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Roots in the Studio

SINGER, sonwwiter, roots, folk and blues guitarist and storyteller Mark Harrison comes to Strode Theatre in Street on Friday 26th Oct­ober, as part of the Roots in the Studio series. He’ll be joined by double bassist Charles Benfield and drummer Ben Welburn, and the music starts at 7.45pm. Mark is thrillingly rhythmic finger-picker and slide…

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Thirty years in The Church

THE Church, Australian pioneers of what came to be known at the Paisley Underground, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their classic album Starfish with a UK tour, coming to Hear them on Tuesday 30th Octobger at The Fleece in Bristol, with Rodney Allen.

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John Fairhurst on tour

BLUES rock guitar maestro John Fairhurst starts his 16-date UK tour this autumn at Patchwork Studios at Torpoint on Saturday 27th October. He’ll be demonstrating his cust­om­ary acoustic solo Delta blues  as well as joining Toby Murray on drums as they preview material from what will be Fairhurst’s first studio album in five years, to…

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Stringle Dreams and Solid Strings

JAZZ clarinettist Julian Stringle and his Dream Band join forces with Sonia Slany’s Solid Strings quartet (pictured) for an exciting evening of music at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting Houses on Friday 26th October. The Stringle band will play a repertoire of smooth jazz and easy-listening music by some of the greats including Gershwin,…

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Ronnie Scott songbook in Poole

RONNIE Scott’s legendary All Stars visit Poole’s Lighthouse on Thursday 25th October, with a show that combines jazz from the world famous Soho club, narration and rare archive footage of Ronnie himself. Starting at 7.30pm in the concert hall, the band celebrates The Ronnie Scott’s Soho Songbook. For more information telephone 01202 280000 or visit…

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Milestone solo for Phillip

DEVON-based musician Phillip Henry released his first solo album on 5th October, and is touring to introduce its music to his many fans. He comes to Exeter Phoenix on 25th October and Chettle Village Hall on 28th, continuing the tour on 3rd November at Calstock Arts Centre, Wrington Old Refresh­ment Room on 10th,  Bristol  Folk…

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In memory of Pamela

THE Guardians of Martock Church will welcome Pamela’s All Star Jazz Band to the parish curch on Thursday 25th October. Soprano saxophonist Jer­emy Huggett, Brian Huggett on clarinet and Bob Reynolds on trombone are joined by the rhythm section from the New Society Band, and they are playing jazz in memory of Jeremy’s late wife,…

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Arts Council jazz project at the Marine

JAZZ is always popular at the Marine Theatre at Lyme Regis, and there is a treat for fans when an Arts Council-supported tour by two rising stars of the scene comes to Lyme, on Tuesday 23rd October. The town already has a jazz and blues festival and the theatre has regular jazz gigs in the…

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Dolly and Kenny tribute on tour

ISLANDS in the Stream, the show that pays tribute to the music of Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, is on a very lengthy UK tour and its next date in our region is at the Regent Centre in Christchurch on Friday 26th October at 7.30pm. Listen out for hits including  Jolene, Ruby, 9 to 5,…

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Grimethorpe Band back in Dorset

THE ever-popular Grimethorpe Colliery Band returns to Poole’s Light­­house on Saturday 27th Oct­o­ber for a concert starting at 7.30pm. Formed in 1917, during the Great War, the band is a British institution. National and British Open Champions on numerous occasions, they have  two gold discs, as well as a BAFTA nomination for its contributions to…

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