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Keswick Jazz Festival 2010

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Festivals and Venues

Keswick Jazz and Blues Festival - Keswick's Jazz and Blues Festival continues to be a mecca for world class traditional and mainstream jazz. 2018 will see the return of many British favourites including Alan Barnes, Enrico Tomasso, James Evans, John Hallam, Keith Nichols, Spats Langham and Tom Kincaid joined by another impressive international contingent. more..

Ireby Music Festival - The Most Intimate of Music Festivals. more..

Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth - In terms of the arts the Kirkgate Centre in Cockermouth is where it all happens more..

Friends met on the way

We are keen to promote the music of new friends that we have made during our travels; please follow the links below to a wide range of up and coming and established musicians - all of them talented! more..

Po'Girl - The interplay between Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger, and Mikey "Lightning" August is truly something to behold. They are distinct voices with incredible harmonies; multiple instrumentalists who bring the perfect sound to each song and songwriters who pen poetic tunes you will find yourself humming. more..

Amy Lavere - Amy LaVere routinely gets antsy after she's been off the road awhile. Born in Shreveport, Louisiana and a native of Bethany, Texas, she's really more a child of America - a self-described "General Motors brat" whose father's jobs kept her small family frequently on the move. Her life as a touring musician seems tailor-made for a woman who is seemingly one part upright bassist and another part gypsy. more..

Martin Simpson - There is no doubt that after 35 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving. more..

Tim Kliphuis - The music of Tim Kliphuis blends Gypsy Jazz, Classical, World Music and Folk into a “real, stylish music” (The Strad) that crosses boundaries, is fresh and new with a broad appeal. Tim’s “funky slurs, whooping hoedown flourishes” (Time Out), “elegant tone and carefree spirit” (Scotsman) have charmed audiences from Canada to Lebanon; his acclaimed workshops have brought together musicians from all over the world. more..

John Hallam - "....... Hallam in stunning form, equally impressive on tenor and baritone saxes and on clarinet. Influences can be detected (Hawk, Webster, Carney and Goodman among them), but from these he has developed an individual style characterised by an airy swing, a lyrical approach to improvising, an unflagging dynamism and prevailing good taste" - Chris Lee - Manchester Evening News. more..

Barry and Stuart - very dark comedians. When performing live Barry and Stuart present a mixture of jaw-dropping magic, head-warping feats and comedy sketches involving genuine members of the audience. Their debut appearance at the Endinburgh Fringe Festival in 2008, with their show 'Part-Time Warlocks', saw total sell-out audiences and won critical acclaim. 'This show deserves an award' said The Stage. more..

Equipment Links - Click this link to access specific details and user manuals for some of the equipment we offer for hire. Though please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries you may have. more..