Adrian Litvinoff - March / April 2018 newsletter.
Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Adrian Litvinoff writes;
Gigs for March and April.
Gigs You Wouldn’t Want To Miss!
Distractions from Brexit!
It seems as if there’s no escape from Brexit! But at least there are diversions…
Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla presents a new set combining the pick of our older favourites and some of the high points from ‘Gael’s Vision’. This is at The Arches Venue, Coventry on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day).
As ever the tunes continue to evolve and there will be things you have never heard before! Please keep up…. Our set starts at 8.00pm.
Earlier in March Shkayla Trio (Joe, Martin and Si) will be appearing at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum for the opening of ‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’, an oral history project run by Coventry Irish Society aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
SugarDaddies are back for another Blues Party at The Somerville with surprise guests (they’re sometimes a surprise to us too!) We’ve had several ‘debutantes’ recently, and there’s always time for a number or two if you want to play or sing the Blues.
Meanwhile In The Moment’s plans for International Jazz Day are taking exciting shape. Trombone star Annie Whitehead will join Interplay for some joyous grooves as well as classy blowing. Annie’s credits range from McCoy Tyner and Carla Bley to Joan Armatrading, Elvis Costello, the Charlie Watts Big Band and the cream of progressive British jazz.
Tickets for the gig on April 29th are now on sale. There is more information about Annie and the gig, which also features the fine and uplifting singer Letitia George, on Interplay’s web site.
Friday March 9th at 8.30pm
SugarDaddies - Steve Roberts (gtr, harmonica, voc), Adrian Litvinoff (bs, kbd, voc) Rich Westwood (dms, voc). Guest blues singers and players welcome
Friday Night Blues Party
Friday March 9th at 8.00pm
Free, booking required
Shkayla Trio - Joe O’Donnell violin, Si Hayden guitartr, Martin Barter keyboard
‘Irish Heart, Coventry Home’
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Coventry CV1 5QP
Saturday 17th March 8.00pm
Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla - Joe O’Donnell violin, Si Hayden gtr, Martin Barter kbd, Adrian Litvinoff bs, Karen Milne dms
Arches Venue Coventry
The Arches Industrial Est,
Coventry CV1 3JQ
Sunday April 29th
£12.50 advance, £15.00 door
Annie Whitehead and Interplay
Alan Wakeman sxs, Richard Baker, tbn Richard Hughes kbd, Dave Balen perc, Adrian Litvinoff bass plus Letitia George voc
The Restaurant In The Park
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