Fri05Feb20217:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
Tom Robinson, a solo concert in aid of the African Great Lakes Peace Trust
An up-close-and-personal evening of songs and stories with veteran songwriter and broadcaster Tom Robinson playing a rare solo show - and his first performance in Cornwall for over twenty years.
Tom's musical journey began in 1974 when his first band was discovered by Ray Davies, and has since included a BBC ban for being 'Glad To be Gay', rocking against racism alongside The Clash, headlining Glastonbury with Peter Gabriel, writing lyrics for Elton John, drug smuggling in East Germany, two nervous breakdowns and a period in tabloid hell after falling in love with a woman.
Having made his peace with the BBC, he's presented programmes on all the corporation's national radio networks, and his broadcasting work has won two Sony Radio Academy awards.
Alongside crowd favourites like War Baby, Glad To Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway this show offers a chance to hear some hidden gems from Tom's back catalogue across the past four decades.
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Licensed Bar, Tea & Coffee, Snacks
Free Car Parking on-Site
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Fri23Jul20217:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre
'Flats & Sharps'
Adrenalin-fuelled, banging bluegrass goodness!
Performances wrapped in fun filled shows
guaranteed to get your feet tapping and bellies laughing
In early 2011, four 17 year-old mates from college thought that maybe they could earn a bit of pocket money by forming a folk/bluegrass band and busking in and around their home town of Penzance.
Today, ten years on, their incredible skill on their instruments, their luscious harmonies and their sheer joy at performing such infectious music have helped Flats and Sharps build a reputation for themselves as the hottest band of their style in the UK.
Flats and Sharps is a fantastic, four-piece bluegrass outfit delivering energetic, enthusiastic and spirited Bluegrass music to audiences all around the world. Their shows include a wide variety of influences, from a fresh and modern outlook on foot-stomping Bluegrass material through to their powerful and well-crafted original songs.
Their music perfectly blends strong harmonies and stonking solos, with an incredible stage presence and energy to create an evening that’ll have you dancing, laughing and singing along in no time.
Over their time together, the band have made their presence known all around the world, including multiple tours in Australia, Europe and around the UK. Now, for the first-time, the boys from Flats and Sharps are ready to bring their good-time, feel-good music to the St Austell Arts Centre – Yeeha!
NB This is a Seated, Outdoor event. At the time of booking, we're planning for this show to be performed in the Open-Air. However, if conditions and Government guidelines permit, the Show may be moved inside, into the Theatre.
Doors Open & Licensed Bar from 6.30pm, with assisted service. The Show starts at 7.30pm
I recommend seeing Flats and Sharps at the earliest opportunity. If you can prove your disappointment, I’ll personally send you a cash refund.
Mark Ellen, R2 (Rock n Reel) Magazine
What a fab session for us in Port Isaac boys! You were bloody brilliant and had the crowd jumping. Put us old gits to shame.
John Lethbridge, Fisherman's Friends
A brilliant night watching these guys! So young and so incredibly talented. Look forward to watching your path. Keep doing the work and for the right reasons xx
Lisa Gormley, Actress Home & Away
The picking is exhilarating, the harmony vocals precise. You can but admire.
Fred Deller, Mojo (4 star ‘King of My Mind’ review).
Is the grass in the West Country blue?
How else would a group of English musicians have achieved such a mastery of the American form?
Instrumental virtuosity is usually reserved for hot hands from across the Atlantic, but Flats and Sharps can stand toe-to-toe with the Americans. A very talented bunch.
Joe Boyd, Producer and Writer
One of the hottest new up-and-coming bluegrass bands.
Tickets in advance : Standard : £12.50
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Fri24Sep20217:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, PL25 5HJ
A Class Act making their only appearance in Cornwall!
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” and Take Thats “A Million Love Songs”.
He has played and recorded with artists ranging from James Brown to Tina Turner to Paul McCartney, The Eurythmics to Amy Winehouse. Recent hits include “Jubel” by Klingande, and “Changes” by Faul, No.1 in 8 countries across Europe. He was 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 favorite 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, original material and classic sax pieces such as ‘Baker Street’ and ‘What Does it Take’
The tight 4-piece band has Snake on saxes, vocals and woodwinds including the evocative Japanese flute, the Shakuhachi 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.
Photo Credit : Steve Clark
“A virtuoso saxophonist” DAILY TELEGRAPH
“Snake Davis has one of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while”TIME OUT
“Snake is a joy to work alongside. His musical skills have no limit, in fact he is as free as a bird” DAVE STEWART (Eurythmics)
“Snake has been friend and inspiration for many years because of his exceptional talent, dedication and sheer joy of making music. Long may it continue.” HEATHER SMALL
“He doesn’t mess about” THE GUARDIAN
Tickets are non-refundable. Reserved Seats. Licensed Bar, Tea, Coffee, Ice Creams.
Advance Booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.
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