Powerhouse of brass set for concert at Torbay jazz club
- Credit: Fougou Jazz
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.
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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
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