"Howe, always inspiring and invigorating in any genre" -THE GUARDIAN
DYLAN HOWE QUARTET
THURSDAY 23 OCT
Dylan Howe is an acclaimed drummer and bandleader, whose versatility and swing has led him to work in many genres and formats over the past 25 years.
Best known for leading his quintet and other jazz groups since 2002 and his tenures with Ian Dury and the Blockheads (1997-2010), Steve Howe and Wilko Johnson (2010-2013), coupled with extensive session work since 1990, playing with Nick Cave, Damon Albarn, Ray Davies, Paul McCartney, David Gilmour, Beth Gibbons, Gabrielle and Hugh Cornwell amongst many others.
Dylan Howe - drums
Dave Whitford - double bass
Will Butterworth - piano
Seb Pipe - saxophone
DOOR: 7PM / MUSIC: 8.15PM
TICKETS: £10 / £8 CONC / £7 BEAR KEEPERS
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"Dylan is one of the UK’s finest young drummers who can play funk, rock and jazz with consummate ease" - Chris Welch, The Independent
THE GRAHAM ROBINS BAND + GUESTS
FRIDAY 24 OCT
2008 Indie Award Nominee Graham Robins continues his residency at The Bear Club with his trusty band and the odd special guest, in an ever-changing programme of soul and blues.
Graham is an outstanding and soulful singer songwriter who has performed at numerous festivals in the U.K. & Ireland including: Cambridge Folk Festival, The Edinburgh Festival, The North Devon Music Festival, The Castlebar International Blues Festival and The Westport Arts Festival.
He has opened shows for numerous artists including The Waterboys, Seth Lakeman, Glen Tilbrook, Georgie Fame and toured with Chris Farlowe. At London’s Borderline, as part of Shana Morrison’s 2007 U.K. Tour, they sang together on Van Morrison’s ‘Sometimes We Cry' to great acclaim and he was also part of Shana's 2010 U.K. & Ireland Tour.
"Graham Robins sounds as if he’s lived a thousand lives, and his album ‘The Shipping News’, a fusing of Blues, Celtic, gospel and folk, has a timeless quality to it" - Adam Bates, Blues Matters
SATURDAY 25 OCT
Damon Brown is one of the UK’s leading Jazz trumpet players and composers. Tonight he becomes the first trumpet player that The Bear club has welcomed, and is joined by Adam King on bass and Chris Draper on drums, regulars at Ronnie Scotts and two of the finest young musicians on the UK jazz scene.
DOOR: 7PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM
TICKETS: £5 / £4 CONC / £0 BEAR KEEPERS
Oldcastle Books presents
AN EVENING OF WORDS & MUSIC
with Leni Dipple, Bobby Wellins, Kate Williams
and a very special guest...
WEDNESDAY 29 OCT
Join us at The Bear Club this October for an evening of poetry and jazz to celebrate the publication of Leni Dipple’s debut collection, Between Rivers.
Leni Dipple has presented her poetry in a variety of contexts and places. Having worked with the likes of John Hegley, Simon Armitage and John Cotton, she has finally brought together her own words in this one eclectic volume. Inspired by Leni’s grandfather and the works of Rainer Maria Rilke, Between Rivers is a collection which travels across time and continents, synthesising Dipple’s many personal journeys. Leni will give exclusive performances of poems from the volume throughout the evening.
Bobby Wellins is a Scottish saxophonist who needs no introduction...A significant force in jazz since the mid 50s, Bobby is perhaps most famous for his contribution to Stan Tracey’s Under Milk Wood album in 1965. Bobby and pianist Kate Williams will be playing standards and originals from their haunting album ‘Smoke and Mirrors’alongside Leni’s readings.
Leni, Bobby and Kate will be joined by another very special guest.
Signed copies of Between Rivers will be available on the night.
For more about Leni Dipple and Between Rivers go to oldcastlebooks.co.uk/betweenrivers
DOOR: 7.30PM (NO ADMITTANCE AFTER 8PM)
TICKETS: £5 FULL / £3 BEAR KEEPERS
STRAIGHT NO CHASER
FRIDAY 31 OCT
The great Thelonious Monk was always happy when he heard other bands playing his music. Straight No Chaser celebrates this by playing concerts featuring compositions by the legendary pianist.
Paul Jolly - saxophones / Richard Wilsher - piano /
Pete Myatt - bass / Steve Seal - drums.
DOOR: 7.00PM / MUSIC: 8.30PM
TICKETS: £5 / £4 CONC / £0 BEAR KEEPERS
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