From: Chris Ashman [chris_at_kentgigs_dot_com]
Sent: 12 March 2012 23:59
Subject: [Events and Gigs] Wotson 25th March to 31st March 2012 - Kent & E Sussex Gig Guide
Wotson 25th March to 31st March 2012 Kent Event & Gig Guide
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KENT & E. SUSSEX GIG GUIDE
Sunday 25 March 2012
Road Tyler Hill Canterbury Kent Ct2 9ne 01227 472200) Break
Thru Classic Acoustic Covers with Steve Crispe & Tony
Pepper 5pm to 7pm Free
Monday 26 March 2012
Lady Music Lounge
(70-72 The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells Kent Tn2 5tw 01892 544700) Jazz
Singers 'Open Mic' Night - Host Sue Rivers Doors 8pm ?5
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Suite (New Road
Rochester Kent Me1 1dy 07785 307388) Bottleneck Blues Club Present
Jerimiah Marques and The Blue Aces Legendary Bluesman with
the Cream of UK Backing Bands Door 7.30 Band 8.45 ?10
Wednesday 28 March 2012
The Eagle Tavern (124 High street Rochester Kent Me1 1jt 01634 409040) Jam Session All Welcome 8pm Free
Thursday 29 March 2012
Jazz at The Tower
(Tower Theatre North Road Shorncliffe Folkestone Kent Ct20 3hl 01303 277175) Roger
Beaujolais Quartet The Best Of British Jazz with Robin
Aspland/ Simon Thorpe/ Rod Brown 8.30pm ?9
Friday 30 March 2012
Hotel (68 High
Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb 01233 625512) Hey Rudi Ska
Saturday 31 March 2012
George Hotel (68 High Street Ashford Kent Tn24 8tb
01233 625512) Black Sheep Power Trio playing Great
Rock Covers 8.30pm Free
The Live Music Bill introduced by Peer Tim Clement-Jones and
promoted in the Commons by MP Don Foster became law on 8th March 2012.
Bowstring have been together as a band since 2007 and a background of 150 years of musicianship working as individuals all over the world, performing at corporate functions, weddings, barn dances, ceilidhs, concerts and festivals. Driving the dancers on with full and exciting sound and astonishing array of instruments. This is their debut album. More info _at_ Red Admiral Records
Album Review - Bowstring, ?Vinnie's Return' (Red Admiral Records, Out Now)
Depending on your experience of folk music, the new Bowstring album will either be folk exactly as you expect it, or folk like you've never heard before. In the last few years Roots music has undergone both a revival and a makeover, with artists such as Laura Marling and Noah & The Whale taking the strong traditions in a slightly more commercial direction which saw them shoot up the charts.
Their brilliant use of these tropes has cast a spotlight on the genre that it hasn't seen in years, and has allowed more traditional outfits such as Bowstring to shine too. If you know folk from the roots up, with all its traditional rural foibles and charms then this album is much more in that vein. If you have become a more recent fan of the genre due to its latest incarnation you could do a lot worse than check out this album to hear how it all began.
The LP is an excellent example of old school folk in all its glory. Many of the tracks are instrumentals, showcasing excellent work on violin (Ramona Eagle) and mandolin (Chris Sadler/Chris Taylor). It is easy to imagine finding the LP tucked into an old vinyl collection and blowing the dust off it before putting it in your record player and enjoying it all again for the first time years.
This is perhaps an overly romantic notion, but it's hard to deny the respect this release shows for traditions that are decades old. It conjures up images of barn dances, open fires, and old school musicians playing in country pubs to rapt audiences. If this sounds like your idea of hell and you'd rather listen to the latest Black Eyed Peas track than a new song from Mumford & Sons then you need not apply.
But if you enjoy folk in any incarnation there's a lot to enjoy here. It may be a bit twee for some, those brought up in the Dylan or Loudon Wainwright era of 70s satirical folk or the 2010's lyrically driven popular re-imagining may balk at the plethora of instrumental tracks on offer here. But you can't argue with the skill, musicianship and experience put into this album, and I don't mind telling you I love it.
Day of the Hurricane is the second instrumental album created by
Gary since he moved to the USA.
Day Of The Hurricane was inspired by Gary experiencing several
hurricanes during 2004 that passed over his home in Longwood near Orlando,
Peter has been compared to many of the greats including his heroes Matt Monro, Mel Torme and Vic Damone with the unparalleled ease at which he sings, producing perfect melody and phrasing with velvet tones.
Peter has performed regularly with throughout London with his own band and The Croydon Jazz Orchestra, Chris Smith and his String Of Pearls, The Len Phillips Big Band, Denis Hynes Small Band and in October in their 40th year tour The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
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