Getting 2018 off to a riotous start!
Unitarian Church, 5 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW (also known as Memorial Church)
Friday 19th January 2018, doors open 7.30pm, music from 8pm-ish.
£10 cash on the door, advance tickets online £8 (plus 80p booking fee) from wegottickets.com.
There will be a cash bar serving beer, wine and soft drinks.
James Allsopp - baritone saxophone & bass clarinet
Chris Batchelor - trumpet & cornet
Paul Clarvis - drums
Liam Noble - piano and keyboards
'Everything is not quite what it seems, at times quite deliciously!' - Stephen Graham, marlbank.net
PIgfoot burst onto the London scene in 2013 with their highly original take on New Orleans jazz ‘21st Century Acid Trad’, recorded live at the Vortex. At their ongoing Vortex residency ‘Pigfoot Play…’ they have expanded their repertoire in all directions, with gigs dedicated to Opera, Motown, Elvis, Bacharach and the music of 1972, all spontaneously transformed by the band’s wild musicality and wry humour.
This imaginative approach to popular material by the all-star line up has been met with critical and audience acclaim at festivals throughout the UK. They have just completed recording their second CD ‘The Pigfoot Shuffle’ due for release in Spring 2018.
Here they turn their genre-bending skills to re-workings of a range of classic material; Led Zeppelin’s raucous ‘Black Dog’, the 70’s funk of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Pusherman’, the South African township transformation of a Mozart aria from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ and, uniquely, a medley of Elvis Presley and Wagner material.
The Pigfoot sound has developed, with the introduction of Liam Noble’s creative and individual keyboard setup, which allows Chris Batchelor and James Allsopp to combine as a flexible and powerful frontline, egged on by the inspired eccentricity of Paul Clarvis’ sparky and spiky drumming. Anything can happen!
'Pigfoot lures you into a world where you can hear it's not safe to go out at night, but you're gonna have a heck of a good time if you do!'
Kai Hoffman, londonjazznews.com
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Listen! is run by Carol Garrison and Graham Lee, enthusiastic audience members - and avid listeners - for many years. Our aim is to complement Cambridge's lively music scene by giving musicians who might not be heard elsewhere in the city an opportunity to play for an audience with open ears. Our main focus is on new, original and improvised music, but that's not all!