Quartet Gig Friday 11th May 2018

Hello everyone!

I’m really looking forward to bringing my quartet back to the Ardleigh Green Family Centre for an intimate gig this Friday. The last gig was a big success and featured the talents of Liam Dunachie, Darren McCarthy and David Ingamells who were a stellar rhythm section playing some original music by myself alongside some familiar standards.

I’ve been working on some new music for this Friday which I’m really excited to try out for a first time in front of an audience - there’s always something magical about the first time a new piece of music is premiered from the first time some children sing a new song to launching new big band music or even a musical - that feeling is always the same.

It reminded me of the work I did on the first album back in 2012. It was one of the first major projects I led after finishing my MA and I still get such pleasure playing the music from that album as it feels like a reminder of where I was and what I wanted to achieve six years ago - my times flies! The album to me has much more a sense of space and place than the big band album which is much more like a long (and arduous!) journey. There’s a really good blog on this by Tim Garland that’s worth checking out which explores amazingly about place and journey in music.

You can listen to this on Spotify too!

This Friday I have the incredible rhythm section of Tom Millar (piano), Jason Simpson (bass) and Katie Patterson (drums). These musicians are not only brilliant players but are dear friends so it will be a good excuse to ‘get the band back together’ as usually these guys are working hard in my big band playing that crazy bunch of tunes!

I’m also told by the lovely gig organisers that crucially and importantly alcohol is available this time - after all, as I always say, the more you drink the better we sound! #jazzjoke

I do hope you can make it as it is going to be a great night and it is really exciting to be supporting a new jazz night in Havering and the wider community. They also used one of my hilarious new pictures on the poster as below!

Quartet Poster May 2018

Friday 11th May 2018

Ardleigh Green Family Centre
165 Ardleigh Green Road
RM11 2LF

Doors 6:45pm
Music 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Price £10.00
Refreshments included!

See you there!