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Friday 8th February 2019

SCJC JAZZ JAM : 8pm

From 8pm once a month (every second Friday)

Free entry, donations welcome, bar open, PA provided

Bringing the benefit of jazz as an art form to the local community and to multiple levels of ability. All instruments/vocalists will be made welcome. If you can play the blues and want to have a crack at jazz – this is for you! If you want to come and just listen that is fine too. Jazz Jam Sessions are led by John Cook, Shairon Lloyd, Peter Neale and JJ Shaw.

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Saturday 9th February 2019

The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra : 8pm

A one man orchestra of epic proportions. An engaging and inspiring solo show from boundary breaking guitarist and composer Chris Woods. Taking you on a journey from minimalist solo guitar to looped cinematic sounds and explosive six string percussive explorations.

When Google book an artist for their event, someone described as ‘changing the perceived boundaries of the acoustic guitar’, you know you aren’t talking about your average musician.
A UK based instrumental phenomenon – guitarist Chris Woods, recording as ‘Chris Woods Groove’ and ‘The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra’.

Chris began his career as a solo guitarist, originally catching the eye of the music industry for his creative approach to playing; using revolutionary techniques and a hugely individual approach to composition. Endorsed by the most acclaimed brands he honed his skills performing at prestigious guitar festivals across the globe. Approached by Hal Leonard to write a comprehensive guide on the percussive style, which quickly became the standard ‘how to play’ percussive guitar publication, Chris’ reputation became international and highly regarded.

Since then his focus on creative playing has led him to branching out his compositional style to orchestra’s of all shapes and sizes. Recent projects for his ‘groove orchestra’ include Guitar Revolution ( a national tour creating pop-up guitar orchestras) or Orchestral Evolution (a recent commission to create a contemporary and evolved orchestra for young people).
A spontaneous creator and an emotive player...

Headliner magazine described a recent performance at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios: ‘tremendous – to say Chris Woods feels this music is a wild understatement, and it’s a genuine privilege to witness them perform’

Tonight Chris will be performing a collection of solo pieces ranging from spacey improvisational solos to explosive percussion driven grooves .
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Friday 15th February 2019

Mairi Campbell : 8pm

Mairi Campbell, multi award winning musician and singer is at the cutting edge of the Scottish folk scene. As dancer, musician, storyteller, actress, visual artist and facilitator, she extends the boundaries of the tradition in Scotland and brings a powerful injection of deep craft, groundedness and spirit to her work.
Her recent critically acclaimed five star show ‘Pulse’ played two full runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and she is bringing her second solo show ‘Auld Lang Syne’ to the Edinburgh Fringe in 2018.
Her solo concerts draw from traditional songs, improvisation, songwriting and Bach. Mairi uses voice and viola.
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Saturday 16th February 2019

DIRE STREETS : 8pm

THE UK'S LEADING DIRE STRAITS TRIBUTE Dire Streets perfectly capture the distinctive, authentic sound of one of the biggest guitar bands of all time.

Fronted by finger picking guitar ace John Brunsdon and his band of accomplished musicians, they play with an attention to detail and musicianship that marks them as the stand-out Dire Straits tribute in the UK.

Dire Streets cover tracks from early classics like Sultans of Swing and Lady Writer, through to the mega-hits of the 80s and Brothers in Arms, taking in all the classic album and live versions from the legendary Alchemy, Live Aid and Mandela concerts. The band has been described by one popular venue as "very close to the real thing", while another declared "at last, a decent tribute to Dire Straits!"

Dire Straits were one of the major guitar based bands of the late 70s. Despite forming at the height of Punk, front man Mark Knopfler’s distinctive guitar picking style gave the band an alternative and instantly recognisable sound.

The Band reached its peak in the mid 80s playing larger venues including a memorable slot at Live Aid. So far record sales have reached over 100 million worldwide and Knopfler is still widely regarded as one of the finest guitarists and songwriters this country has produced.
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Saturday 23rd February 2019

Leon Hunt and Jason Titley : 8pm

Having reached ‘a certain age’ Leon Hunt and Jason Titley can now say they’ve been friends and musical collaborators for most of their lives.

This musical partnership started way back in the early nineties, at some truly unforgettable late-night festival jams. The magic of those early sessions inevitably led to the formation of a band, the groundbreaking and hugely popular ‘progressive’ bluegrass outfit, Daily Planet no less. Numerous projects and years later, they’re back as a duo, making the very most of the musical chemistry they always had but with the addition of decades of experience.

An evening in the company of Leon and Jason is a rare treat, more a musical conversation than a rigid performance. Playing guitar, banjo, gourd banjo, and percussion, these old friends will most likely confound any pre-conceived ideas you may be harbouring as to what these instruments can (and should) do. As well as leaning heavily on traditional music from the US and The British Isles, their own compositions take on musical references from just about everywhere else.
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