The 11th Nantwich Jazz Blues & Music Festival

Posted on: Saturday, Mar 31, 2007

Thu 5th April to Mon 9th April at various venues in Nantwich.  There are too many events to list here so pop on over to the website and check out the listings.

http://www.nantwichjazz.com/



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Pete Evans

April 2nd, 2007 at 19:18
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For those of you who couldn’t be bothered to treck up to Burnley on Easter sunday, the pub trail at Nantwich is featuring some great free acts.Storm Warning featuring great harp player Son Maxwell, The loving Cup, Jim Kirkpatrick and Heavy Weather are all worth checking. Also a very fine young blues pianist Henri Herbert and ex Runninh Horse house guitarist Colin Staples are a fine duo and acoustic guitarist Davi Bristow is worth a listen. Also Tommy Allen is teaming up with Al Dean for an acoustic duo for the first time.
I’m certainly looking forward to the day.

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Grahame

April 2nd, 2007 at 21:31
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Hi Pete – Think the good lady and I will be at Nantwich on the Sunday – hopefully will pop into The Railway for The Loving Cup, and try and see Tommy, if we can get through the door! She has offered to drive – bless her!

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Ken

April 2nd, 2007 at 21:38
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Ooooh! I’ll be back from Madrid on Sat night. Got room for a big ‘un?

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Grahame

April 2nd, 2007 at 21:41
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That’ll be two big ‘uns with me then! I’ll get round to Morrisons garage and blow the tyres up then! Enjoy your trip, speak to you at the weekend!

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CK What

April 4th, 2007 at 01:28
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Don’t miss pianist Henri Herbert, he often deps for the CKs. In his own right he can blow just about any other boogie player off the planet!

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Pete Evans

April 4th, 2007 at 23:20
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I agree – Tommy Allen asked Henri to join Trafficker after Paul Jobson left the band but Henri was in his final year at Nottingham University and could not commit himself. He did a session with Tommy and it was superb – I certainly recommend him.

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Grahame

April 9th, 2007 at 12:22
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Popped over to Nantwich on a glorious Sunday – here’s a quick few relections (please note large quantities of Guinness and fine ales were taken!) – met the boys in The Crown, where young Henri Herbert and Colin Staples were about to finish – yes Mike, that boy can sure boogie-woogie with the best of them! Moved on to The Red Cow where loveable Scouse acoustic man Raphael Callaghan and partner Christine were entertaining the masses in the garden. Raph had a twittering aviary to his left, nice backing vocals. The great “Liverpool Loop” was given an airing, and a new tune to me “Talking While I’m Walking (could be the other way round!) about the mobile phone! Great line about having Big Bill Broonzy as his ringtone and ringing himself to listen to it. A “You’ve Been Framed” moment before we left as the wooden children’s swing collapsed under the weight of a rather large man (not me!) – thankfully no injuries! From here on to The Railway, for two superb sets from Deeside boys, The Loving Cup. Great covers including three Stones songs, “Stay With Me” and “The Weight” – the band were augmented by a rather nifty harp player. Top stuff! Next stop was to the truly jam-packed Curshaws, involving the first queueing to get in of the day. Dreadfully claustrophobic inside and after a quick pint we were off. Managed a quick word with Pete Evans and Tommy Allen – all the best to him and Beth on their forthcoming child! Quick pint over the road in The Black Lion, and a farewell to the boys, a walk to the car park – catching a couple of numbers from rockabilly band Vavoom at The White Lion, before some chips and home – thanks to the good lady for driving!

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Ken

April 9th, 2007 at 14:19
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Hmmmm… better than my day by 100 miles or so. A few chores and a couple of hours of Spanish homework – that was my day.