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Queen's Head
Monmouth

 

Sunday 31/12 ALBINO FROGS

AND THEN...........NEW YEARS EVE.

THE BAND..........ALBINO FROGS
THE FOOD...........3 COURSE INDIAN BUFFET
THE DRINK...........MIDNIGHT CHAMPAGNE
THE COST............£20.00
THE TIME..............8.30PM.....TILL...WHEN IT ENDS

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Some dates for your 2017 diary as we continue our programme for International and National players ...

 

Sunday 08/01 EARL

 

Sunday 15/01 TERRI BRAMAH

 

Sunday 22/01 JAMES HOLLINSWORTH

 

Sunday 29/01 THE DRIFTS(CLYDE,RED RIVER BLUES OTHER BAND)

 

Wednesday 1/2/17 A Big Hand

“A Big Hand” is a meeting of the ecstatic jazz of Sunny Murray saxophonist Tony Bevan and the industrial rumble of Furt/Barks Phillip Marks and Paul Obermayer, with bassist Dominic Lash holding the groove in the middle. Like a Sonny Rollins Trio in a tumble-dryer,
Tony bevan (saxophones) - In the early 1970s Bevan started playing soprano saxophone, inspired by Captain Beefheart and Terry Riley. Lol Coxhill gave him his first lesson and a sense of the instrument’s potential. Subsequently Bevan has also taken up tenor and bass saxophones.
Paul Obermayer (electronics) - Obermayer is a member of the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble, and has worked with composer/performer Richard Barrett in the electronics duo FURT for nearly 30 years. He has been a member of the trio Bark! with Phillip Marks and Rex Casswell since 1998.
Dominic Lash (bass) - Based in Bristol, Lash has performed with musicians such as Tony Conrad, Joe Morris, Evan Parker and Steve Reid. His main projects include The Dominic Lash Quartet, The Set Ensemble (an experimental music group focused on the work of the Wandelweiser collective) and The Convergence Quartet.
Phillip Marks (percussion) - Is a member of Bark!, founded in Manchester in 1991 and also plays in the Alan Tomlinson Trio, and Richard Scott as part of his Lightning Ensemble. He has played with Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Stephen Grew and John Butcher among many others.

Supported by Music in Monmouth and The Plancktone Club

 

Sunday 05/02 STEVE PAYNE/BILLY BOY MISKIMMEN (WONDERFUL BLUES, GUITAR & YARDBIRDS HARMONICA PLAYER)

 

Sunday 12/02 FLEETWOOD CAVE (MARION FLEETWOOD, JIGANTICS FIDDLE PLAYER)

 

Wednesday 15/2/17 Sirkis/Bialas IQ

A welcome return to the Queen's Head, the Sirkis​/​Bialas International Quartet is a collaboration between Israeli UK resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie & the Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. The quartet features London based, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards (UK).
With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates new music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between.
Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.
Asaf Sirkis - drums / compositions / percussion, Sylwia Bialas - vocals / compositions, Frank Harrison - piano, keyboards, Kevin Glasgow - electric bass

 

Sunday 19/02 LEE Mc CRORY

 

Sunday 26/02 BELLEVILLE SWING

 

Wednesday 1/3/17 Sirene 1009:

Improviser, guitarist and constructor Han-earl Park (박한얼) has been crossing borders and performing fuzzily idiomatic, on occasion experimental, always traditional, open improvised musics for twenty years presents 'Sirene 1009', the stupendous ensemble featuring the indomitable low-end growl of Dominic Lash, the unstoppable hits and clangs of Mark Sanders, and the controlled vocal mayhem of Caroline Pugh

 

Sunday 05/03 CAPA MANA (BALKAN BAND. ROB SMITH FROM HEAVY QUARTET

 

Sunday 12/03 RAGTIME JUG BAND

 

Sunday 19/03 RED RIVER BLUES

 

Sunday 26/03 THE FORFEITS

 

Sunday 02/04 MAYFIELD

 

Sunday 09/04 JELLY ROLL JONES

 

Sunday 16/04 JOHN PAUL GARD TRIO

 

Sunday 23/04 EARL

 

Sunday 30/04 WILL KILLEEN

 

Wednesday 3/5/17 Partikel

If you missed them last year, then its your loss. It was simply an astonishing gig. The release of their third album "String Theory" took the British Press by storm receiving multiple four and five star reviews and making onto a number of "best jazz albums of 2015" lists already. Combine this with a tour of China, a series of major festivals, and a hefty work schedule to 2016, this is really a band not to miss when you get the chance in 2017!!!.
"String Theory is one of the most successful jazz / classical collaborations I've heard, a genuinely convincing hybrid... the album is a brilliant realisation of all the ambitions and objectives Eagles had for the project.... an astonishing performance." Ian Mann

 

Sunday 07/03 TAFFY WAS A THIEF( BLUES/ROCK BAND FROM NEWPORT)

 

Sunday 14/05 JANE PEARL/LYNDON WEBB/THAD KELLY

 

Sunday 21/05 JUNIOR HACKSAW (BLUES/ROCK)

 

Sunday 28/05 BRIDGET & THE BIG GIRLS BLUES

 

Sunday 04/06 NORTH STAR( FOLK/AMERICANA, TAMZIN & MATT)

 

Sunday 11/06 IAN LUTHER

 

Wednesday 14/6/17 Duski

Aidan Thorne's Duski project has grown over the years both in compositional strength and unity as a coherent playing outfit. Thorne's writing certainly does provide a refreshing repertoire which echoes broad and diverse sources. Duski is a young contemporary band, with plenty to say. Well worth listening to, bringing whatever 'jazz music' is, bang up to date!

 

Sunday 18/06 GRUIG (IRISH)

 

Sunday 25/06 HEAVY QUARTET

 

Sunday 02/07 LITTLE RUMBA

 

Sunday 09/07 JIGANTICS




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