Music @ The Cellar
TUESDAY NIGHTS – 7.30pm till 10pm
Every Tuesday we have live music at The Cellar – the very best singers and
musicians from the South West. Jazz and Blues to Country and the standards.
All musical tastes are fully satisfied.
Tuesday 19th March – Capitol Swing
Introducing exciting young swing sensation John P with jazz maestro Steve Doig on piano.
Classic swing featuring many of the great numbers made famous by Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and of course Michael Buble.
Tuesday 26th March – Mollie Vic
Mollie is a versatile female vocalist and musician who sings anything from swing classics to modern pop or musical theatre. Her emotive and powerful voice enables her to captivate audiences of many musical tastes.
Video coming soon!
Tuesday 2nd April – Mike Bess
With his gravelly voice and guitar playing style, Mike brings a bluesy tone to many popular tunes & original compositions. Making use of loops and using his foot drum, Mike creates a full, varied sound without the use of backing tracks. Admiring reviews, foot tapping & shaking it all loose, is a regular show occurrence!
In another life when I toured around the US I was always amazed at the talent that performed in local bars and restaurants, sometimes to only a handful of people. Some of them, the performers that is, went on to become famous, think of Otis Redding and Little Richard from Macon Georgia Jamesetta Hawkins (Etta James) born to a 14 year old black prostitute in Los Angeles before going to live with her grandmother in San Francisco, a really suspicious start that.
The list is endless, but they all had to start somewhere. Since we at The Cellar started our music nights on a Tuesday over 2 years ago, I am thrilled by some of the local artists who appear. No they don’t come on stage with smoke machines and a 10 piece orchestra, they carry their own equipment and PA, even our very own 8 stone Alice who sings soul with such emotion that it belies her age and is backed by her boyfriend Harrisen on guitar.
Louise and John who are Sax in the City sing and play with an intensity and feeling that I feel privileged to hear. These and others are local artists with so much talent that they deserve a much larger audience and maybe one evening a modern day Ahmet Ertegun or Herb Abramson who together founded Atlantic Records in 1947 will visit The Cellar. In the meantime enjoy them while you can…..