Jan 9 2013

Double Album Launch Extravaganza Tomorrow Night!

Happy New Year everybody!

Welcome to 2013. I’m starting the year with a big show tomorrow night at Hideaway in Streatham where we’ll be launching two, yes TWO albums on one night.

First up will be the official launch of Frankie Lewis‘ new album The Jazz Cookbook. This will be the first time the album is available and the first time we’ve performed the songs live all together. We recorded the record last year with a great lineup. It was produced by Janette Mason and Lea DeLaria with all arrangements by Janette.

The Jazz Cookbook

The second half of the show will be music from Peter Borthwick‘s new record This Moment. This was also recorded last year around the same time. There are some fantastic arrangements and some really great tunes with a retro fifties vibe.

The band will feature Mark Fletcher on drums, Janette Mason on piano and a horn section including Alan Barnes, Paul Jayasinha and Oren Marshall. It’s going to be such a great night. You should all be there really…

This Moment (2012)

If you can’t make this Thursday, I will be at Hideaway this Sunday too with Kai Hoffman‘s jump jive band Kai’s Cats and again next Thursday for our monthly Voice showcase. I’ll also be at The Pheasantry with Peter Borthwick on Saturday 19th January if you fancy coming along. Hopefully see you at a show soon. There’s plenty to choose from this month!

And if you haven’t heard the new trio record Foreground Music Vol. I yet, here’s a little player so you can stream it. The album is available at Bandcamp. We got our first radio play a couple of days ago so hopefully word is starting to spread!

Until next time…

May 2 2012

Voice at the Hideaway Launch Tomorrow!

Hello folks

Just a quick post to let you know about an exciting new night we’re starting over at the fabulous Hideaway in Streatham, which launches tomorrow night Thursday May 3rd!

The idea is to showcase new and emerging vocalists and give them a chance to perform their material in a great venue. If you haven’t been to Hideaway yet, frankly you’re missing out. Recently voted Venue of the Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, this relatively new club is fast becoming the capitol’s premier jazz venue. And the food is bloody excellent…

The Voice shows will be on the third Thursday every month, but we’re launching the night tomorrow (3rd May, and we’ll be back again on the 24th). The band will feature Janette Mason on piano/keyboards, me on bass (obviously) and Frank Tontoh on drums. We’ve got some great singers coming down tomorrow including Polly Gibbons, Fran Lewis and Peter Borthwick. A great mix of jazz, soul and blues. It’s gonna be great so you should all come down. And because it’s the launch tomorrow; it’s free entry!!

See you all there.