Improvised Music and Spoken Word evening
An evening of improvised music and spoken word that will be unusual, creative and magical. A wonderful opportunity to hear talented musicians improvise and to experience something unique and memorable. Mix of seated and standing – please let us know if you need to be seated. There will be a bar during the evening.
Featured artists : Pili Lopez, Rob Mills, Vocal/guitar duo with guitarist Rob Palmer from Sound Cellar and Paris born jazz singer Veronique Joly.
Pili Lopez started singing before being born from her mum’s womb, that is what it feels like!
Rick Foot is a double bassist and writer of sardonic songs. As a bass player his background is in jazz and abstract improvisation, and much of his current work is with acoustic singer/songwriters, most recently touring with the Ruth Theodore Band and Kirsty McGee. He has recorded and performed with many people across a range of genres, from folk musicians Nancy Kerr and James Fagan to saxophonists Dick Heckstall-Smith and Evan Parker.
As a songwriter he has released an album (Rain Machine) and an EP (Songs of Idiocy & Expedience) of his own work, which he performs solo with voice, bass and loop device. His 39-second miniature A Message to the Future was a finalist in the 2018 International Songwriting Competition.
“Breathtaking… a distinctive voice” BBC
“Splendid and off-the-wall” Festivals For All
“Conjures an impressive array of sound effects without any electronic trickery” City Life
“A freak” Jersey Evening Post