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
 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 )
Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
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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)

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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.




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’
Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513


Jimmy Cannon presents     ‘Unforgettable’: A Tribute to Tony Bennett

An evening of music inspired by the American and British songbooks with Jimmy Cannon and guests ;   Simon Latarche, piano, Alex Black, bass, Pip Harbon, drums

Jimmy Cannon is a singer and saxophonist who has toured and performed with Sir Tom Jones, The Commitments, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Rodriguez, Maroon Town, Roger Taylor, and Mbawula, as well as appearing on ‘The One Show’ and ‘This Morning’ with his own swing band The Jazz Cannons.

Following last month’s inaugural monthly music night, Jimmy now returns for his second, and most timely, show. Once again backed by a group of fantastic musicians, Jimmy, celebrates the music and life of the late, great Tony Bennett.

Get ready to embark on a soul-stirring journey through the timeless melodies of one of music’s most cherished icons! Join us as we pay homage to the legendary Tony Bennett in a show that promises to be nothing short of magical – “Unforgettable: A Tribute to Tony Bennett.”

Step into a world where music transcends time and emotion as we celebrate the remarkable legacy of Tony Bennett, the crooner whose voice has graced generations and whose songs have touched the hearts of millions. Through an enchanting blend of captivating performances, heartwarming anecdotes, and a captivating ambience, we’ll take you back to the golden era of jazz, swing, and romantic ballads.

“Unforgettable” is not just a mere concert; it’s a celebration of artistry, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. As we showcase the songs that made Tony Bennett an icon, prepare to be transported back to the era when music was crafted with elegance, sophistication, and genuine emotion.

Our exceptional ensemble of talented musicians and vocalist Jimmy Cannon will effortlessly recreate Tony Bennett’s most cherished hits, from the iconic “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” to the swinging rhythms of “Steppin’ Out With My Baby”. Through these timeless classics, we’ll weave a tapestry of memories, where each note will be a delightful reminder of the joy that music brings to our lives.

Whether you are a die-hard Tony Bennett fan or discovering his brilliance for the first time, “Unforgettable: A Tribute to Tony Bennett” promises an unforgettable experience for all. Join us for an evening of pure nostalgia and heartfelt reverence for a living legend.

Let the music take you on a sentimental journey as we honour the enduring spirit of Tony Bennett and the indelible mark he has left on the world of music.

Join us and be part of this extraordinary celebration of one man’s extraordinary gift – a night that will remind us all why Tony Bennett’s voice will forever remain etched in our hearts.

Don’t miss “Unforgettable: A Tribute to Tony Bennett,” because some voices are meant to be  celebrated for all time.

“Stylistic vocalist with good in-person delivery” Jack Massarik, Evening Standard

“Really impressed by Jimmy Cannon – great voice and rich intense arrangements: thanks”
Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall

Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show Starts at 7.30pm

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : £10.00 ( On The Day – £12.50 )
( Tickets are non-refundable )

Book Online or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513 (9.00am to 8.00pm)
Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in St Austell (at Station), Bodmin (at Shire Hall, Truro (Boscawen Street)


Sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time!


One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors, along with his father Jacob and eleven jealous brothers who sell him into slavery.

Whilst Joseph is imprisoned by an Egyptian noble, he discovers he can interpret dreams and eventually becomes the Pharaoah’s right hand man as he helps end Egypt’s famine.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm
Saturday Matinee – Doors Open at 2.00pm. Show starts at 2.30pm

Click Here to Book your Tickets in advance :
Adults : £13.00
Under16s : £10.00
Reserved Seats

( Tickets are non-refundable )

Or Phone 01726 63513
Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell – at Station, Bodmin – at Shire Hall,  Truro – in Boscawen Street


All advance tickets: £10.00
On the day: £12.50
Singer and saxophonist, Jimmy Cannon explores the repertoire of the ‘Great British Songbook’: the songs associated with British composers and singers from the golden age of songwriting.
The much-loved American Songbook reflects Hollywood’s heyday, from the first “talkies” in the 1920s right up to the demise of the legendary Hollywood orchestras in the late 1960s – but many of these great songs aren’t quite as American as you might think!
Accompanied by:
Simon Latarche piano,
James MacPhail double bass &
Damian Rodd drums
Songs include:
and many others!
Jimmy is a singer and saxophonist who has toured and performed with Sir Tom Jones, The Commitments, The Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Rodriguez, Maroon Town, Roger Taylor, and Mbawula, as well as appearing on BBC TV’s The One Show, ITV’s This Morning & with his own swing band The Jazz Cannons.
As a singer, Jimmy has two albums to his credit: “Alltogether” on Proper Music and “All Upon a Lovely Summer’s Day” on the F-IRE label.
“Stylistic vocalist with good in-person delivery”
Jack Massarik, Evening Standard
“A Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention’s folk-rock classic ‘Liege and lief’” Jazzwise
“A uniquely British take on jazz.”
Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution
“Clearly a genuinely felt project” –
“Really impressed – great voice and rich intense arrangements: thanks”
Neill Quinton, Royal Festival Hall
“This is a fabulous introduction to a contemporary jazz/folk project of real note. You should catch this outfit at their burgeoning best.”
Keith Ames ‘The Musician’
“All Heart, All Soul, All Music”
Mark Murphy.
All advance tickets: £10.00
On the day: £12.50
Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell – at Station,   Truro, Boscawen Street,  and Bodmin,  Shire Hall

‘A Journey Into French Music – from Offenbach to Gainsbourg’

Fifi La Mer - 100 Years of French MusicFifi La Mer & Ooh, La, La! productions presents: “A Journey Into French Music – from Offenbach to Gainsbourg”

A fun, frilly and frivolous evening of listening to the stories and hearing the music of mystery, romance and heartbreak from Paris, The City of Lights.

Can we entertain you? Yes, we can-can!!

In one night, you will be taken through 100 years of the best of French music, from Offenbach to Gainsbourg – you’d be “in-Seine” to miss out!!

Fifi la Mer and Oliver Wilby present a new and unique show that will take you on a journey through 100 years of French music, from Offenbach to Gainsbourg.

The show features the dulcet tones of Fifi on accordion and voice, and the talents of Oliver on clarinet, members of the saxophone family, and accordion.
Together they will transport you to “the city of lights” with their repertoire of musical gems, and along the way you will get to enjoy tales of mystery, romance, and heartache that we so often associate with Paris.

When not touring with this show, Oliver Wilby travels the world with the Pasadena Roof Orchestra and the Ray Gelato Giants and Fifi leads the Oh la la! Quintet .
They regularly play at Ronnie Scott’s and have performed around 700 times at the Crazy Coqs, at the Brasserie Zedel in London’s Soho.

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

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Reserved Seats
Standard : £12.00
Groups : £10.00 per person

( Groups of 10+ people )
On The Day :
Standard : £13.50

Groups : Not Available
Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices :
in     St Austell – Rail Station,    Truro, Boscawen Street,     Bodmin,  Shire Hall.

Free Car Parking


The Countrymen

The Countrymen are a Cornish Folk Rock Harmony Group from Launceston.“If you get the chance to see these guys (The Countrymen) in concert then take it, you will not
be disappointed”   Harry Glasson

Five seasoned musicians with tight four-part harmony vocals and a token Cornishman. With a relaxed and light-hearted presentation style they take the audience on a journey through the history and culture of Cornwall, featuring their own arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs, as well as original material. Interspersed with the occasional pop cover to lighten the mood when required, there is no mistaking that to a man, they love their county with a passion.

Listen to them here!

Now in their sixth year, they have been becoming increasingly popular across both Devon & Cornwall with appearances on both radio and TV and numerous festival appearances including The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, The Rock Oyster Festival, Falmouth Week, Bridport Folk Festival and Little Orchard Festival.

2023 will see the band take on a fourth concert tour of both Cornwall and Devon entitled “Bal Maiden” which is the track title to one of the new tracks for a third forthcoming album..

The band was formed from an Open Mic Night at their local, The Countryman Inn near Launceston, which is where the band’s name originates.  They soon found a mutual love of singing in harmony and almost accidentally developed a strong reputation for an emphasis on Cornishness in the repertoire.

In addition to offering quality live entertainment on stage, they have also been busy in the recording studio and have released three online EPs to date, Cornish Lads Vol.1, 2 and not unsurprisingly, Cornish Lads Vol.3.

They have also released two albums, “Trees On The Hill” and more recently, “The River Rolls On”.

The Countrymen – in 3 minutes!

“Fantastic band! Great harmonies and mix of music. Don’t miss them!” Guy McKensie

“Saw these guys on Saturday in the main street (Falmouth Shanty Festival). Great singing. Great banter”. Steve Prophet

“Absolutely love this band. Saw them for the first time at the St Agnes Lifeboat celebration in June and was blown away by the musicianship and beautiful harmonies. At times they were very exclusive and original and at other times derivative but still brilliant. They reminded me at times of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and I would love to see them attempt “Teach Your Children”; but their take on some traditional Cornish songs was uplifting and poignant at the same time. A wonderful night’s entertainment. I very much look forward to seeing them again (and again). Thanks guys, much appreciated” David Simons

Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance !

All tickets: £14.00
Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or Buy Tickets in-person at Tourist Offices in :
St Austell – Rail Station,      Truro,  Boscawen Street,    Bodmin, Shire Hall


Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham










Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham

“Simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.”; Mike Russell (The Glasgow Herald)

Enjoy an intimate concert with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham, celebrating over 30 years on the road.
An evening with two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional music as they swap stories and play tunes during an intimate evening with two of the best of friends playing the best of music.

What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 33rd year of working together?
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the epitome of excellence in the world of traditional music. With their musical magic and quick-witted humour they will pull your emotional strings one moment and have you falling off the seat with laughter the next.

Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, Aly and Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along at their ever popular concerts.

The pair have recorded many highly acclaimed albums in their thirty years together including two ‘Best of’ collections. Aly & Phil have won numerous awards including the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – BEST DUO Award and have been nominated in the Scottish Traditional Music Awards for ’Live Act of the Year.’

Aly Bain is rightly regarded as Scotland’s supreme fiddler – arguably the finest of all time. As a founder member of Boys of the LoughAly has toured extensively in America, Europe and the UK.
In 1994, he was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to music and in 1999, received the degree of Doctor of Music from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2013 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Aly launched the popular BBC TV series‘Transatlantic Sessions’ in which he and Phil appear, including its live shows, and has featured on recordings by the likes of Eddi Reader and Richard Thompson.

Phil Cunningham is a world famous accordion player and composer. Phil was nominated in 1996 by The Scotsman as one of ‘Scotland’s most influential people’.
In recent years, Phil’s work-load has included many commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and theatrical events.

His ‘Highlands and Islands Suite’and other collaborations have been a highlight of Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festivals.
In 2002, Phil received an MBE for his contribution to Scottish music. His musical documentaries are regularly seen on TV screens invariably involving his passion for the accordion. He has produced and recorded with top musicians including James Taylor, Rosanne Cash, Midge Ure and Mark Knopfler.

Together they are simply the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear.

Doors Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Music starts at 7.30pm
Free Car Parking
Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance : Reserved Seats
Standard : £17.50

( On The Day Price : Standard : £19.50 )
( Tickets are non-refundable )
Or Phone CRBO on 01726 63513
Or Buy In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, & Bodmin


Bash Street Theatre: “The Battling Butlers!”

Bash Street Theatre presents “The Battling Butlers!”

Live music, physical comedy & circus skills combine to tell a story as old as time…

Juggling babies, toddlers on stilts and teaching your kid Joey to ride his first unicycle…

These are all part of everyday life for showman Joe Butler, in this poignant, family love story involving the ever-changing relationship of a father-and-son double act, The Battling Butlers.

What sort of parent actually encourages their five-year-old to play with fire, anyway?!

Using a unique blend of physical theatre, circus skills, original songs and live music, The Battling Butlers is a study in role-reversal and the inevitability of change, as the old order makes way for the new.

Click Here to Book Your Tickets Now : Advance tickets:
Adults: £10.00
Under18s : £5.00
Family (2A+2U18s) : £25.00

Or Phone : 01726 63513
Or Buy at Tourist Offices in St Austell, Truro & Bodmin

NB : On The Day tickets:
Adults: £12.50
Under 18s: £7.50
Family (2A+2U18s) : £32.50