Monday 3rd September 2018
- Saturday 8th September 2018
£50.00 - £80.00
Set to be a historic few nights at Ronnie Scott's, Legendary singer/hammond B3 player Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big Band.
A genuine legend of the British music scene for over fifty years, Fame’s blend of jazz and R&B earned him three number one hits in the early ‘60s. He has been a fixture of the Soho scene since then, when his cool vocals and superlative Hammond B-3 playing lit up such legendary venues as the Flamingo and Wag club and a key member of Van Morrison’s groups. He appears here with a cracking big band led by trumpeter Guy Barker and featuring some of the finest names in UK Jazz. Expect swinging soul-jazz and rip-roaring arrangements of classic R&B from a man still at the top of his game after over 50 years in the business.
Band Personnel: Georgie Fame with the Guy Barker Big band
Bass Trombone-Mark Frost
Alto 1-Sam Mayne
Alto 2-Ben Castle
Tenor 1-Graeme Blevins
Tenor 2-Paul Booth
support (6/7): The London/Amsterdam Connection
Brandon Allen/Bas van Lier Quartet present : “The London/Amsterdam Project”
The Allen/Van Lier power quartet pays tribute to the founders of acid jazz with a new show full of funky soul power!
It’s soul jazz time.
Brandon Allen & Bas van Lier pay a soulful tribute to their greatest heroes.
Ramsey Lewis, Stanley Turrentine, Les McCann, Gene Ammons, Jack Mcduff... the list goes on and on.
Together with a smokin’ rhythm section, Allen & van Lier burn the house down with a burning set full of soul jazz classics and catchy originals.
London based sax player Brandon Allen and the Amsterdam pianist Bas van Lier met 15 years ago and immediately had great “chemistry.”
In 2017 they completed a tour of 20 concerts in the U.K. and Holland paying tribute to the great Gene Ammons.
Due to great response by audiences and critics alike they are back this year with a brand new show.
Brandon Allen is one of the most popular and exciting saxophonists on the London scene today.
He has performed with Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, US3, Neil Diamond and Paloma Faith among others.
He’s also a member of the Kyle Eastwood Band and he leads BATL Quartet and The Brandon Allen Sextet.
Bas van Lier has been the driving force behind bands such as Debbie Sledge/ Camille Sledge band (Sister Sledge), The Deeldeliers (with Jules Deelder), Bl3nder (with Def.P), SuperSwamp and the Bas van Lier 3.
He also held the piano chair in famous dutch tenor player Hans Dulfer’s band for over 10 years.
Brandon Allen: Tenor Sax (Uk)
Bas van Lier: Hammond organ & piano (NL) Arnie Somogyi: Bass (UK) Erik Kooger: Drums (NL)
+ support Gareth Williams Power Trio
+ support Gareth Williams Power Trio ft. Gareth Williams (piano/vocals), Laurence Cottle (bass) & Iain Thomas (drums).
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