Early 2020 saw Faustus performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand. The band are back in the UK and touring in April 2020 with a selection of their material, including from their newest EP, Cotton Lords (2019).
Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.
"The crazy energy of the Jive Aces can certainly whisk you away to a different era and tempt you to Jump, Jive and Wail out of happiness and joy!" - The Student Newspaper, Edinburgh
The UK’s No.1 swing and jive band and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces present their brand new show “The Big Beat Revue”. The show features special guests, West End singer and dancer Kara Lane, Lottie B on the low baritone sax, the vibrant notes of the trumpeting of Antonio Socci and the romantic accordion playing of Grazia Bevilacqua.
Learn to Play Day - a free national event to encourage everyone in the UK to start making music - is coming to Devon this March.
Supported by Jools Holland OBE, and run by charity Music for All, the 2020 Learn to Play Day will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March, and will see music shops, teachers, venues and schools throughout the county partner with leading musical instrument brands to offer thousands of FREE music lessons.
So far, participating venues include Musicroom Exeter. The store will be offering free piano, drum and guitar lessons, as well as...
Beethoven’s magnificent Missa Solemnis , widely considered to be his greatest choral work yet rarely performed in the South West, will be brought to life this March through the combined talent of Exeter Philharmonic Choir , the renowned English Chamber Orchestra and four international soloists.
The one-night performance of this theatrical, yet spiritual work celebrates Beethoven’s 250th birthday. Exeter Philharmonic Choir is the city’s longest-established choral group, soon to mark a major milestone of its own - its 175th anniversary.
Our concert series this year will feature performances from our popular trio - virtuoso balalaika player Sergei Kosov (Gnesin Academy of Music, Russia), award winning violinist Yulia Northridge (Petrozavodsk Music Academy, Russia) and concert pianist Ekaterina Shetliffe (Dargomizsky College of Music, Tula, Russia) presenting a new programme by Sergei Rachmaninov, Modest Mussorgsky, Dmitry Shostakovich, Peter Tchaikovsky, as well as arrangements of popular Russian folk songs. We will be joined by a special guest performer mezzo-soprano Iryna Ilnytska at one of our events in Totnes on...
Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns again in 2020 with her latest album and UK tour.
After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.
Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with her latest project: Her album ‘Behind The Wall’ Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically...
KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN –‘On Reflection' Tour 2020 Celebrating 25 years of making music together 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.
Twice winners of ‘Best Duo’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, and 2013. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career.
From the early days of folk supergroup ' Equation ' through to...
Our Christmassy concert with musical director Tim Pithers featuring the lovely Schubert Mass No.2 in G.
We will also sing:- The hauntingly atmospheric Northern Lights by Ola Gjeilo, Gaudete, O Holy Night, For Unto Us a Child is Born (from Handel’s Messiah), Winter Wonderland, and I Wonder as I Wander and a selection of carols with audience participation. Wine or soft drinks and mince pies will be brought to you in the interval.