“Thank you so much for a fabulous afternoon! So many very happy faces in the hall!
Rebecca Smith – Cheriton Fitzpaine ‘Jazz in the Afternoon’
Rebecca Smith – Cheriton Fitzpaine ‘Jazz in the Afternoon’
Owing to other music projects and professional commitments we turn down more gigs than we play, so please, if you are planning a function, festival or fun-day, let us know as soon as possible!
7th February - Dartmoor Whisky Distillery - it's the first bottling launch party so we're honoured to be asked. Good news...we get a taste! Bad news...no tickets, as it's by invitation only.
19th April - 'Best of the West' Jazz Weekend - 3.00pm, St. Audries Bay Holiday Club, West Quantoxhead, Somerset. Delighted to be invited to take part in this event organised by jazz legend John Shillito.
16th May - Dart Music Festival - The Guildhall, Victoria Road, Dartmouth TQ6 9RY 12.30 -1.30pm. Free entry. At last we get to play this festival which has always previously clashed with other bookings. Very pleased to get there finally!
13th June - Barnstaple Diversity Festival - 11.00am - 12.00 noon, we'll be kicking off the music part of the festival on the main stage.
20th June - Tuckers Jazz Club - Tucker Arms, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7EG Great pub...great club! Always a delight to get asked back and standing-room only on our previous visits so get booked early!
25th & 26th July - Anran Fest - Delighted to be asked to play 2 days on the inaugural occasion of what promises to be a unique and very special festival. Watch out for details. ANRAN @ Tidwell Farm, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7LY
31st August - Lustleigh Show - we don't play many of these kinds of events any more but couldn't resist the invitation to a summer's afternoon at this highly popular show in a magical setting on the moor. 1.00pm.
4th September - Bude Jazz Festival - asked back to play 2 sessions this year but we just couldn't get the dates to work, so it's a big Friday night out instead. Details to follow.
17th October - TCAT (Tiverton Community Arts Theatre) back again at this smashing theatre. Tickets: https://tivertontheatre.com/ and The Busy Bee, 25 Fore Street, Tiverton, EX16 6LZ, 07443 502523.
12th December - Cossington Hall Jazz Evening, Trivetts Way, Cossington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8JN Return visit to this venue which has been promoting all kinds of jazz for so many years.
“…the feedback from your evening at Cossington in June was extremely positive…” Cossington Jazz
16th February - Tuckers Jazz Club - Tucker Arms, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7EG Great pub...great club! Standing-room only last year so get booked early!
9th March - TCAT (Tiverton Community Arts Theatre) Very happy to return to this smashing theatre and hopefully this year without the snow and ice that nearly defeated us last time! Tickets: https://tivertontheatre.com/ and The Busy Bee, 25 Fore Street, Tiverton, EX16 6LZ, 07443 502523.
26th May - Jazz Jurrassica 3.00pm Back on the Marine Parade for another year at this brilliant 4 day festival. Ice cream, beer, burgers, chips, jazz and the seaside...so that's Dave sorted out!
1st June - Private event.
8th June - Cossington Hall Jazz Evening, Trivetts Way, Cossington, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8JN Our first time at this fantastic venue which has been promoting all kinds of jazz for so many years.
23rd June - Cheriton Fitzpaine 'Jazz in the Afternoon' 3.30pm, Cheriton Fitzpaine Parish Hall, EX17 4BB. Tickets: 01363 866279.
29th June - Upton Jazz Festival - really pleased to be invited back to one of the UK's top traditional jazz festivals! The Kings Head, High Street, Upton upon Severn, WR8 0HF 7.00pm.
6th July - Dalwood Music Day - all day event and we will be playing at 8.00pm, Village Hall, Dalwood nr. Axminster EX13 7EG Dalwood is the home of the renowned 'Tuckers' Jazz Club which hosts some great acts on a monthly basis. https://www.dalwoodvillage.co.uk/tuckers-jazz-club.php
27th July - Exeter Fringe Festival - Barnfield Theatre - 9.00pm The first Exeter Fringe Festival which has arisen from the demise of The Bike Shed... and let's hope it becomes just as much of an Exeter institution! Barnfield Road, Exeter EX1 1SN https://exefringe.co.uk/
10th August - Ocean City Blues & Jazz Festival - Plymouth 2.30pm details to follow.
24 August - Exeter Street Arts Festival - Details to follow. Always a pleasure to play this wonderfully vibrant event. The whole city full of performance and music. Don't just come to see us, make a day of it!
25th August - The Quay, Exeter - 12.30 - 3.30 One of our regular and favourite gigs of the year. An afternoon of jazz, with plenty of hooch and great food available...and the sun always shines!
30th August - Bude Jazz Festival - privileged to play the final night of this wonderful festival. - 8.30pm, Carriers Inn, The Strand, Bude. Cornwall EX23 8QU
3rd September - Exeter University - international conference.
6th September - Really pleased to be doing this special fundraiser. All proceeds to Axminster & Lyme Cancer Support (Registered Charity:1182035) Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme, DT7 3UY 8pm (Doors: 7.30pm) Tickets: £25 + b/f Includes 3-course Indian feast by Khushi Kitchen. Tickets from: https://thelittleboxoffice.com/jazzjurassica or Box Office: 01297 442138
13th September - Speakeasy Jazz at Clarence House - High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PY. So pleased to get invited to this well established club that hosts some of the best bands around. A real delight!
28th September - 'Devon Strings' shop opening - Really pleased that our friends at Devon Strings have asked us to play at the official opening of their new shop at 3 Guinea St., Exeter, EX1 1BS. Come and just say hello or check out the best 'violin family' makers and repairers in the south west! 4.00 - 6.00pm.
5th October - Sidholme Music Room - POSTPONED - WILL BE REARRANGED FOR SPRING 2020 Sidholme Hotel, Elysian Fields Vicarage Rd, Sidmouth EX10 8UJ It will be a privilege to play at this unique and spectacular venue and hopefully we will raise significant funds to help towards the restoration of this splendid building. Tickets £10 from Paragon Bookshop, Sidmouth or message the band direct.
18th October - Topsham Brewery Taproom - The Warehouse, Haven Rd, Exeter EX2 8GR. 8.00pm Smashing cosy venue in a great location.
26th October - Private Function
23rd November - Dartmoor Whisky Distillery - 8.00 p.m. The Old Town Hall,
Town Hall Place, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9EG. Gypsy jazz in a whisky distillery...how much better could it get? Tickets from: firstname.lastname@example.org 07342 055000, or in-store (cash only) Wildmoor Fine Food & Drink, 43 Fore St, Bovey Tracey. Limited tickets so book early!
6th December - Bridport Arts Centre - A pleasure to be at this vibrant venue with such a wonderful building, and home to a huge spread of artistic activities. Full details to follow. South Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3NR Tickets: https://www.bridport-arts.com/…/jazz-cafe-in-the-theatre-l…/ 8.00pm start, tickets £12.
7th December - Magdalen Road Christmas Fair - Exeter. 3.15-4.00pm Always a brilliant festive afternoon.
“Super evening's music...judging by the crowds.” Bude Jazz Festival
12th January - Private Function - Washfield W.I. (Tiverton) Adding some swing to the 70th Anniversary Celebrations!
22nd January - The Bike Shed - Monthly gypsy jazz jam. Play or listen.
163 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT.
3rd February - The Plough Arts Centre - 9-11 Fore St, Great Torrington, EX38 8HQ Tel: 01805 624624 Really looking forward to finally playing this great community arts centre. http://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/
11th February - The Royal Albert Hall - invited back for the 3rd year running at the very smart RAH Verdi Italian Kitchen for the 'Valentine's Day' lunch festivities.
14th February - SpeakeasyTorquay - This jazz venue has gone from strength to strength, featuring top names from the UK scene. Really looking forward to it. Toorak Hotel, Chestnut Avenue Torquay TQ2 5JS.
24th February - Tuckers Jazz Club - Tucker Arms, Dalwood, Axminster EX13 7EG Great pub...great club!
26th February - The Bike Shed - Monthly gypsy jazz jam. Play or listen.
163 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT.
17th March - TCAT (Tiverton Community Arts Theatre) Back again at this wonderful modern theatre. OK, it's St.Patrick's Day but there is a strong tradition that St. Patrick was a gypsy lute player.
26th March - The Bike Shed - Monthly gypsy jazz jam. Play or listen.
163 Fore St, Exeter EX4 3AT. N.B. THE BIKE SHED IS CLOSING AND THE REGULAR MONDAY SESSION WILL MOVE TO THE PICTURE HOUSE: 51 Bartholomew Street West, Exeter, EX4 3AJ
23rd April - The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West
Exeter EX4 3AJ
27th April - South Molton Jazz Club - 8.30 start at this highly successful club. The Coaching Inn. Queen Street, South Molton EX36 3BJ (N.B Not at the usual venue The George Hotel)
26th May - Jazz Jurassica ( formerly Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival - We're back for the second year, this time playing at 'The Jazz BBQ' 1-3pm. Mariners Hotel. We had such a great time last year on the Marine Parade and only a short set, but this year we will have time to get warmed up! It's a brilliant vibe through the whole town. Not to be missed. SOLD OUT - cancellations list running: //www.wegottickets.com/event/431418
26th May - Jazz Jurassica - 8.00pm at SWiM, a fantastic new restaurant/bar with the best views on the coast! On the Marine Parade (near The Cobb)
28th May - The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West Exeter EX4 3AJ
2nd June - Oakford Village Festival - SOLD OUT!
9th June - Contemporary Craft Festival - Mill Marsh Park, Bovey Tracey. Pleased to be back for the second year at this huge and very, very smart celebration of all things handcrafted, ceramics, prints, textiles, jewellery etc etc. We're on from 2.00 - 4.00 http://www.craftsatboveytracey.co.uk/
9th June - The Dartmoor Whisky Distillery - 8.00p.m. The Old Town Hall,
Town Hall Place, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9EG. Gypsy jazz in a whisky distillery?..... What could possibly go wrong? Tickets from: email@example.com 07342 055000, or in-store (cash only) Wildmoor Fine Food & Drink, 43 Fore St, Bovey Tracey. Limited tickets so book early!
10th June - Kenniford Farm Open Day Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1AQ Third year at this great family day out...with very special guest vocalist Vicki Parkes!
23rd June - Private function - Helping to celebrate a significant anniversary!
25th June - The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West Exeter EX4 3AJ
22nd July - 'Jazz on the Quay' - 12.30 -3.30 The Transit Shed (opposite The Prospect) Exeter Quay. We're playing this afternoon as part of the summer series of concerts supported by Exeter Council. Music every Sunday afternoon through July and August. Great setting by the water.
23rd July - The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West Exeter EX4 3AJ
22nd August - Swansea Jazzland - booked for Wales' premier jazz venue! St.James Club, Swansea, SA1 6DR
25th August - Exeter Street Arts Festival - This is a brilliant event with the whole of Exeter full of entertainments for the whole day. Everything from jazz to juggling. If you haven't been before, make sure you get there! We're on the mainstage at 11.00am.
27th August - The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West Exeter EX4 3AJ
8th September - 'LETS' - Southernhay United Reform Church. 7.00pm in the church hall, Southernhay, Exeter, playing for this great local trading group. http://exeterlets.org.uk/
21st September - Appledore Book Festival - very pleased to be asked to play the opening night for this prestigious literary event.
24th September - CANCELLED - WATCH THIS SPACE FOR FURTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING JAM SESSIONS The Picture House - Monthly gypsy jazz jam...play or listen. 51 Bartholomew Street West Exeter EX4 3AJ
We're taking a few weeks off to work on new songs!
17th November - Teignmouth Jazz & Blues Festival - 2.15-4.15pm at Teignmouth Social Club
17th November - Beajolais Nouveau @ Bratton Clovelly - should be a very lively evening of both gypsy jazz and Bretton dance. Details to follow.
1st December - The Dartmoor Whisky Distillery - We had such a great time here in the summer we decided to do a Christmas Special in this unique venue, and this time with our good friend and fantastic vocalist Vicki Parks ( ex West End shows and locally The Liberty Sisters.) Details ref tickets in the next couple of days.