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Steve Simone presents Legends of Soul

In this compact solo show, Steve performs soul hits.

He grew up in Long Island, New York where he found an ear for music. He is known for his dynamic stage presence and has worked all over the world.

WHY? With all the hits such as Stand By Me, My Girl, What’s Going On, Sweet Soul Music, I Just Called to Say I Love You and more

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£14 (£12 RBWM Advantage Card holders)

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Steve Simone presents History of Motown

The seasoned singer and entertainer presents an hour of chat, looking at the legendary era of Motown.

This detailed presentation includes a look at the driving forces behind the music and original video clips of the artists.

WHY? A unique analysis of the whole of Motown – from the songwriters and producers to the choreographers and singers


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£12 (£10 conc)

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She'Koyokh - First Dance on Second Avenue

Described by The Guardian as 'one of the finest British-based exponents of global music', She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and Sephardic music and songs from the Balkans and Turkey.

Their latest album, First Dance on Second Avenue, was nominated in the 2018 Songlines World Music Awards and received 5 stars in the Evening Standard and fROOTS.

Their show is an intoxicating and inspiring blend of vocals, clarinet, flute, bagpipes, guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion. Their members hail from Turkey, the Balkans and the UK and their repertoire is rooted in tradition. From Jewish weddings, Romanian mountains, Serbian villages, Bulgarian festivals and Turkish saunas, each song has a story to tell about love, life, sadness and joy. There is a saying in the Balkans that this music makes you cry and dance at the same time.

WHY? The band are regular visitors to BBC Radio 3 and recently composed and performed a klezmer concerto as a prelude to Mahler’s 1st Symphony with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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£14 (£12 Supporters)

@shekoyokh
@nordenfarm

She'Koyokh's Website

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The Pendulum Quintet

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Featuring sparklingly creative musicians from the stable of The Pendulum Jazz Orchestra, who are rapidly rising to become the UK's young jazz statesmen. You will know them!

WHY? With Simon Allen (saxes), Paul Jordanous (trumpet), Alex Hutton (piano), Andy Cleyndert (bass) and Clark Tracey (drums).

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£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash - Wishbone Gold

Martin Turner and his band return to the Courtyard Theatre to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the formation of the original Wishbone Ash. The band will perform another classic album in its entirety – 1971's Pilgrimage.

Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton, in 1969.

Five decades later, the music of the classic line-ups of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work that continues to be enjoyed by fans old and new.

Martin Turner continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic and drummer Tim Brown.

The Spring 2020 Wishbone Gold tour will see Martin and his band performing 1971’s iconic Pilgrimage album – as well as other favourites from the classic era of Wishbone Ash, including Argus highlights.

WHY? The Wishbone Gold tour will mark the very first time Pilgrimage has been performed in its entirety on stage and this tour is an event that no Wishbone Ash aficionado will want to miss

Courtyard Theatre
£19

@MartinTurnerMusic
@nordenfarm

Martin Turner's Website

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Rock and Roll Cabaret

It's 1959 and a stormy night forces a group of friends to run for shelter at their local diner.

They only have the wireless and their guitars for entertainment. The friends reminisce on their favourite songs from the 1950s. Featuring the music of Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Bill Haley and many more, this is definitely a night to remember!

WHY? A journey back in time to celebrate the music of Rock and Roll!

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£10

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London Astrobeat Orchestra

A West African re-enactment of The Beatles’ last ever recorded studio album Abbey Road.

The London Astrobeat Orchestra are a funky, rhythmic, anthemic, percussive, and earth-shatteringly tight live band. They perform the treasured Beatles classics over a backbeat of Afro-Mandingue grooves embellished with intricate Malian Kora.

WHY? This is AfroBeatleMania!!!

Courtyard Theatre
£15 (£13 Supporters)

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The Clark Tracey Quintet

Presented by Jazz at the Farm.

Internationally renowned multi-award winning Clark Tracey has led his own ensembles for more than 30 years. These have included Guy Barker, Zoe Rahman and Alec Dankworth along with many other now familiar names.

Clark's latest group is Sean Payne (sax), James Copus (trumpet), Elliott Sanson (piano) and James Owston (bass). They are joined by Clark on drums.

WHY? The quintet has been tipped as Clark’s best line up for several years

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£15 (£13 conc) (£5 under 16s)

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London Zulu

An Afrobeat global funk mashup fronted by Soweto born, London raised vocalist Ingrid Webster.

Featuring members of the London collective Transglobal Underground.
The band was formed in tribute to Doreen Thobekile Webster, Ingrid’s mother. After being exiled from South Africa in the apartheid era, she became a major figure in the London African scene. She appeared in the musical Ipi Tombi, singing with Shikisha, Transglobal Underground, the KLF and many others. She was also a regular participant at Club Mwalimu.
Transglobal Underground produced her solo album London Zulu which was one of the first UK based Afro-electronic releases. After Doreen sadly passed away, her band reformed with Ingrid to play a number of tributes to her memory. The reaction to Doreen’s inspirational music and Ingrid’s charismatic onstage vibe was so strong that they’ve continued ever since. Ingrid and the band are still in regular demand around the city they’re named after.

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£15 (£13 conc)

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