13th March 2016: Laurette Evelyn & Chris Watson / John Bilboa / Helen & Becky / Satya Dub Orchestra
Laurette Evelyn & Chris Watson
The band is an exciting fusion of jazz and blues music by British guitar virtuoso and composer Chris Watson.
The line up consists of bass and drums, an excellent world music percussionist, great woodwind player who boasts ability on flute, soprano and alto saxophone and an outstanding female vocalist.
The gig is part of a promotional tour for the band's highly acclaimed latest album "Bridge 27"
Recent reviews have cited that Chris Watson's writing on this album is clearly influenced by nature and what Chris sees around him.
Like all great jazz musicians these musical styles create differing moods and nuances throught the CD.
Chris adds many well-known crowd-pleasing tracks in his live performances, mixing his inovative compositions with up-beat classic jazz and blues tunes.
Satya Dub Orchestra
Having played acoustic guitar for fun for as long as he can remember, John was persuaded to perform at acoustic and open mic sessions back in 2010. Now based in Peterborough, he plays regularly at a number of local acoustic and open mic sessions.
He plays and sings an eclectic mix of covers with a wide range of music genres, mostly pop/rock, folk and occasional blues.
He cites his main influences as The Beatles, Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Ralph McTell, Supertramp, ... and many more - so expect an interesting and diverse set. Facebook
Satya Dub Orchestra are a dub reggae band from England with a love of bass-heavy reggae music from around the world. They use this love to create their own unique sound and put that into their original material with influences from soul, funk, jazz and afrobeat as well. Their debut EP 'Like Water' was released in February.
Helen & Becky
Becky and Helen have been neighbours for sixteen years but only played together for the first time at the Voodoo Lounge in early February.
Becky is an accomplished violinist, pianist and plays viola in the National Youth Orchestra. Helen loves a good sing-song. They enjoy playing a selection of their favourite songs.