Samia Malik – Azaadi: Freedom – The Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms, Samia Malik’s ‘uncompromising’ yet ‘hauntingly beautiful’ work explores contemporary issues around identity, gender and race. Born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Samia has lived in the UK since she was a child. Her dynamic and evolving working practice encompasses music, visual art and education.   Samia’s new … Read More

Luca Ciarla Quartet – The Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path; a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds. He has successfully performed in jazz, classical and world music festivals and concert series in more than fifty countries around the world; from Montreal Jazz Festival to … Read More

John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Guitar maestro John Etheridge revisits the Electric Palace with vocalist Vimala Rowe. John Etheridge, who for many years played with the great Stephane Grappelli, is one of a handful of players who can genuinely claim to have shaped the character of modern jazz guitar and has been described by fellow fretman Pat Metheny as “one of the best guitarists in … Read More

Bohem Ragtime Orchestra

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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The eight members of the Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band own twenty instruments and they even play all of them! Not to mention other specialties of their unique features like other instrument-like tools for making musical noise with, a cappella singing or occasional dancing.   The band plays almost as many styles as instruments. Their concerts bring you back to the … Read More

Elvis By Request

Patricia CrawfordLive on Stage

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With performances of classic Elvis tracks from the 50s through to the 70s. Tickets £10

David Newton Big Screen Trio: Music from the Movies

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Music From The Movies David Newton has been named Best Jazz Pianist in the British Jazz Awards no less than 13 times and is the accompanist of choice for singers Claire Martin and Stacey Kent, among many others. He brings his Big Screen Trio (Tom Farmer, bass, and Matt Skelton, drums) for a night of music from the movies including … Read More

Oxley-Meier Guitar Project Quartet

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Another Night Of Great Guitars A return for stunning guitarists Pete Oxley and Nicolas Meier, this time in the company of bassist Raph Mizraki and drummer Paul Cavacuiti, as part of their UK tour promoting new double CD The Colours Of Time, their most ambitious to date. Oxley and Meier weave musical magic with up to 10 different guitars drawing … Read More

Doc Houlind Revival All Stars

Michael OffordLive on Stage

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Denmark’s trumpet and drums maestro Doc Houlind brings his New Orleans revivalists back to the Electric Palace for a date on their farewell tour. The spirit of Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet is celebrated by this acclaimed swinging ensemble who promise a lively and dynamic journey through the great Crescent City tradition. Trumpet – Ragnar Tretow Trombone – … Read More

The Mellstock Band Christmas Concert

Andy SchoolerLive on Stage

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THE MELLSTOCK BAND present “THE CHRISTMAS HEARTH”. A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF SINGING, INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD TO CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON, FEATURING AUTHENTIC INSTRUMENTS SUCH AS CONCERTINA, VIOLIN, OBOE AND SERPENT AND COSTUMES REPRESENTING THE RURAL SUNDAY BEST OF THE ERA OF THOMAS HARDY. “Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the Mellstocks” (Susan Segal, Riverhouse Arts) Tickets £12