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A Blossom Dearie Tribute
with Tina May, Sarah Moule & Esther Bennett
Our Christmas special is the premiere of a new show remembering legendary American Jazz Singer and pianist Margrethe Blossom Dearie. We welcome back onto our stage the cream of today’s British jazz performers in what promises to be a wonderful evening of delightful music.
Doors Open 7.30pm Tickets on the door £9
Willie Garnett Big Band
Christmas Party Bash!
The great Santa Claus of Jazz will be wrapping up our 2014 programme with a fantastic evening of Big Band music!
One for the diary NOT TO BE MISSED!
Brooks Blues Bar present
MARK HARRISON BAND
& LAINE HINES
Doors Open 7.30pm Tickets on the door £8
‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists .... totally and
absolutely original’ (Mike Harding) ‘wonderful rootsy blues ..... innovative’
(Jazz FM) ‘singular lyrics ...an original take on song writing’ (Blues in
Britain) ‘rich and charming songs .... gasp-inducing virtuosity .... superb
ideas’ (The Blues Magazine) ‘Mark Harrison has been creating something of a stir
.... bringing a modern outlook to a traditional style, he is building a loyal
and wide fan base.’ (Blues Matters) ‘while all the songs feel as though they
could be rooted in the past they are contemporary and spark of truth’ (Music
News) ‘With his gifted finger-picking and slide guitar techniques, Harrison has
developed a distinctive style, supported by a group of versatile musicians’ (R2
magazine) ‘songs that are as unique as they are original’ (bluesblues)
Harrison has established a reputation for creating a unique kind of all-original
music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a
modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking
lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms is genuinely fresh and different. He
taps into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce something brand new and
totally relevant to the present day, with his distinctive rhythmic,
finger-picker and slide style.
His band includes some of the UK’s top roots
musicians. He has recently released his third album, The World Outside, which
has been unanimously praised by influential and knowledgeable figures across the
music world, receiving extensive airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews. Laine
Hines is widely regarded as the best and most original practitioner of authentic
pre-war acoustic blues. He is regularly described as ‘captivating’ and
‘spellbinding’. He has his own distinctive take on both classics and obscurities
of the era, and his performances feature a unique vocal style reminiscent of the
old field hollers of the Mississippi Delta, and a highly individual and
effective guitar technique.