Featuring the incredible Ruth Royall; Regal Jazz is a beautiful, sophisticated project that explores the more nuanced side of the genre. Centred around vocals but comprised of a handful of the best musicians around, the group bring an intense, simmering show. If you're in the mood for a night of gorgeous vocals, singing classy songs, backed by atmospherically powerful musicians; don't miss this!
MOLLY & THE KINGS
Molly and The kings are an upbeat Jazz, Soul, R&B quartet who perform slick arrangements of traditional standards, swingers and
juicy Soul numbers. Molly's unique soulful vocals offer the band a
fresh and modern feel, giving them a prominent and distinctive sound
within the Bristol Jazz scene...
Crow Puppets are a Devon based female duo who perform homespun folk. They sing close harmonies and blend a hotchpotch of instruments, weaving mysterious imagery and tender lyrics.
Their self released album ‘Whispering Hills, Tangled Hair’ was recorded in a cabin in Cornwall over two days by Nick Marshall (guitarist with Martha Tilston), and has been described by Folk Radio UK as an “assured and confident debut album focused on an evocative, contemporary folk sound that clearly inspires. One to watch, definitely.”
Both women have their own distinctive sound and working together has given rise to an exciting contrast of songwriting, which cultivates memories of forgotten landscapes and rugged terrain.
Mike Dennis comes at hip-hop from both sides – he’s deeply immersed in
the whole beatmaking thing, digital style, and yet he also knocks up a
pretty decent rhyme or two with which to embellish his tracks. The
surprising thing is that he’s also Grade 8 on the violin, and that that
turns out to be relevant, too.
This mysterious coming together of
Richard'Velvet Chestnut' Hughes, lost troubadour from a deserted circus,
and Hungarian percussionist Adam Pettick is very likely to conjure up
the drifting smoke of carousing campfires as well as the stark shadows
of forbidding forests. It certainly will not give you the hump.
THE SLIMLINE SHUFFLERS
The Slimline Shufflers play New Orleans inspired blues and boogie, with a
fresh take on timeless classics alongside thier own compositions. With Henry Slim
on vocals and harmonica, Eric Arthur on piano, Jai Widdowson-Jones on drums and various talented guest musicians.
If the phrase ‘hard swinging’ means anything then the Vipers are the
ones to know. Boiling down the essence of classic jazz, blues and soul
this offshoot of the meltingly good Hannah & The Tastemakers bring
classy oldtime dance music right back into the spotlight.