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Music at Marigolds, September 2017 Events

Date published: 30/08/2017

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15th September; The Barefoot Doctors: www.chrisnewmanmusic.co.uk
 
The Barefoot Doctors are fronted by Bluesy songstress Stella Hensley and Blues, Slide, Ragtime guitarist Chris Newman, and backed by the unstoppable grooves of bassist Fabian Bonner and the shamanic drumming of drummer Ian Croft.

Chris Newman has an extensive CV having worked with The Climax Blues Band and then forming The Mississippi Houndogs with Climax front man Colin Cooper. This band also featured Pick Withers (Dire Straits), Roger Innis (Chaka Khan) and Terry Butters (Sutherland Bros).

Chart success came in the early nineties with The Soul Survivors. Their recording of ' Woolly Bully' featured the infamous Vinnie Jones leading onto various TV shows and appearances. Later in the nineties Chris toured with Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep) on a Mapex Drum Clinic tour. The recording of An Acoustic Tribute to Rory Gallagher went on to see him performing the length and breadth of  Ireland, including the International Tribute Festival in Ballyshannon.

Stella Hensley has a smoky, sultry, velvet but powerful voice and has often been compared to Stevie Nicks and Alison Moyet. She has been co-writing songs for many years. Her words are heartfelt, personal and able to move even the coldest of hearts.
 
The Barefoot Doctors know and understand how to bring a smile back to a forlorn face and a bounce back to tired feet
 
29th September; Rebop Tribute to Horace Silver: www.chrisingham.co.uk/rebop
 
Rebop is Paul Higgs trumpet, Colin Watling tenor saxophone, Chris Ingham piano, Marianne Bidwell  bass and George Double drums.
 
Returning to Marigolds after some fantastic gigs over the years, the superb Rebop play innovative and exhilarating modern jazz pioneered by jazz greats such as Bird, Dizzy, Miles, Fats, Tadd, Bud, Monk, Bill, Red, Philly Joe, Paul C, Jimmy C, Wynton, Cannonball, Trane and many others.
 
Rebop looks to play classic jazz of the '40s and '50s and they do it very, very well. However, tonight’s gig will be a tribute to Horace Silver.
 
Horace Silver was an American jazz pianist, composer and band leader, born September 2, 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA and died June 18, 2014. He was among the most influential jazz musicians of his lifetime and was a pioneer of hard bop. He worked as a sideman and leader of his own bands especially pioneering the quintet instrumentation of tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums.
 
He was a prolific recording artist and composer. As a composer, he led a return to an emphasis on melody and his legacy as a composer may be greater than as a pianist, because his works, many of which are jazz standards, continue to be performed and recorded worldwide today.
 
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