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Shaftesbury Jazz, Soul, Latin, Funk

Posted by [email protected] on March 14, 2020 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (11)


Shaftesbury Jazz, Soul, Latin, Funk is a music night taking place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Father's House, Christy's Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8PH.

Come and sit in with our Pro house band from 8pm -10pm. Refreshments available." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://


Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)


"A progressive and provocative 21st Century blues band" – C Michael Bailey, AAJ, USA 2017

The band’s exciting live set is based around rootsy originals, strong catchy riffs, interesting arrangements, and exciting grooves.

Vocalist Zoë Schwarz’ dynamic and commanding vocal delivery is both eclectic and suave at the same time; just like a chameleon, one part Janis Joplin, one Billie Holiday, and one Nina Simone”.


14/06/19 Hawthornes Glastonbury
22/06/19 Platform Tavern
09/08/19 Royal Portland Arms
15/08/19 Poole Quay Music Festival
24/08/19 Sohos Poole Quay
26/08/19 £60.00 Maumbury Rings Festival
07/09/19 Poole Blues Festival
22/09/19 Sohos Christchurch
10/11/19 Poole Hill Brewery
09/12/19 Dean Park Inn
14/12/19 Platform Tavern Sotton    


27/03 Hawthorns
12/04 Thomas Tripp
03/07 Hawthorns
09/08 Thomas Tripp
08/11 Thomas Tripp

Soul Queen Aretha Franklin Tribute

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Fri 18 October 2019 at 8pm in Tyrrells at NST City

Join Cheyne "Queenie" Pride as she performs Aretha’s songs with a fantastic live band and vintage costuming. Weaving social history between numbers, this cool classy show not only affirms Aretha’s title of Queen of Soul, but also explains her significance in US history at that time, her link with the civil rights movement, and her family’s connection to Dr King.


Queenie’s tribute goes through Aretha Franklin's musical journey from gospel, to the Columbia years (standards/jazz/pop) and rhythm & blues, to her breakout hit Atlantic album in 1967 "Never Loved A Man".


This show is the most vocally-challenging thing Queenie has ever done. From Aretha's 50s childhood gospel roots, to her worldwide-wide chart dominance in her 20s it’s a deeply personal roadtrip down memory lane, one Queenie will love sharing alongside a live band featuring Electrric Baasist Psul Francis ( Paul Weller London Beat Midge Ure)

Barell House Blues Orchestra at The Sturminster Exchange December 2019

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Back at the Exchange in December to blow away those winter blues! The regular line up of professional players are joined again by the sensational voices of Jon Kenzie, Ray Foster, Rebecca Chambers and Naomi Coombes. The 12 piece band will rock their way through a set of blues, rock, soul, R&B and Gospel. They have it all. Founded by the late Paul Hart, the band goes from strength to strength. The winning formula of 12 great players doing what they do best. Music from Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, BB King, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Blind Boys of Alabama, plus much more." target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http/https/

New Jazz Funk Soul Latin Jam

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:20 PM Comments comments (0)


Wonderful start to the New Jazz funk soul latin jam night well done all !!

Average Blues Band @ The Thomas Tripp Christchurch 27/10/19

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

ABB, after 31 years together, is the band lauded by Guitarist Magazine with the words, “I would put this lot up against any of the top flight bands currently flying the flag for British blues”.


ABB are not your average “foot-to-the-floor” bar room blues band, but deliver a concert containing a diversity of original songs and lesser-known covers rooted in the blues, but not confined by its barriers.


In 2019 ABB are joined by Ray Foster, who is acknowledged as one of the UK’s most soulful singers.


ABB are:

Guitar/vocals – Chris Williams

Guitar/vocals – John Holmes

Keyboards – Mark Skerritt

Bass/vocals – Dave Christopher/Paul Francis

Drums – Dave Mayne

Vocal/harmonica – Ray Foster

Jon Lloyd group

Posted by [email protected] on October 22, 2019 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A great afternoon of improvised music last Sunday @#sohoschristchurch with The Jon Lloyd Quartet featuring #jonlloyd woodwinds #sonnyjimlovell guitar #paullawrencefrancis fretless bass #jonleadbeater tabla's and percusssion

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