OCTOBER

OCTOBER

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IF YOU DON'T SEE THE DATE HERE, WE ARE NOT OPEN. 

WE CLOSE AROUND MIDNIGHT. 


WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER

Pre-album launch warm up…

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MARCO MARCONI

JAZZ

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.00PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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Following their live album recording at The Bear Club in June, Marco Marconi returns in the same quartet formation to present their work again ahead of their 606 Club Album launch.

Helmed by Italian pianist Marco Marconi, and ably assisted by the excellent Tom Farmer (double bass) and Emiliano Caroselli (drums), this dynamic trio comes with an impressive pedigree, honed here in the UK and abroad.

The album, and this concert, features special guest Max Ionata on saxophone.


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THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER

BAR OPEN

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.
Come for company. Come for solitude.
It's your bear. 

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fRIDAY 4 OCTOBER

Back by popular demand…

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THE CINELLI BROTHERS

BLUES

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

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This band was born out of a passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from ’60s and ’70s. Marco Cinelli (guitarist, singer, composer) and his brother Alessandro Cinelli (drummer, singer) decided to form an explosive team at the service of an original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown. So after countless shows in Paris, all over France and London, the Cinelli Brothers band was formed, and they recorded their first vinyl record "Babe Please Set Your Alarm" in the Soup Studio in London.

The Cinelli Brothers; a new generation of Blues, Soul and Rhythm ‘n’ Blues, and true lovers of that authentic sound.

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sATURDAY 5 OCTOBER

“Lord, I got country in my genes…”

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THE ROSELLYS

AMERICANA

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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We are delighted to welcome back the full band line up of The Rosellys. A perfect fit for the club and a real treat for anyone into their Americana. Beautiful harmonies, an array of instruments, including pedal guitar, make this group stand-out on the UK scene. 

"The Rosellys are a band who make no apology for their love of Americana. Musically, they blend English accents with lyrical references to both the UK and US alongside well pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic folk and Americana"
- Nashville Over Here

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SUNDAY 6 oCTOBER

First Sunday of the month…

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JAZZ JAM

OPEN JAZZ SESSION

2PM - 5.30PM

£4 / £3 (BK)

FIRST COME FIRST SERVED

Come to watch, come to play, come to drink...  The Jazz Jam is a session led by a great house band, where musicians and singers come to try out material, play old classics and sit in with other players. It is for everyone. Half of the crowd come to play, half come to just watch. It's the sort of gig where you don't know what's coming next. 

Find the Jazz Jam organisers on Facebook HERE


MONDAY 7 OCTOBER

Music on Mondays present… TRIO APACHES

For information about this classical concert, please go here


WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER

Happy Shark Comedy presents…

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NATHAN CATON

+ CARL DONNELLY, TOM HOUGHTON

COMEDY

DOOR 7PM

FOR TICKETS GO HERE


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THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER

BAR OPEN

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.
Come for company. Come for solitude.
It's your bear. 


FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER

Exclusive album launch…

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TOM DIBB

SINGER/SONGWRITER

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

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Singer songwriter Tom Dibb joins us with full band plus special guests for his new album pre-launch live show. Get set for a beautifully gutsy performance, as he tells his stories with undertones of blues and folk, grown through a forrest of soaring acoustic goodness.

The first physical copies of his new album will be exclusively available on this evening.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR | CLICK HERE TO BUY


SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER

For the first time at The Bear…

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GARY WILLCOX QUARTET

JAZZ

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

EMAIL TO RESERVE

The Gary Willcox Quartet was formed in 2007 by Gary as way for him to develop his skills as a composer. Since then the band has worked predominantly around the London and South East area taking in venues such Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club, Jazz Café Posk, to name a few. Gary’s compositions are in a contemporary vernacular but take on influences from Popular Music song forms, Big Bands, Be-Bop & Modal Jazz.

The band have their own ‘Contemporary Straight Ahead’ sound, rooted in the tradition but with each member’s own voice on their respective instrument combining to create a fresh but recognisable palate. As well as Gary’s own compositions the band also reinterpret works by some of the giants of modern jazz e.g. Theloniuos Monk, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter and Ornette Coleman.

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MONDAY 14 OCTOBER

Music on Mondays present… BEETHOVEN Violin 1

For information about this classical concert, please go here


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THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

BAR OPEN

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.
Come for company. Come for solitude.
It's your bear. 


FRIDAY 18 OCTOBER

A little lady with a big voice…

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SISTER SUZIE

RHYTHM & BLUES / ROCK N ROLL

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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You can't help but smile and tap your feet to Sister Suzie’s explosive mixture of rhythm and blues, and she's bound to make you want to dance!

Her 5 piece band work to bring you a sound that is inspired by her favourite artists such as Big Mama Thornton, Elmore James, Leadbelly, Irma Thomas, Big Joe Turner to name a few. Bright, fresh and energetic Suzie really is one to see live.

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SATURDAY 19 OCTOBER

Three (jazz) amigos…

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MIGRATION TRIO

JAZZ

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £0 (BK)

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Migration Trio formed in the early part of 2018 in London featuring Marco Marconi piano, Tom Farmer double bass and Gaetano Di Giacomo at the drums. The sound has developed into a soundscape of rich atmosphere as well as driving dynamic rhythms. The trio explore their music performance with creative passion and approach their collective improvisation with dynamic flair. The band plays original compositions and some Jazz classics with their own arrangements.

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SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER

As part of their Black History Month tour…

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JOHN FISHER
& IDMC GOSPEL SOUL CHOIR

GOSPEL / SOUL

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8PM (END 10PM)

£18 / £15 (BK)

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John Fisher and IDMC Gospel Soul Choir will be coming to The Bear Club to bring their multiple award winning, infectious gospel sound. Get ready to experience traditional Gospel songs from Aretha Franklin, Ben E King, and The O’jays with that signature IDMC twist. As well as songs from their Albums that spans over the past 25 years. Be sure to come with your family and friends, and be ready to stand up and dance with a choir that brings so much energy and love to any arena they perform in.

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FEATURING SUPPORT FROM ENNÈ

ENNÈ is an award winning, international artist from Luton. Her expression has deep cultural ties to the traditions of Jazz, Funk, Soul & Reggae, with a hint of her classical training. The empowering lyrical content of her material enables healing on a deep and cultural level for both artist and audience members, which is why connection to her audience is most precious to ENNÈ at all her shows.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR


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THURSDAY 24 oCTOBER

BAR OPEN

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.
Come for company. Come for solitude.
It's your bear. 


FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

Renato D’aiello presents…

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CEDAR WALTON’S LEGACY

JAZZ

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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A new band created by Renato in October 2018, formed with 5 amazing musicians who share a love for the music of Cedar Walton. 

Renato is on tenor sax, originarily from Italy, resident in London since 1999. Renato works regularly between UK, Paris, Italy. In this new band Renato is partnered by an old friend from Italy, the top trombonist Roberto Rossi who worked 17 years with the Cedar Walton’s european band. 

On the piano a phenomenal and young pianist from Budapest, Matyas Gayer. Matyas just arrived in London last October, and is now one of the most in demand pianists in London. On the bass, one of the top UK bassists Adam King whop is no stranger to ‘The Bear’. Finally on the drums, another ex enfant prodige ( like Matyas ), Alfonso Vitale from Sicily, now resident in London and also a very busy every monday at Ronnie Scott’s.

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SATURDAY 26 oCTOBER

“An immense talent” - Jamie Cullum

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ELLIOT GALVIN TRIO

JAZZ

DOOR 7PM / MUSIC 8.30PM

£10 / £9 / £5 (BK)

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Elliot Galvin is one of the rising stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has seen him compared to Django Bates, although in truth he sounds like no one except himself. His critically acclaimed latest trio album featuring long term collaborators Corrie Dick on Drums and Tom McCredie on drums was Live-mixed and recorded direct to vinyl, each side in one continuous take, and is his most stripped back and honest album yet. 

Elliot Galvin: Piano
Tom McCredie: Bass
Corrie Dick: Drums

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MONDAY 28 OCTOBER

Music on Mondays present… Elin Manahan Thomas & Simon Lepper

For information about this classical concert, please go here


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THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER

BAR OPEN

Lights low, records playing and the best beer, gin and whisky selection in town.
Come for company. Come for solitude.
It's your bear.