March - 2nd April 2017
Rotterdam P&O Ferry
Mardi Gras Party
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The Brass Volcanoes
"Music full of energy, hip
swinging, bluesy and fun..."
The Brass Volcanoes are a jazz band consisting
of brass, saxophones and drums. All of the band are professional
jazz musicians who work together to create fabulous arrangements
of popular and less well known tunes on the spot: ideas, solos
and riffs are thrown around the band so that no two performances
are ever the same. The music is filled with energy and life
which draws the audience and makes you want to be part of it.
The Brass Volcanoes are inspired by a long tradition of Brass
Bands from New Orleans as well as other parts of the world:
expect flavours of the Balkans, Latin America, the Caribbean,
Kletzmer, all with their own London twist. We play a mix of
original songs unique to the band, arrangements of popular
songs, Mardi Gras and jazz standards, funk classics...
is recognised as one of the UK's leading exponents of New
Dale's ambition has always been to play the music of New
Orleans, which can be anything from a classically influenced
minuet, a latin rhumba, a back o' town junker blues to a
frenzied boogie woogie. As seen with every Dale Storr
performance, he's certainly fulfiiling that ambition.
is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the
outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her
direction because he or she must be very, very special'
- Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain
with guests Dom Pipkin, Justin Randall and Paddy Milner - a rare
sight: 4 pianists!
young band from Preston whose debut CD
Wish I Was In New Orleans catapulted
them on to the national stage. A captivating mix of New Orleans boogie, blues,
barrelhouse and gospel with the soulful voice of Debbie Jones and the piano
wizardry of Justin Randall. Tipitina’s second album
Taking Care Of Business
was recorded live at the 27th Birmingham International Jazz And Blues Festival
and showcases the energy, versatility and sheer
de vivre of their
“Wholly admirable album, the
youthful energy, sincerity and obvious affection for the New Orleans style is
captivating – a sure-fire club and Festival attraction” - Jazz Journal
the spirit of New Orleans so fully, is a spectacular
achievement” - The Guardian
Pipkin & The Ikos
New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana" - Rocking Magpie.
up the British RnB scene" - Paul Jones BBC2
"I can't hold a candle to this guy…" - Jamie Cullum.
"…a highly impressive pianist…Fans of Diz Watson, Jon Cleary and Dr John, as well as their late predecessors, should keep an eye out for this band." - Jon Taylor - "Blues In Britain"
recognised as one of the leading blues singer/pianists of his
generation. His critically acclaimed first album '21st Century
Boogie' was released in 2000, The Times calling it "impressive
and original", and from this point onwards he has become a
bona-fide boogie/blues maestro. Just finished touring touring
worldwide as a member of Sir Tom Jones’ band, other career
highlights to date include performances with Jack Bruce, David
Gilmour, Van Morrison and Phil Manzanera as well as being the
recipient of the 'Best Keyboard Player' title at the 2015
British Blues Awards. With his classic blues growl of a voice
and an unusually fluent and impressive piano technique his trio,
"Londonola", featuring Spencer Brown on bass and Pat Levett on
drums, combine the best of British musical innovation with a New
Orleans Blues spirit and energy.
“The best blues piano player in Europe…” - Blues Access, USA
represents a new direction in blues and jazz” Blues Free Press
it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” - Dave Brubeck
Established within the
‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene in the UK, they power out
jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting
Primarily, they are
influenced by 1940’s and 1950’s R&B. In particular, Louis
Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy
Brown. However, they have adopted a harder and more aggressive
approach, synonymous with modern blues artists such as Stevie
Ray Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Jools Holland and Mike Henderson
which helps create their own high energy sound.