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Paper Cranes

Jun
01

Paper Cranes

Paper Cranes are a folk duo from the South of the Lake District. The pair grew up on the in the shipbuilding town of Barrow-in-Furness. Jon started playing music as a drummer and later picked up a guitar and started to write songs finding inspiration in the work of Ben Howard and others alike.
Eventually, Jon asked Beckah to sing on one of his tunes. This led to the forming of Paper Cranes.  The pair started playing every local pub, open mics and shows that would have them. Growing popularity and a unique blend of two vocals made the rootsy duo stand out. They supported Ocean Colour Scene’s acoustic set and performed Kendal Calling in their first year.

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Andy Nowak Trio

Jun
02

Since 2005, the trio has been captivating audiences with its enthralling combination of powerful themes, subtle interplay and raw beauty. The combination of truly original compositions and striking reworkings of well known material is fast becoming a hallmark of this highly empathic and musically adventurous band. Tonight's performance showcases material from the album ‘Reset’, just released.

Performance supported by Arts Council England.


Northern Sky

Jun
08

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

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space

Jun
09

Loz Speyer’s Inner Space plays jazz of a rare warmth and immediacy. Combining rhythmic changes with references that synthesize New Orleans, bebop and free jazz, each piece of music evolves its own form, its own balance of structure and freedom, its own atmosphere. There are audible echoes of Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Ornette Coleman and beyond in the band's original repertoire - but as is always vital in jazz, the key is live, in the immediacy of these five highly distinctive musicians, working it all out in the here and now.

Loz Speyer - trumpet, flugelhorn 

Chris Biscoe - alto sax, alto clarinet

Rachel Musson - tenor sax, soprano sax

Olie Brice - double bass

Gary Willcox - drums  

This performance is supported by the National Lottery using public funding through Arts Council England.


Kris Dollimore

Jun
15

Kris Dollimore

During a career in music, spanning four decades, Kris has graced some of the world's greatest stages and has played with many international bands and artists. These include The Godfathers, The Damned, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Thunders, Adam Ant and Del Amitri.

His guitar skills have always been admired, in whichever genre he has played. Now those skills are honed to perfection and they need to be. He has chosen a field where his playing is at it's most exposed. A man, a guitar and sometimes a voice. No room for error and nowhere to hide. With largely an acoustic repertoire, a fair portion of that being instrumental, in the vein of John Fahey and Jack Rose, precision playing is expected and delivered.

 

Kris took the decision to perform as a solo artist 11 years ago and has toured relentlessly, travelling the UK and Europe, earning a hard core following of loyal fans which is growing by the day. This is backed up by the success of his first three albums, "02/01/1978", "Now Was The Time" and "No Ghosts In This House", which all received great reviews from the music press, both at home and abroad. His fourth album 'All Grown Up' has just been released and is attracting the same positive interest as it's predecessors.

 

In the past year Kris has started work on a band line up, to sit alongside his solo work. The first few gigs have been great and have been rewarded with  a fantastic response.

 

Kris burns with a passion for his music and wants to bring it to as many people as possible. If you know him from his past life, don't fear change. Follow Kris down new roads and you'll feel all the richer for it.


Freddie Garner Quartet

Jun
16

Veteran stalwart on the North-West jazz circuit, pianist Garner is much-influenced by the likes of Oscar Peterson and Errol Garner (no relation!). Tonight he leads his straight-ahead quartet through a delightful survey of the standard repertoire

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Matt Cowe plays Chet Atkins

Jun
22

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

Dean Stockdale Trio

Jun
23

First visit from this superb Manchester-based pianist well-known to UK audiences through his two-piano concerts with UK jazz maestro Dave Newton. You don‘t get to do a gig like that without great technique and a sure command of the repertoire!


Black Pony

Jun
29

Black Pony

Indie-folk duo Black Pony are singer/guitarist Daniel Ray and Sarah Edmondson on violin, e-piano and organ. Together they combine elements of folk, country, and soul to create songs at once intimate and anthemic, rhythmic and melodic. Little aural movies.

Irish-Australian Daniel traveled a lot of miles to find such a simpatico musical partner in formally trained Sarah and her vivid sonic palette. A bit of lightning strikes every time they take the stage. Come along for the ride.

  • Free
  • 8:30 pm

Jeffrey Hewer Quartet

Jun
30

Ex-pat Toronto guitarist now based in Leeds fronts a band featuring some of the city’s most experienced players.  Expect carefully-crafted,  tuneful original compositions and an  occasional classic cover.


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