Tag: Melinda ortner

2nd April, Hannah Scott and Kevin Pearce

2nd April              Kevin Pearce kevinpearce & Hannah Scott hannascott With some fabulous encouraging comments from some major pundits:

“A keening vocal reminiscent of Cat Stevens” – The Independent

“Absolutely Beautiful”Frank Skinner, Absolute Radio

“The Finest Songs”Mojo

“As recommendations about music in pubs go, this was a great one”Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music. He’s new to us and I’m really expecting something quite special.

…and of course, Hannah, someone we’ve believed in for a long while, she together with Stefano Della Casa make the most beautiful music; classically trained and professional musicians, they’ve had lots of attention on BBC radio2 along with huge interest from local radio too.

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
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.