Powerhouse of brass set for concert at Torbay jazz club

Torbay Weekly

The Brass Monkeys - an eclectic brass band influenced by jazz, blues, reggae, country, free improvisation, soul and folk - appear at Fougou Jazz club, Paignton, on September 14.

With a line-up of two trumpets, French horn, two trombones, tenor sax, tuba and drums, this group is a powerhouse of brass that reflects an exciting mix of youth and experience.

They are set to perform an exciting mix of original material and unusual classics.

Fougou Jazz, based at Preston Conservative Club, is an independent jazz club, promoting live music and featuring some of the best contemporary live jazz available, supporting local, regional and touring UK and international artists.

From this month, they will be based at Preston Conservative Club providing a relaxed and a friendly atmosphere with excellent acoustics.

The venue gives jazz lovers the chance to be up close and personal with the musicians - the audience can see every note being played and hear and experience every subtle nuance of the live music performance.

Fougou Jazz provides a varied and exciting programme of live music with concerts of the best modern and contemporary jazz, mostly, but not always, on a Tuesday evening.

The comfortable surroundings also have an excellent bar to compliment the superb live music.

Artists that have already appeared at Fougou Jazz include Paul Mccandless, Mike Westbrook, Henry Lowther’s Still Waters, Asaf Sirkis (Israel), Sue Richardson, Corrie Dick, Allison Adams Tucker (USA) twice, A/B Trio (Canada), Fabio Lepore (Italy), Tassos Spiliotopoulos (Greece), Big Bad Wolf and Jam Experiment to name just a few.

Brass Monkeys tickets cost £12 and are available from the English Riviera Visitor Information Centre on Torquay harbourside, www.fougoumusic.com or call 07967 790 358.

What's on: Weekly Music Gig Guide for Torbay

Whether its popular tribute act, acoustic favourite or an up-and-coming independent musician, Torbay has something to offer for every music lover.

Now that venues are back at it and musicians can play live, we’ve collated some of this week's local music events from around Torbay. Take a look for your local favourite or discover something new and explore Torbay’s music scene!

Friday, September 10

Burn it Down Festival 2021 – The Foundry, Torquay

An evening with Merrill Osmond – Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

DJ John – The Drum Inn, Torquay

Saturday, September 11

Booster – The Devon Arms, Torquay

Harbour – Griffin Bar, Torquay

Skool Daze – DT's, Torquay

IDestroy – The Foundry, Torquay

Gen and the Degenerates – The Foundry, Torquay

Vukovi – The Foundry, Torquay

Simon Gee – Aztec Bistro, Torquay

Duke Johnson & the Scorchers – Kirkham Street Sports & Social Club, Paignton

The Mo Joes – Ye Olde Rounham Club, Paignton

Go Tell Alice – Woodland Café, Liverton

Lets Rock Exeter! - Powderham Castle

Sunday, September 12

Terence Waldstadt – Griffin Bar, Torquay

Open Mic with Go Tell Alice – The Jolly Farmer, Newton  Abbot

Abba Forever – Palace Theatre, Paignton

Aquilla the Band – Spinning Wheel, Paignton

Monday, September 13

Paloma Faith – Princess Theatre, Torquay

Tuesday, September 14

Simon Gee – Seamus O’Donnell’s, Torquay

Wednesday, September 15

Simon Gee – Aztec Bistro, Torquay

Thursday, September 16

The Hot House Combo – Woodland Café, Liverton

Would you like to list your gig or music event in the Torbay Weekly? Email tamla.thornton@clearskypublishing.co.uk