Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians from 8pm.
BALANCA / 8pm
Balança’s music draws on both Jazz and the music of Brazil.Their material ranges from the Bossa Novas and Sambas of Jobim and João Gilberto, through to the music of contemporary Brazilian Jazz artists including Joyce and Hermeto Pascoal and Jazz artists such as Pat Metheny and Chick Corea.
The rhythms and grooves of Brazil are at the heart of Balança’s sound and Cathy’s assured percussion locks in with the Rhythm Section to create exciting patterns and textures. Balança’s performances are uplifting, energetic and eminently danceable.
THE OPEN SECRETS / 8pm
The Open Secrets were formed in 2012. They play a brand of Americana that combines the best of modern country and old-time mountain music, with an emotional intensity that is all their own. But if you are looking for reference points you could do worse than triangulate Gillian Welch Steve Earle and the Band.
The band bring the dustbowl tradition into the 21st Century. Their songs are populated by drunks, losers and drifters. But every once in a while love wins out and the guy gets the gal.
The Open Secrets take their name from the collection of short stories of the same name by Canadian writer Alice Munro.
TWO MAN TING/ 8pm
"Two Man Ting comprise midlander Jon Lewis and Sierra Leonian Jah-Man Aggrey. They are an offshoot of Le Cod Afrique, the world dance collective who were something of a hit on the small festival circuit a few years back, and like that band they play a bright, appealing blend of multicultural roots-pop centred on Lewis’s Palm Wine-meets-highlife picked guitar and Aggrey’s sunny, chatty vocals. Djembe and hand percussion fill out a sound that should lighten up many an outdoor musical gathering this summer."
FLAMJAZZ BROTHERHOOD / 8pm
Founded in Bristol, by the union of Ivan Moreno (percussion,vocals), Michel Padron (Trumpet, Trombone) Cuffy Cuthbertson (Guitars) Ron Phelan (double bass)
As the name suggests, this talented quartet perform their original compositions & classic covers in a exciting fusion of Flamenco & Jazz styles.
THE SCHMOOZENBERGS / 8pm
Conjuring up the mood of 1930′s Paris, fused with the energy of a gypsy campfire jam session, we are a group of musicians with a passion for gypsy swing music.
Irresistible rhythms, lyrical melodies and our own little bit of ‘special sauce’ give us the ingredients for a heart warming, hip swinging sound.
Based in Bristol (UK), The Schmoozenbergs includes Sam Stennett (Guitar), Tom Brydon Smith (Guitar), Alex Taylor (Violin) and Ron Phelan (Double Bass).
Come with us on a gypsy jazz adventure, guaranteed to make you bounce and smile!
CHIRIMOYA / 8pm
Choice R&B from Hendrix to Rihanna in authentic
New York latin jazz style. Chirimoya have the cool jazz harmonies and
danceability of Poncho Sanchez.
Tammy Payne, congas and vocals.
Ruth Hammond, keys and vocals.
Jake McMurchie, sax.
Matt Jones, drums.
BARTOUNE / 8pm
12 years of experience and showmanship leaves this professional trio well versed at taking the audience on a journey. The hot-club style outfit travels through desert caravans, medditerranean vibes and 40s swing-dance halls, depending on where the crowd, and the band, want to go!
Their fresh sound and variety of instruments and rhythms keeps any audience interested. Gypsy Jazz, classic songs, mellow clarinet tones, and driving Bari sax , all under pinned by the tight swing of vibrant guitar and bass.