Every Sunday we showcase some of the regions finest musicians during the afternoon, from 1.30pm and also in the evening at 8pm.
1.30pm ~ 20th April
Two Gypsy Jazz guitarists duel like Django.
8pm ~ 20th April
The Jackalopes formed in January 2013 on the back of the Lyons and Meadows project. The new line up retains David Lyons as the principle songwriter and introduces Matt Machin on classical guitar. Together the two guitarists have fused a unique style of fingerstyle, blues slide, classical and flamenco. Recently Ursula Bilington and Adam Pettik have joined to expand on the projects distinctive sound. Ursula's fiddle playing brings a new wealth of melody and resonance whilst Adam's intricate percussive techniques appropriately drive and compliment the music at the same time. Expect intricate interweaving minimalistic patterns inside transcendent progressive compositions, songs of comic bitterness, nostalgia and hope for the future with a foundation of rustic, bluesy acoustic goodness
1.30pm ~ 27th April
Heart-melting folk-pop reminiscent of the harmonic 70's California sound mixed with 60's British folk.
8pm ~ 27th April
Daisy's voice, her most powerful instrument, soars above classical piano to almost choral proportions, whilst the melodies are supported by dramatic fiddle and swelling cello.
Itís hard to draw comparison from a single musical influence Ė whether itís the honest and sometimes brutal story-telling of Nick Cave, or the entwining of melody and chords like Regina Spektor, Daisy certainly knows how to craft a song, and arrange the instrumentation so that the listener is constantly engaged. What is always evident, is that Daisy is a well travelled and experienced musician, and has come a long way from performing to three people at a dreary club in the Lower East Side of Manhattan when her musical journey really began.
JO SWAN & NICK PULLEN
1.30pm ~ 4th May
Bluesy, Exotic versions of classics from Cole Porter to Trex
8pm ~ 4th May
Just 3 are a professional vocal harmony trio
who perform their own arrangements of well known soul/motown, gospel
& pop songs.
1.30pm ~ 11th May
17 year old singer songwriter wowing audiences with his acoustic pop.
8pm ~ 11th May
Original Swing Trio like you never heard before!
The recent popularity of the gypsy jazz genre has revealed a host of proficient and talented django-ites, often satisfying fans of the style with their technical mastery. Bartoune shake up the well trodden path, with their unusual trio, adding Baritone Sax to the Guitar and Double Bass combo. Searching for new ways to interpret the genre within such instrumentation, the classics are given a fresh sound, and the genre is bent in new directions with original tunes built on their combined training in jazz, blues and classical.
Bartoune provide a varied evening of musical entertainment which is
likely to prove both memorable and danceable.
1.30pm ~ 25th May
Master accordionist playing Parisian waltzes and Tango.