Recent Reviews

Dick Pearce @ The Victory Club

Mon Apr 10, 01:20 PM

Trumpeter Dick Pearce has recently invested in a new toy – a valve trombone. He informed us, rather modestly, that he was ‘trying it out’ tonight!

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Forthcoming Events

Mon Sep 18, 08:00 PM Ray Lazelle / Jonathen Gee quartet @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

Tonight we have a classic format quartet with two old friends and two new. Ray Lazelle is a new name, he was born in the UK but now lives in France. Ray is a singer and a multi – instrumentalist with a wide net of styles and interests. But tonight he is firmly on sax (not sure which one!) heading this quartet with the amazing Jonathen Gee on piano.

Jonathan was brought up in a highly musical family, so it was quite natural for him to start piano at the tender age of six. A few years later in 1991, came an award for the “most promising newcomer” and the start of a global career.

On bass tonight, another new name, Neville Malcolm, apparently known in the trade as “Level Neville”. Neville was introduced to music via Gospel, playing organ, guitar and then he picked up the bass. Given his musical upbringing it’s not surprising that his playing is described as – “combining an earthy, soulful feel with effortless technical ability.”

We have one of our favourite drummers tonight, Troy Miller. Troy beside being a very talented drummer keeps busy being a renowned music director, producer and composer. Perhaps he plays drums to keep in touch with the music!

This is going to be good, make sure that you get your ticket in good time!

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Mon Oct 23, 08:00 PM Malija with Mark Lockhart @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

A trio tonight, but not just any old trio! It’s headed up by Mark Lockhart, remember him from Loose Tubes? Not only Loose Tubes, but also Perfect Houseplants and Polar Bear. So, what’s he doing with a trio? An invitation to perform at the New York Rochester Jazz Festival in 2014 led to this group – ‘Malija’ with bassist Jasper Hoiby and pianist Liam Noble.

Liam is a name that keeps popping up at the BBC, after Oxford and the Guildhall he broke upon the public in the mid 90s. He’s played with a lot of the jazz world, including Bobby Wellins, so his pedigree must be in order!

On bass we have a new name, Jasper Hoiby, Jasper is a Danish bassist who moved to London in 2001 to study at the Royal Academy, after which he slotted into the London scene. Jasper started on the electric bass graduating to the string bass when he started at the RA. He was part of the Phronesis, a Scandinavian trio that was, apparently fuelled by coffee (strong)!

This sounds like a heady blend, so bear in mind that the Studio is small, so book and don’t miss it!

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Fri Nov 3, 08:00 PM Alan Barnes and Dave Newton @ The Victory Club, Burlington House, Lypiatt Road, Cheltenham. GL50 2SY

Tonight we are delighted to welcome back two very old friends. Very, very old, so old in fact that they are celebrating working together for thirty years!

Alan and Dave have been working in everything from duos, makeshift big bands and numerous festivals up and down the country where they have been the kingpins of the events.

I don’t intend going into their histories or C.V’s as we all have revelled in their glorious blues/jazz based sound for years, so lets all come to the wonderful ballroom in the Victory Club and have a party!

Tickets (cash/chq only) £16, CJ Members/Concessions £14.
Available at the door.

Mon Nov 20, 08:00 PM Tommy Smith & Brian Kellock @ The Everyman Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

If you can cast your mind back to November 2014 you will recall this duo playing at the Studio, it was a magical evening.

For those that weren’t there, Tommy Smith plays sax and Brian Kellock piano are stalwarts of the thriving Scottish jazz scene. They are both used to playing in far larger bands than tonight, but here we are, in the tiny Everyman Studio, stripped down to a duo and totally acoustic. This is how the magic is created!

Book now or miss it!

Tickets are £16.00 from the box office: 01242 572573 or on line: www.everymantheatre.org.uk