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 ~ 16th March
Gypsy Jazz guitarists duel like Django.
8pm ~ 16th March
Shaun McCrindle has been writing songs and playing in bands in Bristol for over 20 years now, mainly as a singer-songwriter but also as an occasional guitarist with the Blue Aeroplanes and John Matthias.
Mr Shaun is essentially a three-piece line-up, featuring long-time collaborator John Slattery on bass and new member Jeff France, on drums. They play - and are available for bookings - in an electric format and an acoustic format (when John switches to bozouki).
1.30pm ~ 23rd March
Master accordionist serenades us with some tantalizing Tango.
MATT HOLBORN TRIO
8pm ~ 23rd March
The Matt Holborn Quartet are an exciting young gypsy jazz band based in Leeds. Playing a mix of gypsy swing, jazz standards, bebop and world music, the quartets main aim is to keep this style of jazz fresh, new and exciting whilst paying homage to the traditions of the music.
Matt is one of the leading young jazz violinists in the country. Having studied at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2012 Matt has fast become a first call violinist for many of the countries top jazz/gypsy jazz/world music bands. Matt has played in venues all over the place such as Rich Mix London, Le Quecumbar, Kings Place London, Django Reinhardt Festival Samois sur Seine in France, Brecon Jazz Festival, Hereford Cathedral, Matt and Phreds, Upton Jazz Festival and Seven Arts Leeds. Matt has also played gypsy jazz for The Queen at Buckingham Palace last Christmas.
“Amongst other young jazz violinists in the UK, Matt stands out with his instantly recognisable sound, a good use of violin techniques and intelligent musicality.”
Tim Kliphuis -Internationally renowned jazz violinist and educator.
1.30pm ~ 30th March
Relaxing live music to soothe your Sunday.
8pm ~ 30th March
Nick Roll and Pete Airey's fluid guitars charge this passionate mix of Spanish and South American classic song.
JOANNA SWAN & NICK PULLEN
1.30pm ~ 6th April
Bluesy and exotic versions of popular classics from Cole Porter to TRex.
8pm ~ 6th April
From the Bristol melting pot, Organ3man are a three man organ combo with groovepower. Their funk line up of choice is organ, double bass and drums.
They play live interpretations of some of the sweetest 60s soul jazz and heaviest 70s funk, all of which are high energy, improvised dancefloor killers.
1.30pm ~ 13th April
Bearded purveyor of Biscuit Tin Blues and Country Folk.
EMILY WRIGHT & THE ROYALS
8pm ~ 13th April
Emily Wright and The RoyalsLed by singer Emily Wright (“terrifically talented” – The Telegraph) Emily Wright and The Royals are a fabulous jazz quartet who have consistently delighted audiences wherever they’ve played.
Drawing widespread critical acclaim following her sold-out concert at Brecon Jazz festival, Emily’s unique tone brings a new freshness to the swinging sounds of the 1940s and 50s and is more than ably supported by a superb rhythm section that invokes the spirit of the Nat King Cole trio.
Previously of Sheelanagig and Moscow Drug Club, David Archer adds a touch of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz guitar to the band while Mike Willox’s Erroll Garner inspired piano playing is a tour de force. Both these great musicians syncopate effortlessly with the bounce of Will Harris’s double bass, ensuring the band is always toe-tappingly swinging.
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.
It’s hard to draw comparison from a single musical influence – whether it’s 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.