Tag: jazz

Gig Review: Kai Hoffman at the 144 Club, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Jazz / Music
Kai Hoffman

I love jazz. A hep cat singing scat, a low-slung trumpet slurring over a double bass beat. It unhinges structure. It loosens up the hips and the mind. And it’s pretty hard to find in Medway at the moment outside of a Sunday afternoon in The Eagle. Which was why I was intrigued to be…

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Review: Justin And The Argonauts – ‘Solace’, by Anna Morell

Justin and the Argonauts

A year ago, Justin and the Argonauts released their debut album, ‘Orpheus’. It was a bolt from the grey, a half-cut kraken of an album, flailing wildly as it rose out of the Medway Delta. Their second album, ‘Solace’, shows no signs that the classical gypsy folk beast the band has unleashed has calmed down….

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Gig review: Michele Stodart, Raevennan Husbandes and Arcelia at the Folkestone Quarterhouse by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Music
Michele Stodart

A quiet revolution is underway in Kent. Long recognised as a cradle of folk, and in the North West corner, home to the garage noise of the Medway Delta bands, a number of small, reputable venues are attempting to bring internationally acclaimed acoustic and contemporary musicians to the county. Spearheading the movement is Revelation St…

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Gig review: S’Wonderful: Gershwin & Friends at Revelation St Mary’s, Ashford, 25 May 2016, by Anna Morell (5 stars)

Alice Zawadzki

When you have children, you lose a piece of yourself. Subsumed by the drip drip of little needs, adult interests can easily fall away. And so I have found myself inhabiting churches. A half-remembered way of finding my way back to myself. Not for god – I’m still resolutely unsure – but for music. Proper…

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Preview: Robert Castelli ‘Boom’ Quartet, by Ian Fleckney

Robert Castelli Boom Quartet WOW Kent

Following the Dave Barry Quintet gig in June, The Anchorians Rugby Club in Gillingham will now play host to the Robert Castelli ‘Boom’ Quartet this Friday 17 July. WOW Contributor Ian Fleckney previews. This performance is a special coup for the club as this band is in great demand for festivals all over the UK and Europe,…

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