We all had a wonderful night in the Peto Garden on Saturday. Here are some memories…
Heidi Vogel in the Cloister
7:30 – 8:15pm and 9:00 – 9:45pm
Initially making her professional debut touring with Cirque du Soleil, Heidi Vogel became a frequent face in the London and LA jazz & soul scene where she became involved with The Cinematic Orchestra as their lead singer.
This platform established her extraordinarily rich and complex vocal timbre and built her reputation outside of her home city of London, UK. By 2007, Vogel had toured all over the USA, Australia, South Africa, Canada and Europe and ended the year with a sold out concert at The Royal Albert Hall and a stunning performance live on the Jimmy Kimmel TV show.
“She’s got an extraordinary voice….an incredible rnge and such a texture….keep an eye out for Heidi Vogel.” – Jamie Cullum BBC radio 2
James Taylor Quartet in the Casita
8:15 – 9:00pm and 9:45 – 10:30pm
For a quarter of a century James Taylor Quartet (or JTQ) have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz.
James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows… with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today.
JTQ’s fired-up signature tune, The Theme from Starsky and Hutch, cemented its reputation as master of the jazz-funk-r’n’b workout; 60s spy themes, psychedelic and free-form jazz all added something to the band’s distinctive sound.
James’ musical talent is to be admired and we are delighted to have him and his band here at Iford.
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“James Taylor is the best Hammond player this side of the Atlantic“ Craig Charles BBC Funk and Soul Show
“James Taylor keeps it swinging, fun and unpretentious ” Andy Robson, Jazzwise
Mae Bradbury Garden 6.00 – 7:30
With a sound that seamlessly blends traditional folk stylings and contemporary pop, Mae Bradbury creates music that not only appeals to today’s tastes but also holds a timeless quality. With vocals that entwine above floating melodies and driving rhythms to form something that you can’t quite put your finger on. Mae won 4th place in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards and 5 of her tracks have been played on BBC introducing. Mae has played alongside Gabrielle Aplin At The Pop Up Motel, Glastonbury, and recently supported Hudson Taylor and Turin Brakes At The Pig Near Bath.