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Saturday 9 June 2018
VIEUX CARRE JAZZMEN
7 piece band, including
piano. Popular band in the North East including service on a train!.
Some personnel have changed over the years they have been coming to Roa
Island but high standards always maintained. New Orleans jazz in the
main. Soulful and bluesy but some interesting variations. Very good
Saturday 14 July 2018
Now well established at
Roa Island at this time of year. Scintillating New Orleans R+B. Justin
Randall's driving piano and Debbie Jones's wonderful singing pick up on
the music of Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Dr John, James Booker etc
and other influences like Amy Winehouse. Widely travelled band. Justin
and Debbie have played in New Orleans. The whole 5 piece band has played
at Ronnie Scott's in London. The band came third in the 2017 National
Jazz Awards For Small Bands. Google YouTube for a close look.
Saturday 8 September 2018
MARTIN BENNETT'S OLD
GREEN RIVER BAND
A distinctive sounding
6/7 piece band. Has been described as a cross between New Orleans jazz
and R+B. Certainly very rhythmic with Martin on keyboard and leader of
the band. Widely travelled in the UK and Europe. Martin always has very
capable and interesting musicians with him. In recent years he has
included the very talented young Alex Clark on Clarinet and saxes and
she will be with us again on this occasion. Hopefully their long
standing reeds player, Howard Murray, will be fit again to play. He was
poorly last year.
Saturday 13 October 2018
LAZY RIVER JAZZ BAND
+ BRIAN CARRICK
This is a Carlisle based
band run by Chris Perrin. Roa Island regulars will remember Chris as the
pianist in Brian Carrick's band, replacing Gabriele Gad. Chris is a very
capable musician and runs his own 7 piece New Orleans style band in
which he plays clarinet and saxs. Other instruments in the band comprise
piano, trumpet,guitar/banjo, drums, trombone, and sousaphone. The
trumpet player is Chris's wife Veronica! who has transferred over to
jazz from classical music. The other musicians are widely travelled and
have played with well known New Orleans style bands. This is a long
Brian Carrick is, thankfully, recovered
somewhat from a very serious back condition and is starting to play
again. His first actual gig is during Easter 2018. It is expected that
he will gradually get back on stream and he has agreed to guest at our
Lazy River gig. He will play as much as he feels comfortable with. The
band is very glad to have him.
Saturday 10 November 2018
MATT PALMER'S EAGLE
This band has evolved
over the years and their 2017 performance at Roa Island was terrific.
Matt is a star clarinet and sax player, brilliant on Sydney Bechet
numbers like Petite Fleur. A 6 piece band, Matt surrounds himself with
brilliant musicians including the startlingly effective young Julian
Aldridge (Baby Jools)
Saturday 19 January 2019
ALAN BEECHAM'S BLUE
Fourth visit by Alan's
Band. Settling in very well. Jazz and R+B. The band's title has evolved
into Blue Dragsters. 'Blue Drag' is an iconic Django Reinhardt number
from the 1930's.. Swinging gypsy jazz and very popular today with young
audiences on the Continent and in the U.S.A. Google youtube if you want.
This number is performed very well by Alan's band.
FRIDAY 15 February 2019
FROG AND HENRY
QUINTET (5 PIECE) BOOK EARLY
This band is touring
England 11 -25 February 2019 and we are very pleased to be included in
the tour. This is what is now known as New Orleans Street Jazz and is
actually performed on the street ( check Google Youtube) or in cafes,
bars, clubs and at outdoor events. These are all young musicians age
range 26 -35 and take the business very seriously indeed, studying
recorded and sheet music. The music goes right back to the early days of
the 20th century and even late 19 century including the music of Scott
Joplin and other ragtimers, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis
Armstrong, Bunk Johnson, Banjo Ikey Robinson, Jimmy Noone and so on.
Dancing was common in the original setting of this music.
The band is based in New Orleans but likes to travel. They have been
well received in Switzerland, Turkey, Poland, Belgium, Germany, Italy,
Australia, Mongolia and London.
This is a cosmopolitan, multi instrumentalist, strings and brass band.
Plenty of vocals:
1 F.H Henry. Stage name for Ryan Baer and the source of the strange name
for the band. Belgium and N. America. Vocals, tenor banjo, archtop
2 Euan Bleach. UK. Clarinet, various saxs,. piano and vocals
3 Dave Neigh. N. America. Tuba machine and, simultaneously, six string
banjo or guitar
4 Coleman Akin. US. Violin, guitar, vocals
5 Laurent Habert. Germany. Clarinet and saxs
I believe this band will be popular with old and young alike. Strike a
chord with everybody!
Saturday 9 March 2019
KEITH NICHOLS' HOT
5 BOOK EARLY
We are very happy to
be putting on this band again especially after the dramatic last minute
cancellation of their 2018 gig because of the worst weather in living
memory. Three band members were actually snowed in at home in the
midlands or the south!. As a consequence we had hoped to put them on in
late 2018 but this didn't work out.
This band is a unique
combination of personnel and material and always very popular at Roa
Island. Includes Spats Langham of course. Very professional stuff and
extremely good value with us.
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