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Saturday 5 August tickets £34
12 years of experience and showmanship leaves this professional trio well versed at taking the audience on a journey. The hot-club style outfit travels through desert caravans, Mediterranean vibes and 40s swing-dance halls, depending on where the crowd, and the band, want to go!
Their fresh sound and variety of instruments and rhythms keeps any audience interested. Gypsy Jazz, classic songs, mellow clarinet tones and driving Bari sax, all underpinned by the tight swing of vibrant guitar and Bass.
“…a unique and compelling Hot Club style outfit, both live and on record. The group displays how top-drawer musicians moving away from standard line-ups can often present a delightful and fresh alternative. 12 tracks of upbeat, Mediterranean-tinged fun stream by in no time and encourage repeated listening, not just for the innovative mix of instruments but especially the individual playing, ensemble work and soloing spread right across this invigorating album.” Keith Ames, MU magazine.
PEE WEE ELLIS
In Pee Wee Ellis latest incarnation ‘Funka Nova’ he pairs up with his old friend and colleague Peter Fessler, and German rhythm section Guido May on drums and Joel Locher on acoustic bass creating a quartet where FUNK meets Bossa Nova in a new and enchanting sound.
Pee Wee Ellis’ remarkable story spans six decades, and throughout his 55 years as a saxophonist, bandleader, composer and arranger he has ben considered a musician’s musical. From his time as Music Drector for the james Brown Revue in the 1960S, where he co-wrote ‘Cold Swet’ which created a new sound ‘FUNK’ to his latest cd release ‘The Spirit of Christmas’ he has never ceased to be an innovator.
Bath based Country/Americana three Piece. Combining Carter and Cash reminiscent Harmonies along with classic hand crafted songwriting.
“Just gorgeous country-infused music. I want to be the 4th member!’ Dermot O’Leary, BBC RADIO 2
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 Box Office 01225 44 88 44