This cracking duo brings together Sefrial’s top saxophone player Sophie
Stockham with the rich soul-jazz keyboards of Ruth Hammond (herself a
fine saxophonist in Brass Junkies and others). Expect things to run from
the cooly soulful to the smouldering grooves.
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. 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.
Tobacco Factory and Bristol Beer Factory join
forces once again to create a fantastic beer and live music festival
with over 40 craft beers and ciders.
hailing from Bristol, play a mix of classic jazz and filthy swing tunes
from the 1920's onwards. The band are heavily influenced by Louis
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and groups such as The Mills Brothers and
Harlem Hamfats and have taken those characteristic sounds and made them
their own. the double bassist and guitarist provide a solid and fertile
foundation for the husky, soulful voice of Rachel Lawrence to sow her
Conjuring up the mood of 1930’s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session, these 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 are Sam Stennett (Guitar), Tom Brydon Smith (Guitar), Alex Taylor (Violin) and Ron Phelan (Double Bass).
Ilya are Joanna Swan and Nick Pullin.
Signed to Virgin Records in 2002 their debut album They Died For Beauty was released to massive critical acclaim.
This year they have recorded their 7th album - Gospel - and tonight
in The Tobacco Factory with their quartet, featuring Ruth Hammond on
keys and Matt Jones on drums, they will be showcasing new arrangements
of songs from 2002's They Died For Beauty through to this years Gospel.
With Joanna's world class vocals and a stunning band, Ilya will be
performing epic and melodramatic ballads, blues, 60's French style pop
and 70's style soul and of course some damn fine west country Gospell!
Jersey born singer-songwriter and
multi instrumentalist leads this trio, full of the
textures of European folk, Weimar cabaret, Cotton County country and
BS3 resident Andy is one of Bristol’s best known jazz trumpeters,
who has toured nationally and played for radio, film, tv and theatre
productions. This new project finds him playing some less often
performed jazz standards plus a little latin and funk thrown in. He’s
joined by three of the very best players on the Bristol scene, George
Cooper – piano, Chris Jones – bass and Andy Tween – drums.
Cross My Palm is a straight-ahead jazz album that bristles with energy, fun and great grooves—and swings like a very swinging thing too – Bruce Lindsay, All About Jazz.