Rachael Roberts and The Gatsby Gang

Website: http://www.rachael-roberts.com/jazz/

Rachael Roberts and The Gatsby Gang

Inspired by the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday, Rachael and her gang perform a unique selection of swinging classics and bluesy tunes. Evoking the roaring twenties, silky toned vocalist, Rachael Roberts is joined by dad, Tony, on the tenor sax, Richard Llewelllyn on guitar and Ben Taylor on double bass.  The Gatsby Gang recreates early jazz styles to produce an infectious riot of feel-good music – perfect for a kick-back afternoon BBQ.

Initially influenced by Portishead, Massive Attack and Zero 7, Rachael began listening to jazz vocalists such as Billie Holiday, Erykah Badu and Astrud Gilberto. Her electronic/jazz style tracks began getting attention with Gilles Peterson voting her in the top ten of ‘rising stars’.

Saxophonist Tony Roberts has played with many jazz luminaries including John Dankworth, Humphrey Littleton, Kenny Wheeler and Ian Carr, and has also collaborated with ‘Pentangle’ bassist Danny Thompson and Miles Davis’ guitarist John McLaughlin.

Guitarist Richard Llewellyn has played with the Arcadia Jazz Band for 18 years and has been fortunate to work alongside artists such as Kathy Stobart, John Critchenson, Chris Gradwell and Henry Lowther and played in support bands for the likes of George Melly, Kenny Ball and Aker Bilk.

Please note: The ticket price does not include food. BBQ from £5.

WE SAY

 “You’re in for a real treat with The Gatsby Gang re-creating the bygone days of early jazz through Rachael’s soulful vocals and the boys spirited playing” 

 

OTHERS SAY

“This is vintage jazz at its very best” –  Bridport News 

“The roaring twenties brought bang upto date” Daily Telegraph

 

 

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Event Performers

Event Date

27th May 2017 - 28th May 2017

Event Time

03:00 - 23:59

Ticket Price

Event Location

Pilot Boat Inn, 1 Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, UK