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  • Wed
    06
    Apr
    2022

    Rag & Bone Club

    Admission £18.50 via prior reservation only

    Rag & Bone
    Vimala Rowe – vocals

    Stephen Large – piano

    Ben Cummings – trumpet

    Lucy Shaw – double bass

    Niall Oates – tenor sax

    Andy Jones – drums

    Dominic Ashworth – guitar

     

    ” handles the classics as the gems they still are ”  – The Guardian

     

    This highly entertaining 7 piece band is fronted tonight by the classy singer Vimala Rowe whom John Elderidge describes as “A wonderful singer with a passionate delivery which completely captures the audience”  . The band is led by pianist Stephen Large who has been musical director for Caro Emerald, Rebecca Ferguson and Duffy as well as having been MD/keyboard player for Paul Heaton/Jackie Abbott, Imelda May, Clare Teal, Martha Reeves and Rod Stewart. He has also taken over Jools Holland’s role as keyboard player in the band Squeeze. Describing themselves enigmatically as ‘itinerant dealers in second-hand soundings and muggled melodiousness!’, The Rag and Bone Club deliver an outstanding performance of musical excellence with a keen reference to the music of the 1930s and 40s swing era. The band is influenced by jazz aristocrats such as Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald, Ramsey Lewis, Chet Baker and Nat King Cole. They are all experienced musicians having worked with legendary artists including Kenny Ball, The Humphrey Littleton Band, Paul Mc Cartney, Stevie Wonder as well as playing with The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, Pee Wee Ellis and Jamie Cullum. Their album entitled ’Take Away Everything’ features original jazz compositions along with innovative takes on old classics.