31/08/14 "Ghost of a Dog"Just back from France, the ever welcome GOAD return with their solid and original brand that rewrite 'americana', country and all those other complacent labels. Always a pleasure to hear such well honed and finely toned troubadors!!! GOAD website
07/09/14 Chris Mayfield, Olly Blanchflower and friendsA night of Blues from the killing floors of Lydney, with the most indigo of guitarists, Chris Mayfield, joined for the first time at the Queens by the lyrical bass of Olly Blanchflower - (ex Charlie Hart's Equators, Guy Tortora, Acoustica, Spikedrivers) - a real treat. The gig coincidides with Olly's new video release which will be premiered, so get low down and smoky for a sublime evening.
10/09/14 Chris Hodgkins Trio***** Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Welcome back to the smooth, lyrical trumpet playing of Chris Hodgkins playing a selection of self penned compositions from his 'Boswell Suite', and a few old favourites thrown in. Chris is recording a new CD this very week, so will be taking a studio break to bring his very 'London' brand of mainstream cool - David Price on piano and Ashley John-Long on bass.
14/09/14 Jelly Roll JonesThis wonderful band from Cardiff were amazing on the debut performance early in the year. A band you must not miss!!!!
21/09/14 EarlA great hit last time they played with the full band so get your dancing shoes on and be ready to boogie. A mixture of original songs and interesting covers. Songs of love, protest and stupidity
28/09/14 JeffersonA mixture of youth and experience this is a Band which may one day really make a name for themselves. With the experience of Chris and Clyde from Red River Blues allied to hugely talented young musicians it’s a truly exciting band! You may be able to one day say” I saw them at the start”
05/10/14 Albino FrogsThe great party band are back at the Queens. With a great repertoire of original numbers which are so relevant in today’s world and a band that sets out to have fun. Its party time!
8/10/14 Duski Tour***** Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Composer and bassist, Aiden Thorne, brings his refreshing core trio of Greg Sterland (Tenor Sax) and Mark O’Connor (Drums) expanded with the guitar and keyboards of Tom Ollendorf and Paul Jones. As part of their Jazz Services National tour we can expect an evening of new, original jazz compositions, executed by highly accomplished and sensitive players.
12/10/14 Rich O’Brien ProjectMerging grooves reminiscent of a Marcus Miller or Soulive record with ambient melodies that explore a range of musical styles, The Rich O'Brien Project’s modern blend of jazz, funk, soul and r’n’b appeals to astute listeners and dance floor goers alike. With the rich ‘grooves for moves’ and soulful melodies characteristic of smoke-filled jazz clubs
15/10/14 Akode***** The Plancktone club presents ... Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Returning Anglo/Norwegian project AKODE promising a night of true free improvisation. British firebrand baritone saxophonist Alan Wilkinson's quartet with guitarist Kim Johannesen, bassist Ola Høyer, and drummer Dag Erik Knedal Andersen return after three years of collaboration, they've stoked the smoldering potential of their initial meetings into a proper fireball of surprising dynamic possibilities and nerve-jangling intensity.
19/10/14 Ian LutherA fantastic mixture of his own compositions and covers done in his own inimitable fashion this is always a great night
26/10/14 Little RumbaIf you can you imagine songs from an island populated by Jewish Argentinean Celts, stuck in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico, reached only by radio stations from New Orleans, Cuba and Jamaica - then you’re ready for Little Rumba - a great world music trio. www.littlerumba.com
02/11/14 Dan JamesA true Troubador. A great driving mandocello player with a mixture of favourites and own penned numbers. Ranging across a wide spectrum Dan's delivery always has strong celtic roots with gritty delivery and energy. A great gig!!
6/11/14 Bonfire of the Insanities***** The Plancktone club presents ... Thursday Jazz Special ***** "And then, after the fire ...." was another stunning scoop for the experimentally minded.
19/11/14 Preston Glasgow Lowe UK Tour***** Wednesday Jazz Special ***** A real treat in contemporary fusion from 3 of London's most creative instrumentalists. Travelling well beyond the format of the 'guitar led trio' the virtuosity of playing presents a level of energy and creativity it is little wonder they have shared stages with the likes of John Schofield, Tommy Smith, Robert Mitchell, Foreign Exchange, and so many more that you need to checkout the biographies.
23/11/14 Eira/Snow;Eira/Snow embodies a wide range of instruments giving an amazing range of timbres including Double Bass, soprano, alto, tenor and baritone Saxophones, Armenian Douduk, Turkish Mey and Zurnah, Hungarian Tarogato, Clarinet, electronic tanpura and a range of percussion. Much influenced by the current European trend in atmospheric sound-scaping coupled with extemporary creativity, parallels can be drawn with contemporary players as well as folk traditions.
26/11/14 Deep Whole Trio***** The Plancktone club presents ... Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Brace yourselves for the alchemy that is Paul Rogers on bass, Paul Dunmall saxophones and bagpipes, and Mark Sanders on Drums.
03/12/14 Coltrane Dedication***** Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Return of the punch packing quintet, launching off the later tunes of the venerable Mr John Coltrane and going anywhere they want. Always a different night; an emotional blast and a new angle. Heading up on saxes are Caractacus Downes and Lyndon Owen with a powerhouse rhythm section of Drums, Bass and Piano.
Some dates for your diary ...
11/03/15 Nat Birchall Quintet
25/03/15 Simon Rose/Willi Kellers
22/04/15 Dörner/Lash/Turner***** The Plancktone club presents ... Wednesday Jazz Special ***** Major European improvisors descend again on the Queens for a night of extreme abstraction.
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