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Kent DuChaine

Mar
02

Kent DuChaine

Kent was born in Wyzata a town in Minnesota & was taught to play ukulele, guitar & clarinet by his father by the age of 11. He later learned to play piano & electric guitar at school. He played in a local band with school friends performing 60’s music. While reading the sleeve notes on an Eric Clapton album he was intrigued to find out more about Blues

music & eventually he opened up for & performed with many of the greatest Bluesmen &

women, including Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bukka White,John Lee Hooker & Margie Evans.

In 1979 Kent found his beloved “Leadbessie” a beat up 1934 National Steel guitar & kitted it out with heavy gauge strings to cope with his ferociously powerful playing style. He decided to move down South to be nearer to the roots of the Blues music he now embraced. Kent now lived the “Blues Life” riding the rails & running the roads, living in an old Cadillac then a tent & a motorhome playing venues all across the U.S.A  playing nearly every night.

1989 Kent met & established a partnership with the legendary Bluesman Johnny Shines

( a travelling companion of Robert Johnson “King of the Delta Blues” ) Together with harmonica great Snooky Pryor they were honoured with the coveted W.C.Handy award

for the best  country Blues album of the year. Kent & Johnny performed over 200 shows together across North America, while Kent also continued his solo career. In 1992 Kent was one of the pallbearers who carried Johnny Shines to his grave.

 

In the early 1990’s Kent decided to spread the Blues he loved in the UK & Europe & to date has well over 100 overseas tours completed & 8 solo CDS & 1 DVD under his belt.

The Sunday Times listed him as one of the 5 best concerts in the UK in 2001 & a further crowning honour came when he was asked by Alabama’s State Culture Officer to represent the State on a cultural visit to Italy despite him no longer living in Alabama.

 

Kent had just finished a 6 week tour in the UK in 2015 & was about to fly home, when he was asked by Ben “Boogie” Waters if he would cancel his flight in order to play in a

B B King tribute concert in central London in aid of the British Heart Foundation together with a number of luminaries including music legends Bill Wyman & Elliott Randall. Kent was only too happy to be part of such a superb evening.

 

When not thrilling music lovers with Delta Blues, Urban Blues & his own original compositions Kent can be found in beautiful South Georgia pursuing his favourite hobby fishing, on the shore of a large lake on the border between Georgia & Alabama,

in a house which Kent has literally built with his own hands, reading D.I.Y. manuals along the way. Since the divorce from his fourth wife Sarah he has invested in a large motorhome in which he travels to gigs across the length & breadth of the USA & Canada.


Free Parking

Mar
03

Just about the longest-established band in the North-West, led throughout its life by virtuoso flautist/saxophonist Harold Salisbury, one of the most respected players on the circuit and a musician of immense experience.


Matt Cowe plays Chet Atkins

Mar
09

Matt Cowe plays Chet Atkins

Cumbrian based guitarist Matt Cowe returns to Zeffirellis with another show featuring the music of American guitar legend Chet Atkins, playing classic country and swing tunes from the 50’s as well other tunes from Chet’s long career.

 

Chet Atkins’ music has a unique nostalgic charm, full of melody and virtuosic playing and this will be a rare opportunity to hear this style live.  He will be recreating Chet’s retro sound with an authentic line up featuring local musicians Steve Simpson on double bass, Jack Davies on drums and Jon Moore on rhythm guitar.   

 

Check out Matt playing at last year’s prestigious Chet Atkins’ Appreciation Society convention in Nashville here:

https://youtu.be/iHzXPu8BhW8?list=PLXAZORK28Noutioyah-pPQsqPMXV42LsA

 

And Matt’s popular YouTube channel here:

https://youtu.be/W4YOxjo1PGs?list=PLXAZORK28NotZgbL9MhiJDBaBLIlL8voj

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Alex Hutton Trio

Mar
10

A marvellously inventive & lyrical pianist with an impressive track record, Alex Hutton leads his band through a selection of  compositions referencing a wide range of styles, informed by but not entirely confined to jazz.

‘A great British talent and a wonderfully natural pianist’. Ronnie Scott


Lucy Mae

Mar
16

Lucy Mae

Jazz infused Soul and RnB, co-written with French multi instrumentalist Luc Phan, Mae’s sound is unique, giving nods to the likes of Amy Winehouse and Sade. Her lyrics about life and the struggles and beauty that come with it are beautifully reflected in Phan's instrumentals. Ambient and enticing.

  • free
  • 8:30 pm

Compass Trio

Mar
17

Subtle & dynamic low-volume music from this intimate chamber jazz group featuring piano, saxophone and the inspiring, virtuosic guitar of Willy Fluss, one of the best-kept musical secrets in the country.

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Ewan Scarlett

Mar
23

Ewan Scarlett

Singer/Songwriter ( Vocals/Acoustic guitar & Harmonica). Playing a heady mix of Country Soul, Bluegrass and folk both covers of genre classics and originals

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Teduloca

Mar
24

A fine quartet led by guitarist Sam Dunn featuring organ, saxophone and drums. Dunn’s playing is informed by the history of his instrument, and displays his mastery of the harmonic and melodic languages of contemporary jazz, qualities abundantly evident in the band as a whole.


The Retrosettes - Duo

Mar
30

The Retrosettes - Duo

After getting back from their European tour promoting the release of their first album in Germany, The Retrosettes will appear at Zeffirellis as a stripped back duo.  Lead singers Helen and Paul Bytheway (also a married couple) are the driving force behind the vintage themed band, and they will appear playing piano and guitar with 2 lead vocals.

The couple will take you through their influences from 50s rock n roll, to 60s pop, right through soul, country and disco.  Their acoustic versions of popular songs from the last 60 years show off some of the best songwriters of all time from Bowie, to Bob Dylan, the Animal, The Beatles and everything in between.

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Neil C Young Trio

Mar
31

A welcome return for the Grammy-longlisted guitarist, presenting a varied repertoire showcasing his consummate skill and tracks from his latest album.


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British Council Arts PRS Foundation for New Music
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