Category: March

Gig 19th March-Jasmine Power-Maxine Bacon & Francesca Luker

Headlining is  Jasmine Power jasminePowerwho is making her Drawingroom début along with 12 year old Francesca Luker   francesaca supported by local returning sweetheart  Maxine Bacon  who performed here with Jack… formerly with Mandy (Maxine&Mandy) before they both disappeared to Uni. MandMedit Maxine (Bacon) and Brit Award winning Jack (Garratt) jackG performed for us over a six year period before Uni then and Max returned New Year 2016, together with her new musical partner Jack and new material, she’s really grown with her sound, bringing with her that extraordinary voice she had all those years ago.

Jasmine is new to us and came via music producer and all round bighearted soul Lee Lester…. Jas has been on this musical journey since she was just a tot! Growing up in Wales, she said: “I remember waking up everyday to the classical radio in the kitchen. In the afternoon Mum would have Ska, dub or World music blaring through the speakers and in the evening, it was always jazz, mainly instrumental jazz, apart from Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone.  We all loved them.

12th March: Melinda Ortner & Sarah Munro

12th March                    Melinda  Ortner melindaortner & making her début here will be 19 year old Sarah Munro  sarahmunro
Melinda
was born and raised in California, and the past five years she’s been based in LA where she’s launched her music career. She played at The Drawingroom in 2015 and blew the audience away with her robust singer songwriting, music crafted in such a professional way its no wonder she has a string of films using her music as well as writing for major players such as Ellie Goulding Ellie_Goulding to name-drop just one.

Sarah Munro came to me via a friend I met over 30 years ago and is serendipitously the best friend of his daughter. Her music is almost retro blues, with a distinct 40’s and 50’s feel to it. It’s un-nerving when so much talent is displayed at such a young age. Prepare to be over-whelmed….and from a very recent review…”Jazz/pop singer-songwriter Sarah Munro captivated the audience with her performance. It was apparent that Munro’s influences were beyond her years drawing on jazz sounds and her vocals were reminiscent of ladies of Jazz such as Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. I would look out for Sarah’s music as she is definitely one to watch out for in the future.” (Rookie Review) …and Sarah is currently on tour supporting none other than the legend that is Paul Carrack paulcarrick taking one night off to perform here…how cool.

5th March Will Mcnicol & Chris Woods-Grove &supported by Richie Carr(14)

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 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

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….!!