Midday – Alison Owen with Gospel choir
Alison has the most powerful voice and is kicking off our Sunday in style. As a seasoned performer in bands all over the North West, we know we are going to get perfect song choices, big uptempo numbers that send us soaring to new heights. Alison is also a teacher and for this gig she is joined by The Music Place Choir for some Sunday Gospel songs.
There is a meal available with this show.
4pm Huw Jacob
The fantastic Huw Jacob is back with his wonderful original material, influenced by his childhood home of South Wales, and his ancestral and spiritual home of Liverpool.
Huw is ably supported by fantastic musicians who really understand the importance of playing for the song, yet have the capability to stretch out on their instruments when the music allows them to. You can hear the influences of The Beatles, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren and Stevie Wonder as thee beautiful songs expand. Catchy tunes, brilliantly written.
This time with a bigger band, the outfit provides a beautiful backdrop to Huw’s vocals and guitar, and there is plenty of space in the music for the other instruments to explore the harmonic content of the songs. This will be a really enjoyable afternoon of live music.
7pm Sara Dowling
This is one vocal Jazz gig you do not want to miss, as we entice Sara Dowling up from London where she has been captivating audiences. Surely one of the most gifted Jazz singers in the UK, Sara brings a deep knowledge and musical history to her mesmerising interpretations.
Gifted with immensely emotional vocals, her influences are wide and far-reaching. Born from an Irish father and Arabic mother, she was surrounded by the turning records of her father’s jazz collection and the chant like voice of Lebanese singer Fairuz and Umm Kalthoum blaring out of her mother’s radio.
Now one of the U.K’s leading jazz vocalist, she is a regular performer at London’s prestigious Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and the 606 Jazz Club.
Sara’s album From Shadows Into Light received five star review from Jazz Journal who said “A vocal with timeless quality” ,
Mojo magazine wrote “Enigmatic, beguiling and intensely musical”
and composer/Arranger Guy Barker wrote, “Her voice has all the qualities that you find in the great singers”
She is known for her interpretations of classic ballads leaving audiences spellbound as well as the energy and vigour with which she tackles the up tempo standards from the American Song Book
Dario Di Lecce Bass
Eryl Roberts Drums
Dan Whieldon Piano