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Friday, 8th December, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Seven-piece Brazilian-inspired band playing their own unique interpretations of classic Brazilian music – spanning a multitude of different Brazilian styles. Playing samba, choro, bossa-nova, música popular brasileira and original Latin grooves, the Tempo Feliz band blend infectious Latin rhythms with beautiful melodic lines and colourful acoustic guitar.
Guitar – Richard Vickers · Bass – Ross Skyrme · Drums/Percussion – Richard Lee
Flute – Caroline Webb · Saxophone/Clarinet – Sarah Tyler · Percussion – Joe Redgrave
Anna-clare Chappell – Vocals
Sabrina’s songs are full of a sense of open spaces and possibilities; she has taken her rich traditional music background from her ancestral home in the countryside of Cork, Southern Ireland and fused it with modern industrial city sounds of her adopted Leeds and Yorkshire. Her distinctive rippling acoustic guitar style sets the tone for a heart melting voice, with a Celtic timbre and a rhythmic consistency (harking back to her notoriety as a champion Irish bodhran player). At the Wicklow Arts Festival, Sabrina’s solo fringe gig was awarded the AOIFE Best Musical Individual Award, given each year to the performer who, in the opinion of the panel, gave the best performance at any of AOIFE festival’s in Ireland.
Sabrina continues to hone her material and live act touring Ireland, England and the USA, recently teaming up with ace cellist David Hornberger (District finalist in the Lions Club International Music Competition / recorded with Badly Drawn Boy / Cellist for BBC Radio 4 Daily Services) and producer David Crickmore (Steve Tilston / The Durbervilles / Fiat Lux). We wait with baited breath for her first full-length album.
THE GRAHAM BROWNING TRIO
A truly original band, blending Graham’s darkly witty and heartbroken lyrics with a mix of folk, jazz, chamber acoustic and Americana. Songs about betrayal, diamonds, breaking up, lies, cross-dressing, alternative medicine, killing children, crying, gambling, drowning and other everyday matters. Twisted lyrics, heart-breaking melodies and startling arrangements. The Graham Browning Trio – three generations of painful beauty.
Graham Browning – Songs, guitar, lead vocals
Songwriter Graham Browning has been Huddersfield’s best kept secret for over a decade. He was a stalwart of Nankivell’s Optet and worked with Natural Causes and Ian McMillan at Opera North.
Pat Allison – Clarinet, guitar, vocals
With a musical journey that has whiplashed between Bach, Robert Johnson, Punk and 21st Century experimental music scores, Pat has written and played music for: puppets, plays and pantomimes; films, dancers and drunks. Pat has never paid more than 50 pounds for an instrument.
Bob Lockwood – Double Bass, vocals
Bob’s discovery of a derelict double bass in a high school cupboard has set him on a path playing with Huddersfield legends String Fellows via engagements with Crook & Claridge (Full Ensemble), edges ensemble and Bar Bowen Big Band.
STEVE CHAPMAN SMITH
With a fine pedigree of musical projects Steve is, more than ever before, taking complete control of his own sound and song-writing; perfecting a style that reflects a huge folk and blues heritage, yet with an style that is atmospheric, unique and truly his own.
Advance ticket price may be subject to booking fee.