Blues, Ragtime, Hot Jazz and Dances from 1930’s
Saturday 27 December
Dinner from 6.30pm. Jazz from 8pm.
Tickets: £15 Jazz only, £30 with Dinner.
Sladers Yard is delighted to welcome the stylish FB Pocket Orchestra for a cabaret evening of dinner, jazz and dancing with a 1930’s theme. Dress up if you like, bring your party and enjoy a night out in style.
‘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 the spring of this year.
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.
They also feel that much of the detail and beauty of this repertoire lies in the subtlety of more traditional instruments. Accordingly, they have broadened their instrumental scope to include 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!’
Preceded by a delicious dinner cooked by Jacqueline Spendlow, the acclaimed head chef at Sladers Yard Café, the £15 dinner ticket price includes a choice from a short menu of wonderful seafood, meat and vegetarian main courses. Starters, desserts, cheese and drinks can be added as desired.
Numbers are limited so book early. Phone 01308 459511 to reserve your tickets.