UPSTAIRS@RONNIES: TWO FOR THE ROAD

UPSTAIRS@RONNIES: TWO FOR THE ROAD

UPSTAIRS@RONNIES: TWO FOR THE ROAD

Selected performance:
Thursday 22nd October

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Live music returns with a passion to the intimate and plush surroundings of our upstairs bar for our Monday to Thursday programme. Here is a rare opportunity to experience some of the best singers and instrumentalists on the London scene:  from popular New Orleans fused singer/pianists such as TJ Johnson on Monday, through ‘jazz ‘n samba’ sets from leading vocalists such as Georgia Mancino and Luna Cohen on Tuesdays, ebullient trumpeter Andy Davies with guest accompanists on Wednesdays plus mouthwatering guitar duos featuring the likes of Jim Mullen and Ant Law on Thursdays. Club DJ Mike Vitti and friends will be spinning soul, funk and jazz vinyl on Fridays and Saturdays.

Guitar solo or guitar duos … from straight ahead to fusion, folk, blues & gypsy jazz & occasionally singers:

 5 Nov - DAVE PEABODY guitar/vocals & TIM PENN piano/vocals

Dave Peabody is a renown singer-songwriter, blues and folk musician, record producer and photographer, active since the late 1960s, who has appeared on more than 60 albums. He is primarily known for his acoustic guitar playing, in both bottleneck  and fingerpicking styles. Dave he has released nine solo albums, the most recent being Side by Slide in 2005. He has also performed and recorded with a wide variety of other blues musicians, notably Charlie Musselwhite and Big Joe Duskin. Peabody was voted "Acoustic Blues Artist of the Year" in 1995, 2001 and 2002 by ‘British Blues Connection’ and ‘Blues In Britain’ Magazine. The duo is completed by veteran pianist Tim Penn is one of the most popular musicians on the roots & blues scene in London, performing often with his New Orleans influenced band ‘Second Line’.

12 Nov  – JIM MULLEN guitar & NIGEL PRICE guitar

Jim Mullen is a living legend whose instantly recognisable sound has graced countless recordings. His early gigging days were spent with the likes of Average White Band and Kokomo. The wider public know him from his 70s jazz-funk days with the Morrissey—Mullen Band and he has been first choice guitarist with visiting US stars such as Jimmy Smith, Mose Allison and Gene Harris. In 2014, he featured prominently on the Citrus Sun album, 'People of Tomorrow', produced by Incognito co-founder, Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick.

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business. Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.

 

19 Nov  – HARRY DIPLOCK guitar & JEREMIE COULLON guitar

Harry Diplock is a young London-based guitarist, regularly playing rhythm and lead in a wide variety of Jazz, Swing and Gypsy Jazz groups. Fellow guitarist Jeremie Coulton along with Harry are founder members of The London Django Collective which was born out of the desire to create a forum for musicians influenced by the musical legacy of Django Reinhardt. The Collective remains in the spirit of Django, whilst pushing the genre of ‘gypsy jazz’ in London forward into a modern sphere.

 

26 Nov  – ANT LAW guitar & NICK COSTLEY WHITE guitar

Ant Law has become one of the UK’s leading fusion guitarists with his own group as well as playing in Tim Garland’s band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis, featuring on albums ‘Songs To The North Sky’, ‘Return To The Fire’ & ‘ONE’ which was shortlisted for a Grammy and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. Ant is the “L” in Trio HLK who record/tour with Dame Evelyn Glennie. Providing a fascinating stylistic contrast is Nick Costley White whose early influences were the laid-back swing of classic jazz guitarists such as Joe Pass and Kenny Burrell but has now forged forward with own semi-acoustic contemporary approach. 

 

Music starts at 6.30pm.

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