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31st March - 2nd April 2017

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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...


 Dale Storr  

Dale Storr is recognised as one of the UK's leading exponents of New Orleans piano.
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.

"'If there 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

Dale Storr with guests Dom Pipkin, Justin Randall and Paddy Milner - a rare sight: 4 pianists!


Profoundly talented young band from Preston whose debut CD I 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 joi de vivre of their performances.

“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

“To capture the spirit of New Orleans so fully, is a spectacular achievement” - The Guardian


 Dom Pipkin & The Ikos

"The best New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana" - Rocking Magpie.

"Lighting 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"


 Paddy Milner's Londonola  

Paddy is 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

“Milner represents a new direction in blues and jazz” Blues Free Press

“I love it…there’s a guy who can really play the piano” - Dave Brubeck


 The Revolutionaires

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 style.  

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.


 Impromptu Jam Session  



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