Interviewed by Ben Salfield
Rackhouse Pilfer are a fiery and exciting 6-piece band, and have been getting rave reviews with their roots blend of Irish Americana. They have been selling out shows and wowing festival crowds all over the UK, Ireland, the EU, and Nashville USA – where they recorded their album ‘Love and Havoc’. Don’t miss out on this incredible live act!
“Love and Havoc is an excellent, almost flawless album with a set of fantastic songs, great singing and outstanding musicianship” – Maverick
Tickets £11 £10 (concessions)
A great welcome back to Portico Quartet, who wowed everyone with their sell out show last year. With their second album just released,we look forward to another sensational evening
“A phenomenon in the making”….The Independent
Tickets £9, £8 Children £4
Larry Stabbins is a British jazz saxophonist, flutist and composer. Larry Stabbins learned clarinet at school from the age of eight, when his musical idol was Acker Bilk. He started playing saxophone at the age of eleven. He was soon playing in local dance bands, doing his first paid gig aged twelve, and later also playing in soul bands such as Bristol group The Strange Fruits, particularly the music of Junior Walker and James Brown.
He started working with pianist Keith Tippett when he was sixteen and later contributed to various Tippett projects such as Centipede, Ark, Tapestry and the Keith Tippett Septet.
Stonephace is a new jazz combo featuring Larry Stabbins and Adrian Utley from Portishead.
“a consummate saxophonist who has been at the cutting edge of jazz for much of his career” – Ian Carr, Rough Guide to Jazz
“One of the most innovative saxophonists in Britain” – Anthony Wood, The Wire
Daughter and Father duo Kim and Andrew Lowings have been writing and collaborating together since 2011. The pair have become well established on the British folk circuit and together form half of the band Kim Lowings and The Greenwood. As a duo they are able to showcase their songwriting skills and the intricacies of their acoustic sound with a warm and captivating stage presence. The sound draws together mountain dulcimer, guitar, bouzouki and piano to resonate with Kim’s lyric writing and arrangements of traditional folk song.
Tickets £9 – Under 12s £4.50Book Online
1000 Years of Music
An inspirational evening of medieval lute music, Spanish guitar classics, Delta blues & hints of Chet Atkins and Django Reinhardt through to the Beatles, all played by the world-class guitarist.
“Stunning!” – MOJO
“…total mastery of just about every guitar technique imaginable” – Guitar Techniques
“…probably the best and most original young guitar player and composer in Great Britain.” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine (USA)
Guitar phenomenon Clive Carroll’s masterful compositions, coupled with his versatility and unparalleled technical virtuosity, have rendered him one of today’s most admired and respected guitarists.
Essex born guitarist Clive Carroll made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes. Clive went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London, all the while balancing his classical work with forays into the world of the steel string guitar. A chance meeting with the late John Renbourn changed the course of Clive’s musical career and the two toured the U.K. and North America together, with Renbourn encouraging Clive to release his first solo album in 2000.
Since then Clive has gone from strength to strength, touring solo around the world and alongside lauded guitarist Tommy Emmanuel. Clive has also composed music for major films and has been awarded an array of awards and accolades, such as inclusion in Total Guitar Magazine’s “Top 10 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time”. Clive newest CD, “The Furthest Tree”, was released in May 2016 and is already being hailed as some of his finest work to date. See www.clivecarroll.com
“Clive Carroll has a vast musical palette and a sweeping creative vision…Equally at home playing fingerstyle or wielding a flatpick, Carroll creates music that defies categorization…It’s not easy to artfully mix altered tunings, renaissance and classical harmony, Delta blues, odd-meter riffage, body percussion and even jazz manouche, but Carroll makes it sound natural and effortless” – Guitar Player
Wurlitza are a critically acclaimed five piece band from South East Cornwall who add live soundtracks to silent films in a way that is completely unique.
Their wide ranging repertoire includes original, pop, contemporary, classical, jazz and klezmer music.
Expect the unexpected!
Wurlitza add a modern twist to silent film accompaniment by adding music that will be familiar, but arranged in a way that is novel and fresh.
The soundtrack to A Cottage in Dartmoor includes classical pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Villa Lobos, alongside jazz and pop songs from Serge Gainsbourgh, Blondie, Buddy Holly and Coldplay.
A Cottage on Dartmoor is a thriller of love, jealousy and hairdressing.
Made in 1929 by the young Anthony Asquith, this film explores the latest craze to have been hitting the cinemas; the talkies.
One of the last silent films to be made, this is early British cinema at its best.
Tickets £10 (concessions £8) from 01326 341353 or online from www.tolmencentre.co.ukBook Online