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 14th Jan – Sax in the City
Local musicians John Mills and Louise Harris got together and launched Sax in the City last summer. The sax duo play an eclectic mix of cool jazz, ballads and Latin tunes to professional backing tracks.
With Louise’s vocals and John doubling on flute, the duo is building a reputation for quality that suits many musical tastes.
Video coming soon!
Tuesday 21st Jan – 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!
Tuesday 28th Jan – Charlie Rose
Charlie Rose plays piano and sings soulful bluesy songs from the 60s and 70s (amongst other decades) with his own unique groove and style.
Graham Nicholls is perhaps the finest and most versatile guitarist playing in the Southwest today.
Together they weave and improvise on classic tunes with a confidence and elan that comes of many years of playing music together, their mutual understanding
honed by extensive experience of playing both in bands and as a duo. Expect to hear some Ray Charles, maybe some Georgie Fame, very probably some BB King, perhaps just a dash of Motown, a touch of Eric Clapton, and many many more while you chill, chat and relax.
Info coming soon!
Tuesday 4th Feb – 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.
Tuesday 11th Feb – JOHN PRESCOTT VOCALIST
Swing sensation John P is fast gaining a reputation as one of the most exciting versatile jazz singers to emerge in the south west in recent years. His smooth vocals encompass a wide repertoire from the great American songbook, with influences from artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and, more recently, Michael Bublé and Robbie Williams. He can also perform classic favourites from 60s, 70s & 80s and Musical Theatre songs and sings as part of ‘The All Seasons’ – A tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.
Tuesday 18th Feb – Steve & George
Steve and George will take you through a magical mystery tour of Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Soul and Country Rock on guitar. Their arrangements of well-known covers and entertainingly obscure melodies are delivered with rich harmony-vocals.
Tuesday 25th February – The Fab Twins
The Fab Twins acoustic duo Stace and Jon deliver the full range of the Beatles incredible back catalogue, from Please Please Me to Abbey Road, in their own close vocal harmony style.
A recent gig review said “These guys’ love of the music of the Fab Four comes through in every note of their foot-tapping hip-swaying sashay through Beatlemania”. Promises to be a fab night!
Tuesday 3rd March – Rob Kelly
Local singer and guitarist Rob Kelly, performing an eclectic mix of acoustic covers from a variety of artists
Tuesday 10rd March – Station 2 Station Duo
‘Station 2 Station’ are a guitar/vocal duo covering acoustic versions of artist from the 60’s to the present
day such as The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The kinks, The Who, Van Morrison, Simon & Garfunkel, The
Eagles, Bob Marley, Bryan Adams, REM, Tracy Chapman, David Bowie, Stereophonics, Ed Sheeran, Kings of
Leon, The Killers, Snow Patrol…and many, many more.
Tuesday 17 March – Joanna Swan
Singer Jo Swan and guitarist Nick Pullin surprise and enchant with their unique twist on classic songs.
Their re-arrangement’s of hits past and present incorporate infectious rhythms, like Rumba and Reggae, Salsa and Swing.
Performing a diverse collection of their favourite songs they go from Cole Porter to T-Rex, Irving Berlin to Kylie Minogue, Billie Holiday to The Beatles.
With Jo’s gorgeous voice and Nicks groovy and eclectic style they make for a very original duo!
Tuesday 24 March – Steve Treble
Steve plays an eclectic mix of Boogie, Blues and country throwing in the oddrock classic reworked for acoustic guitar! Never too serious and always accomplished! A great fun night!
Tuesday 31st March – Pianoman Mark
Mark Feven performs solo rock piano / vocal gigs in the Bristol, Somerset and South Devon area.
Heavily influenced by the likes of Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Hornsby and Joe Jackson, Mark performs his own rock piano arrangements of classic pop and rock songs from the last 50 years. This includes his own interpretations of songs by bands such as The Clash, The Jam, ELO, The Kaiser Chiefs, The Boomtown Rats and Razorlight as well as classics by his favourite singer / songwriters of our generation.
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…..