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The Busquitos


The Busquitos

The Busquitos play a very catchy mix of brilliantly played music, sung with

an impressive Louis Armstrong like hoarse voice, and dazzling, funny

entertainment that will put a smile on everyone's face! And if the time is

right, they will mingle, wireless and play a serenade organize a limbo- or

line-dance or get the audience to sing along to one of their catchy jazzy



Happy swingin' music for all ages!




The Busquitos are:


Jelle van Tongeren (winner of "The Golden Satchmo!", Hot Club De Frank)-

violin and Thomas Streutgers (winner of "The Big Boss Award", Big Jay Mc

Neely, JZZZZZP, Rude Rich & The Highnotes, The Soulsnatchers)- saxophone .

Two brilliant instrumentalists who have been showing their skills on stages

all around Europe and beyond... 

To round out this swinging quartet, they invited guitarist Frank Meester (Hot Club De Frank)

and bassist/vocalist Ronald de Jong (nominated for Holland's best

blues-bass-player 2010, Big Jay McNeely, Shane Mac Gowan, Boyd Small) to

join them.


The Busquitos play a large variety of music that goes back from anywhere as

far as the 'roaring twenties' until yesterday.  Hot Club, Jazz, Pop

Rock&Roll, Classical Music, you'll hear it all! Songs by Disney, Django

Reinhart, the Mills Brothers, Sonny Rollins, and Irving Berlin, just to name

a few as well as catchy tunes as Yackety Sax (Benny Hill), The Nanny,... etc



And they play their own, very catchy, original tunes too!

Matthew Read Trio


Formed in 2015, the Matthew Read Trio brings together three like-minded approaches to music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influences from the bands of Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Paul Motian and many more, MRT brings a fresh edge to the world of the guitar trio. After the launch of their first album Anecdotes in early 2016, the trio visits us for the first time playing, amongst other things, a brand new set of melody-driven original compositions from its forthcoming second album - Anecdotes 2 - featuring Benedict Wood,Guitar; Arthur Newell, Drums, and Matthew Read, Double Bass.

Wes Finch


Wes Finch

Songwriter and guitarist Wes Finch’s musical style feels rooted in folk but has the ambition and sophistication of pop. His live shows are engaging, energetic and intimate and over the last few years he’s shared stages with the likes of Billy Bragg, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson and Lucy Ward at various venues, folk clubs and festivals.

Recently relocating to Yorkshire, Wes continues to play throughout the country in between recording new material both as himself and with the poetry-inspired The Rude Mechanicals Band.

Hear songs from the two bands as well as some well chosen covers of classic pop and rock songs in a solo performance in this unique and intimate setting.

"...a welcome and singular addition to the list of newbloods reinvigorating British folk music...Non-trad acoustic roots delivered with an edgy, risk-taking sonic boldness" (Nigel Williamson in Uncut) 

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Gerry Richardson Trio


Electric organ virtuoso, singer & and long-time Sting associate Richardson leads his superb trio, featuring the sparkling alto saxophone of Garry Linsley and much-respected session drummer Adam Sinclair , through a set paying homage to the musicians he reveres, from Ray Charles to Jimmy Smith to Mose Allison and Donald Fagen. Great covers and smart originals - not to be missed if you love the evocative, steaming noise that is the old electric sideboard in full flight.

Northern Sky


Northern Sky

Originally Abby Colombi and John Osborne, the band has expanded to become a five-piece.

Amy Beeton now joins them on cello with Lucy Johnson on additional vocals and Martin Kirton on percussion.

Their list of self-penned songs is increasing by the week from the delicate “Catch The Light” (Radio Cumbria’s Track of the Week) and the anthemic Technicolour Love to the stomp of “Leap of Faith”.

A staple of BBC Introducing, they are not to be missed

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Nick Svarc Trio


A rare opportunity to hear a classic jazz sound. The organ-guitar-drums trio was a staple back in the 50s & 60s, with players like Jimmy Smith, Booker T Jones, Jack McDuff and Ray Charles popularising the format. Tonight guitarist Svarc leads his contemporary take on the genre with a groove-driven performance echoing the heyday of the great trios.

The Red Canary Dance Band


The Red Canary Dance Band

The Red Canary Dance Band (RC) is a new trio I have set up of piano, drums and vocals. Promo is being filmed this weekend if you would like to see any of it, but it has me on a 1930s style drum kit and Chris Lloyd from The Big Easy on piano, as well as a trained female singer, so you can trust it will be good. 

The band has been put together to play for swing dances, but there are a lot of harmonies and feature pieces (including washboard and tap dancing) that mean is will also be a good all round show for a listening audience.

The Family Tree


Tonight we welcome an old friend of the venue, Lakeland expat and master bassist Gavin Barras. Most of the repertoire for tonight’s performance was composed on instruments built over the last 50 years by Gavin’s father, and the music is inspired by Gavin’s immediate family – he’s a new dad – his  extended ‘musical’ family, childhood memories, and places he’s lived. It’s cinematic in places, with lots of grooves and catchy melodies. The supporting players are of the highest order;  Dave Walsh on drums, Jim Faulkner on guitar, and pianist Dan Whieldon. Bringing it all back home.

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British Council Arts PRS Foundation for New Music
Arts Council England UK Film Council Lottery Funded
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