Powerhouse of brass set for concert at Torbay jazz club

Brass Monkeys play at Fougou Jazz.

Brass Monkeys play at Fougou Jazz. - 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 
Would you like to list your gig or music event in the Torbay Weekly? Email tamla.thornton@clearskypublishing.co.uk