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Gig 5th March Will Mcnicol – Chris Woods & Richie Carr

 

5th March           Will Mcnicol & Chris Woods-Grove chris and will..and opening making his début here, playing some music scored by Will is 13 year old Richie Carrrichiecarrii
The headline is an exciting collaboration. Two of the finest guitarists, certainly of their generation and perhaps in Europe…Will, already crowned Acoustic Guitarist of Great Britain and chosen to perform alongside Antonio Forcione antonioforcionesketchesofafrica in 2015 and with many more shows together to follow in 2016. The Mcnicol Woods collaboration created is what you will see performed: ‘A brilliantly brooding neo-minimalist masterpiece, written and recorded in 48 hours. This new ground breaking album #48HourAtlas ‘  Chris is a guitarist, composer, performer, producer, and an educator. Touring across the globe appearing at festivals including Glastonbury Festival (UK) across to  the likes of the Mikulášsky Jazz festival in Slovakia, with performances in art houses, theatres and even prestigious shows such as the NAMM show in LA. His mind bending guitar approach is exceptional, his multi faceted creative mind has spilled out into an array of different concepts including ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’…..their first performance of this album here at The Drawingroom.

Richie Carr is making his début here and the exciting link here is that Will has been a hero of Richie’s for many a year, and as complex and challenging as Will’s music is, Richie will be performing some of Will’s music …infront of Will. No pressure here then! Watch it LIVE HERE

Gig-6th Feb The Portraits & James Kirby 2016

Sat 06/02/16                      Polly Barratt Polly Barratt  was to have performed but has sadly had a family bereavement and cancelled her UK tour. I’m delighted to announce The Portraits portraits Jeremy and Lorraine will now fill Polly’s shows… Violin, Piano and guitars. James Kirby  A night of two headline acts…lucky people…jamesKirbyiii
The Portraits, Glastonbury veterans and one of the hardest working musicians, parents, fundraiser, running their own business and performing gigs across the UK France and Ireland. Somehow their English Irish French roots works its self into their sound, popular folk, tunes, melodies, dreams, aspirations and stories of people and this world…special people.

James… has been performing his music worldwide for over 15 years…his beautiful and melodic songs hold audiences regardless of size, age and musical preference. Opening stages for artists such as Eddie Reader, Toploader, Matt Cardle & Hoosiers to name a few. He has a following  from around the World and some who have seen in Spain and further afield will be here to support him..he is simply a fantastic singer songwriter! No wonder he’s in such high demand in the UK & Europe! Watch it LIVE HERE

Gig 13th Feb Sean Taylor and Amrit Sond 2016

13th                   Sean Taylor sean taylor  George Corby (14) georgeCorby who like Grammy award winning artist Amrit Sond and Sean has performed here before.amritsondGrammy Award Winner Amrit Sond has graced the same billing as some of the world’s most renowned Guitarists on the scene today: Dominic Miller (Sting), Hugh Burns (George Michael), Ronnie Johnson (Van Morrison, Leo Sawyer).

Of Indian origin but born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, Amrit was exposed to both Indian music and African folk music at a very early age. As a young teenager, he moved with his family to Kuwait, where he developed an interest in Arabic and Eastern music. This, coupled with the earlier Indian and African influences, has helped to shape his unique compositions. Only last week Amrit was the GSMC’s 1st Choice as Instrumental Artist of 2016. He takes guitar playing into an artform of its own…breath-taking.

Headlining will be Sean Taylor.  ”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris, Radio 2  ”Articulate, compelling … brilliant” (Four stars) Mojo Magazine ”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn” Q Magazine ‘A fine blues guitarist … Taylor is a man to watch’ Guardian ”the lyrics are absolulety amazing” BBC Introducing “My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’  Mike Harding “Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak.’ (Four Stars) Uncut ‘Sean Taylor’s work just gets classier … his talent might yet puncture the mainstream’ Classic Rock 8/10 ”A star in the making …a superb talent” Metro “Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!” Eric Bibb “Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album” Maverick Magazine ”bold and brilliant masterpiece” Folk Radio UK ”Remarkable” Danny Thompson….nuff said!

Gig 12/12/15 Jasmine Rodgers & Jazz Morley

jazz morley   Jazz Morley WE LOVE HER:

“Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live.” Music Week

“She produces rich, powerful, emotive tunes that hush the atmosphere ’til everyone’s too scared to breathe in case it breaks the spell.” The Huffington Post

“Haunting and soulful singer songwriter ” Time Out, London. You can follow Jazz on Spotify for new music and playlists.https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oRBiqxwxW8BYQdWYtktZo
jasminerodgers sitting Jasmine Rodgers…what can I say…we love her, she’s played here  for many a year now….she is very special …‘her grassroots music reflected both quality composition and ease of delivery.  It was a pleasure to hear the song ‘Seamless’ from her eponymously titled 2010 solo album performed live. Jasmine offers a distinctive blend of touching melodic material, executed with ethereal musical beauty.  The notable set highlight was the melancholy ‘Drinking’, a song she has also performed with dad Paul Rodgers and brother Steve’. Did I tell you? She’s from Rock Royalty..daughter to Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad company..and this life long exposure to music shines out of Jasmine like a bright light….and NOW…she’s bringing a new album…years in the making and now its here…so be sure to witness it’s second outing following a star studded SOLD OUT ALBUM launch party…which I’m going to!

Sat 19/12/15  Kezia & Three Pilgrims

: I hear exciting things about this girl. ‘Kezia stopped me in my tracks. She has a truly beautiful voice, like Anne Briggs but Cornish’ said Neil Halstead ..and “I think she is exceptional – one of the most original and exciting artists to come out of Cornwall” no less than Ralph McTell! Kezia  Kezia is a singer/songwriter who’s sound drifts between folk and blues with a tinge of country. Her lyric based songs are accompanied by thoughtful melodies on the guitar and piano. Kezia’s mature voice sings heartfelt lyrics of matters that many can relate to, conveying a certain melancholy that is heard throughout her music. & Three Pilgrims3pilgrims Our favourite party people whom we love so much have already played three times this year…it’s like the Traveling Wilberies ..musicians  whom have formed bringing all their combined talent, experience and beautiful sounds in a new band.

Gig sat 12th Dec: Jazz Morley & Jasmine Rodgers

Sat 12/12/2015     jazz morley   Jazz Morley WE LOVE HER:

“Haunting vocals, oozing with the pain of heartache and beautifully humble production make Jazz’s records an enthralling listen. A storming live presence leaves no excuse to miss the experience of seeing her live.” Music Week

“She produces rich, powerful, emotive tunes that hush the atmosphere ’til everyone’s too scared to breathe in case it breaks the spell.” The Huffington Post

“Haunting and soulful singer songwriter ” Time Out, London. You can follow Jazz on Spotify for new music and playlists.https://open.spotify.com/artist/3oRBiqxwxW8BYQdWYtktZo
jasminerodgers sitting Jasmine Rodgers…what can I say…we love her, she’s played here  for many a year now….she is very special …‘her grassroots music reflected both quality composition and ease of delivery.  It was a pleasure to hear the song ‘Seamless’ from her eponymously titled 2010 solo album performed live. Jasmine offers a distinctive blend of touching melodic material, executed with ethereal musical beauty.  The notable set highlight was the melancholy ‘Drinking’, a song she has also performed with dad Paul Rodgers and brother Steve’. Did I tell you? She’s from Rock Royalty..daughter to Paul Rodgers of Free and Bad company..and this life long exposure to music shines out of Jasmine like a bright light….and NOW…she’s bringing a new album…years in the making and now its here…so be sure to witness it’s second outing following a star studded SOLD OUT ALBUM launch party…which I’m going to!

Backgammon

Hi, just a quick note to say Backgammon is here (Drawingroom) in Chesham on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the evening at 6:30pm for a 7pm start.
Please call if you are going to be late. 07790 395225 call Dickie  of BucksGammon
London Players’ Backgammon League not me!)

Remember  we have a great menu and a fully licensed bar so any of you coming straight from work will have an opportunity to be fed.
We will be offering a variety of Backgammon play to suit all levels. Please bring a board if you have one, don’t worry if you don’t.
Parking is free along East Street after 6pm… and we are 5 minutes’ walk from Chesham tube station.

Beginners and the ambitious welcome….!!