorpe on
bass, and Steve Brown on drums.



Upcoming shows


Sunday, 10th May

Show will start at Doors 12.30pm, two sets 1pm to 3.30pm

Ticket cost: £6.00

Special entrance and roast lunch £12



Links:


http://www.myspace.com/allisonnealemusic


3.


Powerful Rock Covers – Windsor



Axis at Old Ticket Hall Windsor




Axis

May 08 2009

Old Ticket Hall

Windsor


AXIS is a powerful rock covers band making some serious waves on the local music scene. You haven’t heard AXIS until you have heard them
live as performing live is what they love. You can expect to hear rock
favorites from the 70s era thru today. Performing hits in our own AXIS
style from Nickelback to Pink Floyd from Greenday to Lynyrd Skynryd,
from U2 to The Eagles and everything in between + DJ PLAYING
80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

The
Old Ticket Hall Windsor & Eton Riverside Station

5/8/2009 8:00 PM at AXIS

THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR, SL4

Links:

www.myspace.com/axisrockyou

Also on at the Old Ticket Hall this week:

Grouper

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND…GROUPER play songs from Coldplay Travis TheStrokes Stereophonics Wheatus Van Morrisson Wild Cherry James BrownEagle Eye Cherry Toploader Steelers Wheel Kinks Beatles Dandy WarholsLenny Kravitz Chili Peppers Reef… AND MANY,MANY MORE! FOR MORE INFO
VISIT  + DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s
HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

www.grouperband.co.uk/

4.


New Wave Punk Covers – Live at  Hampton


Scam 69 at Royal Oak, Hampton


Scam 69

May 09 2009

Royal Oak

Hampton


A tribute to the classic hits of 1977-1982


Scam 69 are widely regarded as the finest New Wave Tribute act in the UK.
Scam 69 authentically reproduce the sounds and energy of the Clash, the
Undertones, the Buzzcocks, the Stranglers, the Adverts and many more…


Links:

http://www.myspace.com/scam69com

Royal Oak Hampton

45 Oak Ave, Hampton, TW12 3BS

http://www.theroyaloakhampton.co.uk/


5.


Local Alt Rock band  –   Live in Staines



Instincts of Nature- Sticky Fungus Staines


Instincts of

Nature

May 07 2009

Sticky Fungus

Staines

w/ Big Truck – Powerful,
melodic rock with a punch. Emotive stuff…


Instincts of Nature are a STAINES band mixing elements/influences of grunge, punk and even the Chilis (a big rock soup)!

Time: May 7, 2009 at 8pm to May 8, 2009 at 1am

Location: Sticky Fungus

Street: Elmsleigh Road

City/Town: Staines

Doors open at 8pm. £5 entry. Over 18’s only (ID required)

Links:

www.myspace.com/instinctsofnature





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Five Things – This Week in Staines

1.

Fresh Emo / Punk – Live in Staines This Week

Kyoto Drive at Staines

Kyoto Drive
May 03 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines

w/ The Sketch

Kyoto Drive formed out of the ashes of two Birmingham hardcore bands, when the two acts disbanded the remaining members came together to create the band that they are today. They joined forces in early 2008 and have been playing the length and breadth of the UK thereafter. The band have just released a debut EP ‘Spotlights and Stars’ which is available as a free download on their myspace page.

Adam Binder
Vocals + Bass

Chris Piper
Drums

Mike Levell
Vocals + Guitar

Mark Piper
Vocals + Guitar

Links:

www.myspace.com/kyotodrive

Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

2.

World Class Jazz-Funk Live at Ascot

Damon Brown - Jagz Ascot

Damon Brown
Quartet
May 03 2009
Jagz
Ascot



A “Ronnie Scotts” recording artist Damon Brown is one of the United Kingdoms leading Jazz musicians. His trumpet playing and composing have won him unanimous critical acclaim both at home and abroad. Damon performs and tours internationaly with his band and has also played with many great Jazz musicians including Steve Grossman , Benny Golson, Dave Liebman , Don Braden , Rubin Wilson, Steve Wilson, Bruce Barth and many others. Today he is leading his quartet with Leon Greening, piano, Mike Janisch, bass and Sebastion de Krom, drums.

Upcoming shows:

Sunday, 3rd May
Show will start at Doors 12.30pm, two sets from 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special entrance and roast lunch £12

Links:

www.myspace.com/damonbrownjazz


3.

Classic Live Rock – Windsor

Spiderwire at Old Ticket Hall Windsor


Spiderwire
May 02 2009
Old Ticket Hall
Windsor

Spiderwire are a fab four piece band that worship at the altar of rock. Playing covers from numerous great rock icon’s, such as Nickelback, Velvet Revolver, Kings of Leon, Rage and even the god of the quad Ozzy. Come along and enjoy an evening with the fast and furious. For those about to rock……We Salute You!!!!!!!! + DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

8:00 PM at SPIDERWIRE
THE OLD TICKET HALL, WINDSOR, SL4
Cost: £3

Links:

www.myspace.com/spiderwirerocks

4.

New Indie Pop Sensations – Live at  Windsor

November 5 at Firestaion Windsor

November Five
May 01 2009
Firestation Arts Centre – Basement Studio
Windsor


‘Band of the Month’ ‘ Kool Rock Radio

The summer season of Ignition! Starts with a bang.. Following the release of new single ‘Closure’ and recent headline slots at Alan McGee’s Death Disco and Club Velocity, The November Five are a band on the up and they bring their driving, infectious indie pop to The Firestation’s May Ignition!

Band portrait of November Five’Closure’ has already received enthusiastic support and airplay from DJs such as Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music, ‘Band of the Month’ feature on http://www.Koolrockradio.com and ‘You Heard It Here First’ on the Britsound Radio Show, nationally syndicated across the USA. If that wasn’t enough, online music bible The Quietus recently jumped on board with an interview that takes in everything from the bands sounds to Glenn Close’s haircut! Read it here.

Support comes from long time Windsor scenesters Self Esteem.

£6
Doors 7.30pm

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/thenovemberfive

http://www.myspace.com/selfesteemmusic


5.

Energising Alt Rock  –   Live in Staines

Alphabet Backwards at Hobgoblin Staines

Alphabet
Backwards
Apr 30 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines

w/ Lemonshaft

Even if our zeitgeist (spirit of this age) yokes us away from this inexplicable xenophobia and withdrawal from various prejudices; the undefined beauty of this theoretical Acousto alt.ectronika band is that they subsume delicicious sounds in their rarefied qualitative productions openly, but not nihilistically, as a motif (laconic or otherwise) kinetically determined judiciously inward – yet holistically grafted in a frantic effort towards a dynamic and a cosmically broadened anxiety.

Neil_Mach
2009

Yeah, thanks Neil … blah di blah di blah ….  yawn …  why don’t you go see ’em for yourself and see if you agree with him?

Links:

www.myspace.com/alphabetbackwards

www.myspace.com/lemonshaft

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5 Things – This Week in Staines

1.

Energetic Ska Band – Live in Staines

TrueBeat Staines

Truebeat
Mar 26 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines


With ANONYMOUS TIP & DEAD IDENTITIES

TrueBeat are refreshing new ska band from West London breaking onto the scene as ska makes a real comeback.

Their sound is lively and energetic with a wide range of influences – so put on your skankin shoes as this is real get on the dance floor …

SKA! They have recently recorded their first EP which has had a fantastic reception and they are definitely a band to keep a close eye on. … they went down a treat last time they were in town so don’t miss ’em this time!

Link:


www.myspace.com/truebeatuk

Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

2.

Classic Rock Power Trio…  Live at Windsor

Riff Raff - Windsor

Riff Raff
Mar 27 2009
Old Ticket Hall
Windsor




Classic Rock is the best music on the planet.  Period.

RIFF RAFF show it due respect with a no-nonsense delivery that tells it like it is – straight ahead rock from the classic power trio format, superbly played. They pay tribute to (but don’t copy) some of the best known (and some less obvious) rock tunes. With former pro credentials and years of experience working throughout Europe and elsewhere, in diverse acts, RIFF RAFF really know what they are doing – telling the story of rock, from its sixties beginnings, through the “classic” glory years, and up to the nineties.

If you enjoy Led Zeppelin, Free, Wishbone Ash, Cream and their contemporaries, you’re going to love RIFF RAFF.

DJ PLAYING 80’s & 90’s HITS – BAR OPEN TILL 2AM

http://www.myspace.com/riffraffrockband


3.

Melodic Indie Pop- Live in Staines

Audio Video Disco at Staines


Audio Video Disco
Mar 29 2009
Hobgoblin
Staines

Audio.Video.Disco. are a new breath of fresh air to the indie, pop genre, not afraid of writing catchy melodies and annoyingly difficult to pigeon-hole, they are a cut-above the norm.

Formed mid-way through 2007 when duo Matt O’Daly and Richard Berkshire moved away from their acoustic roots and decided to start a proper band. In stepped Adam Linton (bass) and Tom Smith (drums). The line-up was complete.

Now having already played alongside Alphabeat, a set at the illustrious Clapham Grand and a headline show at the Astoria 2, this band have already attracted the attention of producer/engineer Phil English. The band recorded their current EP at
Phil’s Alexander Sound Studio in Milton Keynes.

Their EP launch was a huge sell out success and the band sold more tickets than when Hard-Fi played the same venue. Now with a solid fan base built up over the past year the band are set to make some serious waves amongst the current crop of bands coming out of the West-London area.

Links:

http://www.myspace.com/audiovideodiscouk

Buckle Up Staines


http://www.buckleuppromotions.com

4.

Exciting Blues Rock – Live Ascot

Robin BiBi Band at Ascot

Robin BiBi
Mar 28 2009
Jagz
Ascot

Because of the band’s growing reputation with a highly entertaining stage presentation, the Robin Bibi Band are becoming one of the busiest bands round this area and have succesfully broken into the festival scene.

The Bibi Band’s live line up is subject to occasional regional changes. Robin can be seen playing with some of the best musicians around – Geoff Cooper, Martin York, Paul Robinson, Chris Bellshaw, Pete Shaw, Jonathan Banks, Darby Todd and Ed Spevok. The tried and tested trio format gives each member the space to stretch out and express themselves musically.

It’s exuberant passionate, dynamic, exciting and fun! It’s music played straight from the heart, it will move your head, your heart and of course your feet!

Show will start at 8.45
Ticket cost: £8.00
Doors open from 7.30pm. £26 for 2 courses and entrance (£30 for 3 courses). Entrance for the bands is £8 but is strictly limited and on a first come first served basis. Entrance for dining or just the band INCLUDES free entrance to the nightclub

Link:

http://www.robinbibiband.co.uk/




5.

Tenor Sax Sounds –  Live Jazz at Ascot

Simon Spillet Quartet at Ascot

Simon Spillett
Quartet
Mar 29 2009
Jagz
Ascot

Simon Spillett is a great tenor saxman and has been on the London scene for a few years now and already a favorite at JAGZ. Many years ago he even attended the jazz workshop at JAGZ. His band this week includes John Citchinson, piano, Andrew Cleyndert, bass, and Spike Wells, drums.

Sunday, 29th March
Show will start at 1pm to 3.30pm
Ticket cost: £6.00
Special – entrance and roast lunch £12

Links:

http://www.simonspillett.com/


http://www.jagz.co.uk

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