Originally for the North East of England and now based in London, Jo Harrop has recently recorded a cracking album with fellow northerner, guitarist Jamie McCredie and its getting lots of critical acclaim from radio and the jazz and popular music press. The great Daily Telegraph critic Dave Gelly says:
"This is a little gem of an album: simple, modest and, as far as I can tell, perfect. Jo Harrop sings, Jamie McCredie plays guitar, and the songs date from between the late 1920s and the early 2000s, from Billy Rose to Tom Waits. Nothing unusual there, you might think. However, what sets Weathering the Storm apart from similar offerings is that the duo get everything right, and that’s quite rare."
Add the heartfelt, honey-toned double bass of Paul Jefferies to the mix and you have a show that promises to be very special.
The indefatigable trumpeter Damon Brown is back in England for a short tour away from his now home of South Korea. A virtuoso on both trumpet and flugel horn, this superb player is most at home blowing hard over be-bop changes, but he is equally capable of foot-tapping swing, passionate ballad playing and some of the most tasteful blues lines you’ll ever hear. Rhythm section of piano, bass & drums personnel to be announced!
‘Fluent, impassioned and technically superb’ Jack Massarick, THE EVENING STANDARD
Rob Terry has had his fair share of musical ’stardom’. He has written music with Eurythmics Dave Stewart, toured as Music Director with singer Eartha Kit and played for Britain at the Eurovision Song Contest. But we believe it’s as a pianist, composer and arranger in his own right that he truly shines and so any opportunity to hear Ron’s trio (Rob - piano, Paul Jefferies - bass & Charlie Stratford - drums) should be grabbed with both hands. Rob will be creating a very special set of music that reflects the festive season. It’s a must see!/p>