Folk-roots at The Brewery
Date: Thursday 29th November 2012
The only performer to hold the dual honours of a Lifetime Achievement award by BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and induction into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame, Gaughan makes a relatively rare appearance in St Austell tonight.
'One of the five or six great voices of our time' - John Peel
'How music from the gut really sounds" - The Guardian
'Gaughan is absolutely one of the best in the world' : Frets
'In any style, on any stage, Gaughan is one of folk music's guitar geniuses as well as one of Scotland's finest singers' ; Dirty Linen
"one of the most coveted and revered voices of recent times" ; Rock'n'Reel
Date: Wednesday 7th November 2012
"Beaujolais' glassy-toned vibes-playing is agile, fresh & inventive, but the arrangements - as well as the Beaujolais originals - are also very distinctive."
...... "Top drawer contemporary British jazz!"......
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Date: Wednesday 17th October 2012
Bandleader and guitarist Trevor Warren brings his star studded group to the Brewery as part of a short tour of the UK. Featuring the wonderful Annie Whitehead on trombone, and this time drafting in a new addition with Pete Wareham (Polar Bear) on sax. This award-winning band continues to forge new directions in the world of modern jazz, employing the many influences of its experienced members: rock, world, reggae, drum n bass ... all are mixed into the musical pot to produce something rich, vibrant and powerful.
Photo Credit : photo by Nick Rabett
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Date: Thursday 20th September 2012
Folk/Blues at The Brewery
Legendary guitarist and highly influential musician Wizz Jones returns to St Austell for a rare concert of stomping blues and sensitive songs.
There are few artists with more claim to being a 'musician's musician' than Wizz Jones. Inspired by Big Bill Broonzy, Rambling Jack Elliot, Alexis Korner and Ewan MacColl, he learned his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho during the late nineteen fifties.
He followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early sixties and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and 'a right hand worthy of Broonzy'!
John Renbourn, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and after more than fifty years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the acoustic folk and blues circuit, usually solo but sometimes together with son Simeon on Sax, Flute and Harmonica."
“Unassuming, under-rated, self-deprecating, hugely experienced, quietly influential, monumentally talented. The list of Wizz Jones' qualities could go on and on - and everyone involved in or interested in British folk and blues knows exactly what a towering figure in that world he is.” Colin Harper
Date: Thursday 13th September 2012
Led by fiery saxophonist and award-winning composer Gilad Atzmon, The Orient House Ensemble was founded in London in 2000 and is renowned as one of the world’s most brilliant and inspirational jazz groups.
Over the years Gilad Atzmon's music has moved more and more towards a cultural hybrid. As a bandleader and reed player he has been amazing his listeners with his powerful personal style that combines great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Influenced by Coltrane’s powerful approach on the sax, Gilad's live performances are simply breathtaking and overwhelming.
Gilad says “In the last decade I have managed to surround myself with some of the most incredible musicians around, people who push each other towards the edge of artistic creativity and beyond. I guess that the Orient House Ensemble’s motto is pretty obvious: relentlessly, we remind ourselves why we decided to make music in the first place”.
"A formidable improvisational array...a local jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height..."-John Fordham, The Guardian
“this blistering, beautiful set…a fluid, hypnotic, optimistic blending of sounds .”
"Best Musician living in the world today” Robert Wyatt, The Guardian
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