The FB Pocket Orchestra with Special Tunisian Seafood Dinner
Ragtime, Hot Jazz and Dances from 1930’s
Friday 12 June
Dinner from 6.30pm. Jazz from 8pm.
Tickets: £15 Jazz only, £30 with Dinner (this covers main course, other courses á la carte)
‘Atmospheric, yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some 100 years ago. The style, glamour and ‘fabulousness’ of this era is captured beautifully on the album.’ Claire Anderson, Jazz FM
The FB Pocket Orchestra was formed in the spring of 2012 by Paul Stevenson, Jenny Russell and Ollie Corbin. Coming from different musical backgrounds, they share a love for the roots of popular music working backwards from the 1930’s. They released their first album, The FB Pocket Orchestra, that year. Their second album, Boot That Thing with Mike Deighan, came out in 2014.
The orchestra presents a contemporary slant on popular acoustic music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. Finding that their musical outcome has greater nuance, rhythmic flexibility and dynamic range if no amplification is used, they try to find venues like Sladers Yard with good acoustics where they can use minimum amplification if zero is not appropriate. The FBPO have played at The River Cottage Canteens, Brasserie Blanc, Carluccio’s, The Albert Hall & The National Trust.
Much of the detail and beauty of this repertoire lies in the subtlety of more traditional instruments and their instrumental scope includes a dazzling array of banjo, cornet, harmonica, accordion, tuba, clarinet, violin etc. While they make no claim to authentic re-creation, they make music that has relevance to a present-day audience and celebrates some of the key attributes of the past. ‘Or to put that more succinctly – we hope to entertain our audiences with music from a time when life was much simpler and more glamorous!’
Te celebrate Bridport Food Festival, Jacqueline Spendlow, the acclaimed head chef at Sladers Yard Café, will present a special Tunisian themed seafood dinner. The £15 dinner ticket covers the main course, a choice from a short menu of wonderful seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes. Starters, desserts, cheese and drinks can be added as desired.
Sladers Yard Licensed Café is open for lunch every day and in the evening only for events. We specialise in Mediterranean and Moorish cooking with daily seafood specials. All our food is freshly cooked on the premises with high quality, ethically produced, local fresh ingredients. We have a 2014 Taste of the West Gold Award and many plaudits and compliments about our wonderful food.
Numbers are limited so book early. Phone 01308 459511 to reserve your tickets.