Friday Live

Fri 24 Aug 2018

Friday Live: Sheek Quartet

Vocalist Sarah Meek and pianist Guy Shotton are two rising stars of the UK jazz scene. A wide variety of influences combine in their readings of tunes from the Great American Songbook. Fresh, classical suffused arrangements of standards and borrowed melodies from the works of Debussy and Ravel rub shoulders with interpretations of Chick Corea and Kenny Kirkland compositions.

Popular vocalist Sarah Meek has a keen interest in travel and has performed in venues around the UK and abroad.  Guy Shotton has also performed in many venues at home and abroad, including the Middle East and the USA.  As well as performing, Guy has worked as Assistant Musical Director with the Bristol Hippodrome Choir.

The pair have developed a strong musical relationship over three years of working together and have recently formed the Quartet with RWCMD drummer Alex Goodyear and London bassist Nick Kacal.

  

Book tickets £5.00 8.00pm
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Fri 7 Sep 2018

Let's Get Quizzical!

MC Emma on the mic - free chips at half time!

£2 entry fee, all takings will go to the winning team!

Community event 8.00pm
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Fri 14 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Circes Diner + support from Justin and Jake

Circes Diner are a refreshing change to the UK music scene, providing a nod outside the norm with honest lyrics & a nuance of country & folk. Twisted with the bittersweet, Circe’s Diner blend catchy hooks, infections melodies and dreamy harmonies in a unique way that voices strength, whilst baring one’s deepest vulnerabilities. Through wondrous tales of everyday life, the quirky lyrical content draws inspiration from love, loss, friendship and tigers! With numerous performances at Glastonbury, Ronnie Scotts, Boomtown Fair & The Big Feastival, Circe's Diner's have also had their heartfelt charm picked up by BBC Introducing.

“In three words? Quirky. Folk. Glamour. 
Vocalist Bronte Shande’s jazzy-folk tones perfectly complement the vintage coo of alternate lead Rosina Buck above the wondrous arrangements” – HiddenHerd
“The room was put under a spell by the captivating harmonies and irresistible hooks. The charming lyrics and folky melodies create a soul-warming feeling that is impossible not to fall in love with” – The University Paper

 

Support comes from local acts Justin and Jake

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Fri 28 Sep 2018

Friday Live: Swing Caravan

The Swing Caravan is a musical adventure brought to you by the great tradition of Gypsy Jazz, where Django classics meet original swing interpretations.

Against a backdrop of steam-train rhythms and smooth basslines, The Swing Caravan bring together roaring guitars and an enchanting clarinet to create a foot-tappingly infectious sound. Throughout a repertoire that moves seamlessly from cool to big band to gypsy, their only goal is to double the tempo and keep the beat hot. 

“One of the tightest groups on the circuit. Their creativity knows no bounds and their energy is contagious.” - ‘Norwich, Fine City Music’

"Stunning musicianship and charming melodies" – BBC Cambridgeshire

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Fri 12 Oct 2018

Only Fools and Boycie - An Evening with John Challis

Only Fools And Boycie – An intimate evening with Only Fools And Horses actor John Challis.
 
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses. In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career.

Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
 
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

Book earlybird tickets £17.00 7.00pm
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