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The Remi Harris ‘Hot Club Trio’

Remi Harris 'Hot Club Trio'One of the UK’s most exciting guitarists, Remi Harris is joined by double bassist, Tom Moore, and rhythm guitarist, Chris Nesbitt, to present an enthralling evening of Gypsy Jazz and Blues.

Combining musical virtuosity with passion and flair, this dynamic trio deliver a mesmerising show inspired by Django Reinhardt, Peter Green, Wes Montgomery, Jimi Hendrix and Joe Pass.

The Trio features Remi on a variety of acoustic and electric guitars playing an eclectic mix of original compositions, jazz standards and new arrangements of his favourite tunes.
He has toured worldwide as well as performing at Buckingham Palace, Montreal Jazz Festival, BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall with Jamie Cullum, on BBC 4 Television and live on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3.

“He’s an absolutely extraordinary musician” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
“Remi is a phenomenal player specialising in both Gypsy Jazz, and Blues guitar. He’s a true master of both genres. His live performances have audiences totally mesmerised with his artistry, virtuosity, musicality, and deeply felt passion for his music”
Martin Taylor MBE
“Your playing is spectacular” ; Peter Frampton
“a brilliant guitar player” ; Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2 & BBC 6 Music
“a tremendously gifted player” ; John Etheridge
“One of the UK’s foremost gypsy jazz guitarists” ; Music Radar
“The standard of playing is stunning” ★★★★★ Guitar Techniques Magazine
“a remarkable musician” ★★★★ Jazz Journal
“seriously good… a player of skill and versatility” ★★★★ thejazzmann.co.uk
“extraordinary guitar talent” ★★★★ R2 Rock’n’Reel Magazine

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm

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“An Evening with Johnny Cowling” : A Charity Fundraiser

Johnny Cowling

A Charitable Fundraising event in support of St Austell Town’s Mayor’s Charity : “Kernow Young Carers”

Councillor Crystal Pearce, Mayor of St Austell is looking forward to her Charity Fundraising event  “An evening with Johnny Cowling” at the St Austell Arts Theatre.

Her chosen charity is “Kernow Young Carers”,  a charity dear to her heart, and very much hopes that the evening will raise a good amount of money for them.

As well as the fun and laughter with Johnny Cowling, there will be a Pasty at the interval and a Raffle.

Tickets for the event are £15.00  and can be obtained from St Austell Library either in person or by telephone.

Be quick, they are selling fast!

Tickets  in advance :  £15.00  (including a Pasty)

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Dean Friedman In Concert

Wednesday 15th May, 2024 – 7.30pm

All tickets: £27.50 (advance) £30.00 (on the day)

DEAN FRIEDMAN IN CONCERT

The fantastic American singer-songwriter

plays his only date in Cornwall for 2024!

Hailed by critics and fans alike as a one of the finest songwriters of his generation, Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more.

Following Friedman’s sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ – songs of pathos and humor that deal with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of everyday life.

His songs with their catchy tunes and clever, witty lyrics are, in turns, intelligent, perceptive. humorous and poignant. He is recognised, by critics and fans alike, as one of the finest songwriters of his generation.

“The Soundtrack of our lives!”– NYTimes

“Songsmith extraordinaire!”– MusicWeek

Dean Friedman is entirely unique and utterly brilliant”– ThreeWeeks

In addition to his familiar radio hits, album releases and touring, Friedman composes and produces music soundtracks for TV and film, including the music to the hit Central TV series BOON, NBC’s Eerie Indiana, Nickelodeon’s Nick Arcade and the indie horror classic, ‘I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle’.

Dean has also published a respected tome on the art and craft of songwriting titled, ‘The Songwriter’s Handbook’, based on songwriting workshops and songwriting masterclasses. He’s conducted at universities and music conservatories around the world, including L.I.P.A. (the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts).

A consummate entertainer, Friedman will be performing solo, on guitar and keyboard, featuring songs from throughout his four-decade career, including familiar, radio hits and fan favourites, drawn from his eight studio albums.

Invite family and friends and join Dean for an evening of powerful, poignant and hilarious songs about the ordinary and extraordinary lives we share, performed by this gifted and likeable singer-songwriter.

THE SNAKE DAVIS BAND

FRIDAY, 12th APRIL, 2024 – 7.30pm

The Snake Davis Band

A class act, making its only appearance in Cornwall!

 from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

Snake Davis by Steve Clark

A Million Love Songs Later, Snake Davis and his band return to the St Austell Arts Centre for an evening of quality music, played by some of the best musicians in the business.

Famous for writing and playing the instantly recognisable saxophone intro on Take That’s “A Million Love Songs”, Snake Davis is one of the most in-demand rock soul and jazz sax players in the world, widely known for his solos on tracks such as Lisa Stansfield’s “Change”, M-Peoples “Search For A Hero” and “Moving On Up”.

He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Snake played on the last Eurythmics world tour, and tours Japan often with their rock hero Eikichi Yazawa.

His greatest love however is to play intimate venues as himself, his own music choice with his favourite musicians. Playing the saxophone family as well as flutes, whistles and the ancient Japanese wind instrument, the Shakuhachi, and singing, it is his total passion and commitment to every note that draws people in.

The Snake Davis Band has something for everybody, from floaty to dance-able, from soul through pop to jazz and world music, original material and classic sax pieces such as Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’ and Paul Simon’s ‘Still Crazy After All These Years’.

The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds and is completed by keyboards, Bass guitar and Drums

Expect infectious grooves and passionate melodies. The Snake Davis Band plays a mix of original material, their own interpretations of some timeless soul jazz and pop pieces and selections from the ‘Classic Sax Solos’ repertoire.

A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH

Tickets: £19.00 (Advance); £22.00 on the day.

JIMMY CANNON PRESENTS BURTON BRADSTOCK (Folk music, with a jazzy twist!)

FRIDAY, 25th OCTOBER – 7.30PM

Jimmy Cannon presents Burton Bradstock
A tuneful fusion of Jazz and English Folk.

Tickets available here, just £12.50 

“A Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention’s folk-rock classic ‘Liege and lief’” — Jazzwise

Burton Bradstock is a band that re-imagines, re-vitalises and seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song.

If you like folk music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  If you like jazz music, you’ll love Burton Bradstock.  Yes, this is the best of two music styles blended together perfectly to create a new sound that sounds instantly familiar.

Take a listen!

Burton Bradstock with “The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath”

Jimmy Cannon – vocal, tenor sax
Matt Johns – piano / keyboard
James Macphail – bass
Keith Michael – drums

Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, these fantastic musicians that make up the group Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity.

Songs such as: John Barleycorn; Waly (The Water is Wide); Sally In Our Alley; Salisbury Plain &
Early One Morning, among others.

“What all these tunes share is a common pedigree – they are the songs that have survived over years of use and misuse, interpretation and manipulation – and the best survive, to be re-imagined and enjoyed by generations to come!

“A contemporary jazz/folk project of real note” —The Musician
“A uniquely British take on jazz.” —Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution
“Rich intense arrangements” —Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall

Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm Show starts at 7.30pm

Best to buy your Tickets : £12.50 in advance – All Tickets are £14.50 ‘ On The Day’
Advance sales for Groups of 5 to 10 people : £10.00 each
Advance Sales for Groups of 11 or more people : £8.00
( Tickets are non-refundable )
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MARTIN SIMPSON (Folk)

MARTIN SIMPSON: A MASTER OF HIS ART

FRI.19th APRIL – 7.30pm

Tickets:  £18.00 (advance); £19.00 (on the day)
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Martin Simpson has had the most nominations of any performer in the history of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
32 nominations, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.

The remarkable intimate solo performances of Martin Simpson go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass.
He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.

“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves:

40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent.
Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.

He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him Number 12 guitarist in the world.

Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game.
Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Martin is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving.
He is a former winner of the Folk Album of the Year award for his album The Prodigal Son, which included his poignant and profound song “Never Any Good”.

Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.

In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, and The Elizabethan Sessions.
In 2015, Simpson recorded ‘Murmurs’, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr.

Martin’s most recent album was released in November last year to the usual critical acclaim. ‘Home Recordings’ was recorded at his home by his regular producer, now neighbour Andy Bell, and finds Martin singing and playing, literally amongst his beloved guitar and banjo collection and out on his Peak District-facing porch.

Martin is planning a new solo album for release next March on Topic Records. Always prolific, and never one to rest long without a guitar in his hands and a song in his head, Martin is genuinely thrilled to be back out on the road now – back where he loves to be – playing live.

A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty.
A true master of his art.

“Martin is in a class of his own. He is such an expressive player; he is ingenious in his use of the guitar. You can listen to one of his songs and three or four minutes in, he has only used the top four strings and not even played a bass note yet, and when he does, it feels like an orchestra coming in. His clarity of playing is just amazing.” Jackson Browne

“One of the virtuoso instrumentalists of the English music scene” ‘Sounds better than ever’ **** 4 Stars The Guardian

“Simpson has become a fine interpreter of traditional and other songs, as well as a notable writer of his own.” ; The Times

“Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly become a superb storyteller and musician of great depth and unquestionable taste.” ; Stephen Fearing

‘Simpson’s latest is a potent blend of the highest calibre…Simpson has never sung or played better’

Photo Credit : Geoff Trinder

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REMI HARRIS : THE MUSIC OF PETER GREEN

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Remi Harris, guitar
Dale Barham, vocals
Tom Moore, bass
Shane Dixon, drums

Arts Centre favourite, Remi Harris returns with a brand new show that is very close to his heart, paying tribute to the great Peter Green founder of the original Fleetwood Mac.

Remi will be joined by vocalist Dale Barham, bassist Tom Moore and Shane Dixon on drums to perform music from throughout Peter Green’s career. Including such classics as Man Of The World, Black Magic Woman, Need Your Love So Bad, Albatross and The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown).

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm.
Show starts at 7.30pm

Click to Book Your Tickets Now: £16.50 (advance); £18.00 (on the day)
CRBO Box Office :
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JIMMY CANNON PRESENTS – “OUR KIND OF MUSIC” – the Best in Jazz and Swing Music.

Fri 29th September – 7.30pm
Venue : St Austell Arts Theatre, PL25 5HJ
Group discounts available.  Please ring 01726 63513.

Vocalist & Saxophonist Jimmy Cannon Presents a monthly residency at the St Austell Arts Centre celebrating the Best in Jazz and Swing Music.

Every show features live music played by a fantastic jazz & swing quartet!

Listen to the kind of music that the esteemed Michael Parkinson loved so much in a monthly residency that pays tribute to his musical legacy.

Featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Diana Krall, Jamie Cullum, Michael Bublé, Cleo Laine, Buddy Greco, Stephane Grappelli, Nina Simone, Harry Connick Jr., Julie London, George Shearing, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Carmen McRae, Al Jarreau, Dizzy Gillespie, and Anita O’Day.

Hosted by singer and saxophonist Jimmy Cannon, this curated series encapsulates the sophistication and artistry that defined an era. With each performance, Jimmy leads us through a journey of resonating melodies and timeless rhythms, honouring the memory of Parky and his profound impact on the world of music.

Get your tickets early for this special performance and lose yourself in the timeless music’s resonant harmonies.

The live Quartet, hand-picked by Jimmy himself, is at the heart of the experience. Their jazz and swing expertise is a harmonious blend that enhances every performance, infusing the stage with undeniable energy.

Biography : Jimmy Cannon
Jimmy
 holds a post-graduate diploma in Jazz Performance and Composition from Trinity College of Music and was awarded the Archers Scholarship in 2004. He has toured and performed with Sir Tom Jones, The Commitments, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, The Rat Pack touring show, Rodriguez, Maroon Town, Roger Taylor, and Mbawula, and has appeared on ‘The One Show’ and ITV’s ‘This Morning’.Jimmy has two albums out as a singer: ‘Alltogether’ on Proper Music and ‘All Upon a Lovely Summers Day’ on the F-IRE label. “A Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention’s folk-rock classic ‘Liege and lief,'” says the New York Times. – In terms of jazzJimmy has performed internationally with his own swing band ‘The Jazz Cannons’ at private events and concerts in Cyprus, Florence, Greece, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Jordan, and Dubai since 2009, as well as entertaining numerous private and corporate audiences at The Ritz, The Savoy, The Dorchester, Claridges, Soho House, The Groucho Club, and The Pigalle back in London, most recently (2015/16) touring the UK as backing vocalist with ‘Elvis The Ultimate His big band had a monthly residency at the Bulls Head in Barnes for nearly five years, and he continues to guest with the best big bands in the country, including the Syd Lawrence Orchestra and the Len Phillips Big Band.Jimmy’s recent projects include ‘Burton Bradstock,’ a Jazz/Folk group that aims to spark a widespread revival of traditional English song, and ‘The Best of British Song,’ which showcases songs written by British composers from the 1920s to the late 1960s.
Best to buy your Tickets : £12.50 in advance – they’re £14.50 ‘ On The Day’
(Tickets are non-refundable )
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Doors & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm Show starts at 7.30pm

PHIL BEER in concert (Folk music – by one of the members of the legendary Show of Hands)

Phil Beer in concert

Friday, 3rd November, 2023

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: All tickets: £16.00 (Advance) / £17.50 (on the day)

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVwhouza8jY

Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the Westcountry’s award-winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands.

With a professional career of over 36 years, Phil has a great deal of material to draw on for his solo appearances, which are an eclectic mix of traditional tunes, covers of Springsteen or The Hollies, together with his own compositions and songs from his contemporaries.

All are songs and music of memory and significance sung in the subtle and melodic Phil Beer style and interjected with musings and amusings to an almost personal audience. It is a treat of past and current favourites from one of the most popular musicians on the acoustic circuit

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to enjoy an evening in the company

of one of Folk music’s legends.

 

‘TANGO IN THE NIGHT’ PLAYS FLEETWOOD MAC

 

Presenting an authentic Fleetwood Mac show, Tango in the Night is a group of highly experienced musicians, some boasting West End stage and session player pedigree. The band are dedicated to meticulously recreating the very best of Fleetwood Mac through their fantastic live shows – you would think you were listening to the real thing!

Whether you like the innovative and highly original blues rock of Peter Green’s 60’s line up, or the band’s timeless hits from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, they play them all in a 150-minute set.
With an incredible light show and superb stage presence, Tango in The Night deliver the timeless Fleetwood Mac classics, with a performance second to none.

Kev Dodd (AKA Mick Fleetwood) has been playing drums of one kind or another for nearly 40 years. and his technical ability, style and feel for the drums is inspiring. Mick Fleetwood’s unique playing style is amazingly recreated in Kev’s stage performances. For Kev, attention to detail is everything and he will have you captivated with the authentic drumming sounds that is, Mick Fleetwood!

Steve Yendell (AKA John McVie ) Steve has played in many bands in and around London and Sussex and worked in London as a studio session musician. He works tirelessly to emulate John’s bass style and simple yet catchy hooks, he looks and plays the part brilliantly!

Bob Seymour (AKA Peter Green) is the bands Peter Green and absolutely nails the vocals! His renditions of the early 60’s Fleetwood Mac is outstanding and second to none. He trades the blues guitar licks superbly with Lyndsey Buckingham.
Kerry Hackworth (AKA Christine McVie) Kerry is an accomplished keyboard player and teacher of music. Playing the well-loved songs such as “Everywhere”, “Little Lies”, “songbird,” and “Say You Love Me”, Kerry is an integral member of the band as the keyboard player and vocalist she fills out the sound beautifully.

Kenny Barnes (AKA Lindsey Buckingham) Kenny trained at the Royal Northern College of Music and has the incredible guitar skills to mirror Lindsey’s unique playing style. He is an accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist having previously performed in London’s West End.

Esther Baker (AKA Stevie Nicks) brings the authentic sounding vocals and stage presence of Stevie Nicks performing her iconic songs such as,” Rhiannon,” “Gypsy,” and “Seven wonders”, that have truly stood the test of time. She will have you thinking and believing that Stevie is in the house.

Kim Guy and Yvette Cowling (Backing Vocals) Kim and Yvette got to know each other whilst working together in a previous band and have both undertaken individual projects, including recording work. They were part of a fabulous vocal harmony quartet and have many years of vocal experience. They bring depth and vibrancy to our stage and are gifted singers in their own right.

Scotty and Adam (Stage, sound and lighting) They may not be present on stage, but they will certainly bring the stage to you with their choreography of light and sound, creating a show to remember.

Doors & Licensed Bar from 6.30pm Show starts at 7.30pm

Best to buy your Tickets : £20.00 in advance – they’re ‘More On The Day’
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