Live Performances

Here's a list of our forthcoming Live events, we hope to see you there!

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Blaize Community Arts
Standing in Line

Standing in Line is the story of the Great War, but specifically about Albert Scrimshaw, Lester Simpson’s great uncle, who died at Passchendaele. Originally commissioned by ‘Peace Concerts Passchendaele’ it was premiered in Passchendaele Church, Belgium. The performance is centred around Lester’s songs plus songs from the time, poems of Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rudyard Kipling, all accompanied by a series of projected images. Age 12+

Age Range: age 12+

www.blaize.uk.net

Bowjangles
The Legend of Excalibow

Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles presents its most magical show so far- a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all- a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. You can expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine. Show is suitable for all ages. May contain traces of Abba.

Age Range: All ages

www.bowjangles.org

Orchestra of the Swan
Orchestra of the Swan Rural Concert Series

One of four ‘Rural Touring’ concerts in 2018-19, promoted in partnership with The Courtyard, Hereford. In '8 Seasons, 2 Hemispheres,' Baroque meets sizzling tango in a a concert of music from the old and new worlds, spanning two hundred years from Vivaldi to Piazzolla.

Age Range: Adults and older children

Resonance, Agence de Spectacles Inc.
Bon Debarras: En Panne de Silence

Bon Débarras burst onto the stage with heartfelt warmth, jigs, dances and some blazing body percussions. Their mad tempo music gives way to a tender love song, a quiet folk tune or a foray into Innuit traditions, touching upon some of Québec’s deepest roots. This musically versatile trio play a panoply of instruments – guitar, banjo, fiddle, viola, harmonica, Jew’s harp, ukulele, rhythmically supported by the cajon and podorythms. Bon Débarras’ music is joyful stuff, with a compelling energy calling for foot stomping and dancing!

Age Range: Adult

www.agenceresonances.com; www.bondebarras.ca

Rob Heron
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are the ones to watch on the UK's growing Americana scene. The six piece band play an eclectic mix of Western Swing, Gypsy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Ragtime, Cajun and Country Roots, with themes of debauchery, disasters, drink and debt mixed together with a 21st century twist. Their infectious sound will have you singing and whistling along and feet of all ages will be tapping within seconds!

Age Range: All ages

https://teapadorchestra.co.uk

ShooShooBaby
ShooShooBaby’s Christmas Cabaret

Join internationally acclaimed and “effortlessly funny” (Musical Stages) ShooShooBaby and their pianist, Jenny, for a shamelessly sparkly Christmas cabaret. Expect to hear some watertight harmonising of much-loved songs from composers as diverse as Verdi, The Proclaimers, Mel Torme, Cole Porter & Queen, alongside some of ShooShooBaby’s acclaimed, original “witty, razor-sharp songwriting” (The Stage). “What sets them apart is their musical wit and superb harmony. A sheer delight” Scotsman

Age Range: 9+

www.shooshoobaby.co.uk

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert
Beneath This Place debut album tour

Will Finn and Rosie Calvert are a dynamic up-and-coming duo from the heart of Newcastle. Playing traditional music with a contemporary flare, their shows are a veritable smorgasbord of folk fusion, utilising piano, steel pan, ukulele, and close knit harmony singing to tremendous effect. Expect superb musicianship and warm and witty banter - an exceptional night out!

Age Range: All ages

www.willfinnandrosiecalvert.com