Live Music

  • Fri
    22
    Mar
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    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)

    Tickets On Sale at St Austell Library :
    In-Person at Library Help Desk
    Email : StAustellLibrary@liscornwall.org.uk
    Phone :  0300 1234 111
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  • Sat
    06
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    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

    Click Here to Book Your Tickets in advance :
    Standard : £16.50

    ( £18.00 On The Door - if available )
    ( Tickets are non-refundable )

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

  • Fri
    12
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    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.

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ

    MARTIN SIMPSON: A MASTER OF HIS ART

    FRI.19th APRIL - 7.30pm

    Tickets:  £18.00 (advance); £19.00 (on the day)
    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

    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

    CRBO Box Office :
    ( No Booking Fees )
    Buy Online or Phone 01726 63513

    Or In-Person at Tourist Offices in Truro, Boscawen Street,  and St Austell (at Rail Station)

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2024
    7:30 PMSt Austell Arts Theatre

    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.