Tipping Point features James Mainwaring on saxophone and effects alongside Matthew Bourne on Fender Rhodes; Michael Bardon on double bass and Joost Hendrickx on drums.
Influenced by a vast range of music such as jazz, contemporary classical and north Indian classical, the quartet evokes playfulness, mindfulness, darkness and extremes of emotion, using improvisations, angular melodies and unusual sounds from eerie to comic.
In concert the jazz quartet will be joined by participants from the Sounding Out Selby residency delivered by NYMAZ. Sounding Out Selby is a free, three day music residency during the May half-term where participants will get to explore the expressive styles and vibrancy of jazz alongside the quartet, looking at the exciting and experimental sounds and textures of free jazz and improvisation!
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One of the great singer/songwriters to emerge from the 80s Liverpool music scene. Founder/lead singer with the chart toppers The Icicle Works, famous for the UK and US Top 40 hits "Love Is A Wonderful Colour" and "Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly)", Ian McNabb has gone on to enjoy a critically-acclaimed solo career. The Mercury Music Prize nominated artist continues to write stunning songs with warmth, humour, cynicism and grandeur.
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice", winning countless awards and accolades including Album of The Year at the BBC Folk Awards, The Meteor Music Award for Best Irish Female and Tatler’s Woman Of The Year in Music.
Alongside a selection of favourites, Cara will be performing material from her new album, Wanderer, which is a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman.
Every note and word sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs with impassioned performances and a warm and natural stage presence.
Front Country are an acclaimed acoustic roots band from California, fronted by gifted singer and songwriter Melody Walker and her huge bluesy voice. The quintet is based around bluegrass instrumentation but draws on a broad palette of Americana, pop, blues and jazz influences.
Now based in Nashville, this entertaining five-piece are packed with instrumental and songwriting talent, including Jacob Groopman (guitar/vocals), Jeremy Darrow (double bass), Adam “Roscoe” Roszkiewicz (mandolin/vocals) and Leif Karlstrom (fiddle).
Touring almost continually across the world over the last five years, Front Country have received acclaim for their creativity and impressive live performances. They released their second album Other Love Songs to warm reviews in 2017 and their highly anticipated third album is slated for a late 2019 release. With three previous tours of the UK under their belts, Front Country return in late August and early September 2019 for a range of festival and concert performances.
Ma Bessie (Julia Titus) and her Blues Troupe (internationally renowned drummer, Sam Kelly, with Musical Director Paul Jobson on piano, Tony Qunta on acoustic guitar, Marianne Windham on upright bass, Clare Hirst on sax/clarinet and Kevin Davy on trumpet) perform to a narrated show, featuring music from the era and showcasing many of Bessie's songs. The show chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 that ended her life aged 43 years.
Nicknamed the “Empress of the Blues”, Bessie Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.
Gordon Haskell has often been described as a brilliant mix of Bill Withers and James Taylor with the feel of J.J Cale; but ultimately Haskell is a craftsman with his own unique style and presence, who has been consistently winning audiences with his warmth and golden voice for decades.
After 35 years of dedication to developing his craft of the singer-songwriter, Gordon Haskell finally broke through in 2001 with his hugely popular song ‘How Wonderful You Are’ reaching No. 2 in the UK chart and top chart positions right across Europe.
In 2002 his albums ‘Harry’s Bar’ and ‘Shadows on the Wall’ reached No. 2 and No 44 in the UK chart, and in the top 20 in Germany, France, Poland, Finland and the Netherlands. Both albums reached Gold status with the single selling 400,000+.
Since then he has continued to perform and record mostly in Europe, travelling from his home in Greece, and released a book ‘The Road to Harry’s Bar’.
Having had a handful of sporadic concerts (& hugely successful) live appearances since, Gordon returns to the road in 2019 to bring his jazz/blues-influenced songbook and golden voice back to theatre audiences nationwide; up-close, intimate evenings with Gordon Haskell – the master singer-songwriter.
“Sugaray is a first-rate blues artist with a deep-runninig, church honed soulfulness” – Living Blues Magazine
“Sugaray Rayford is a singer by the power of Bobby Blue Bland and Solomon Burke” – Wax Poetics Magazine
Following on from his four nominations in last year’s Blues Music Awards in Memphis for: Best Soul Blues Album; Soul Blues Male Artist; Best Instrumentalist Vocals; and for the BB King Entertainer Award, Texas-born “Sugaray” Rayford is back in the UK.
“Sugaray” Rayford is an american blues singer and songwriter who has released four albums to date and is known for his high energy concerts with his USA band. His latest album, Somebody Save Me, showcases his old school vocal style that echoes Muddy Waters and Otis Redding. Musically, the album slides between the new blues sound of Gary Clark Jr. and the vintage soul sound of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.
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The hottest and most riveting tribute to Freddie Mercury and Queen. Publicly endorsed and featured on none other then Dr Brian Mays Guitars - www.brianmayguitars.co.uk
Performing a spectacular show, running for over 2 hours long; featuring both the mega hits and deeper cuts such as: Last Horizon, I'm In Love With My Car, Brighton Rock and more... Any major or casual QUEEN fan is in for an amazing time you will not forget.
A performance synonymous with the energy and passion of one of the world’s biggest bands, Killer Rhapsody use their years of experience in live music to produce one of the most genuine and authentic Queen and Freddie Mercury experiences.