Saturday 8 July 2017
An eclectic evening of music and cocktails. Bring friends, a picnic and relax in the glorious Peto garden. Cocktails in the Cloister Opera Bar and live music.
Touted by Marie Claire as “the Millenial’s Louise Brooks“, native Austinite Hailey Tuck is a jazz singer from the most unlikely of backgrounds. Raised on a diet of black & white movies, 1930’s jazz and vintage dresses – before being sent to Baptist Military Boarding school – the 25-year-old and has already reimagined the work of an eclectic line-up of artists including Fats Waller, The Zombies and Maroon 5.
With a uniquely captivating voice that sits somewhere between Billie Holiday, Regina Spektor and Ella Fitzgerald, Hailey has been enchanting bigger and bigger audiences at venues and festivals across Europe, where she now spends most of her time.
Since her debut EP release in April 2014 Hailey has performed over 40 shows around Europe and Asia including sell outs at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Juu Jaab Festival and Umea Jazz Festival. Her sold out 4 shows at the legendary Duc Des Lombards in Paris was featured live on national radio station TSF and in the UK, she has had airplay on BBC Radio 2 and on BBC 6 Music, primarily by tastemaker Cerys Matthews. She also supported Jamie Cullum at his Parisian album launch performance at the legendary theatre La Cigale.
Tipitina deliver their own unique take on the blues, barrelhouse, boogie and gospel of New Orleans, in the footsteps of Professor Longhair, Dr. John, James Booker, Fats Domino and Allen Toussaint. Following on from their acclaimed debut album ‘I Wish I Was In New Orleans’, Tipitina are now on a roll with ‘Taking Care of Business’, recorded at 2011’s Birmingham International Jazz & Blues Festival supported by Colmore BID. Already the House Full signs are going up at Ronnie Scotts and elsewhere, encouraged by uniformly enthusiastic album reviews:
“A joyous ride through up-tempo feel-good rockers, gospel-tinged ballads and crowd-pleasing sing-alongs. They’re a barnstorming live act, few do this with such conviction. [Rock ‘N’ Reel]
Camilla Johns & Andy Nowak met at a bluegrass festival. They are an English acoustic duo that like to have fun with American music; weaving together mandolin and guitar and singing songs of heartache and longing.
Their music is sometimes joyful, sometimes wistful; steeped in the American tradition and all that comes with it – from fiddle tunes to folk songs, from driving instrumentals and gentle ballads; some traditional, some self-penned.
Please support the festival. Leave your bottles at home and buy delicious cocktails and fizz from the Garden bar brought to Iford by our kind supporters at the Abbey Hotel.
Picnics and music from 6 pm
Main bands from 7.30 pm
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