SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2015
CHRISTCHURCH QUAY FROM 12:00 MIDDAY
GROOVEMEISTER BAND TO PLAY STOMPIN FOR FIRST TIME
Making an appearance for the first time at this year’s Stompin’ are the GROOVEMEISTER BAND a local Bournemouth band they are increasingly making a name for themselves with their mix of funk and soul. A six piece band they play the club hit sounds from the funk, soul and disco era of the late 1970’s and early 80’s
The band consist of Ian Francis on Guitar and lead vocals, Pat Davey on bass Guitar/VOX, Simon Wood on Guitar and Vocals, Pascal Consoli on Drums, Tim Fulker on Saxophone, Flute/EWI and when he is not too busy touring the world Paul Bevis on Drums.
Their local tour schedule this summer includes many local venues with them playing gigs in Weymouth, Broadstone, Poole, Bournemouth, Ferndown as well as here in Christchurch where apart from appearing at this year’s Stompin’ you will find them playing at “The Ship Inn” High Street Christchurch each month this year with the exception of August.
Formed in 2009 the band first plays at the Coalpit Cricket Club just outside Bristol, asked to return again in 2010 which is where they were originally based, since then they hame moved and are based in Bournemouth but still retain their original links to Britsol.
Visiting their website gives you a great taste of what to expect with great club classics including audio versions of “Disco Inferno”, “Play that Funky Music” and a downloadable “September” as well as a few videos including “And the beat goes on”.
Keep visiting the Stompin’ site to see when The Groovemeister Band are on stage but before then you can check out their website http://www.groovemeisterband.co.uk/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Groovemeister/176777819003519 at time of writing I have not been able to find their twitter feed but if you know it please let us at Stompin know!
WHO CAN YOU LOOK FORWARD TO AT THIS YEARS STOMPIN’
The line-up for this year’s Stompin’ is almost complete and what a line up this year promises to be with the return of regular favourites plus some new bands to help you smooth your day away relaxing at the region’s best free jazz festival.
Exact times are still to be confirmed but this year’s line-up includes:
Blue Commotion – currently enjoy acclaimed success with their new album
Not Just Sax
Groovemeister Band –New at Stompin’ this year bring their unique mix of soul funk
(Please note this is not the running schedule, times still TBC)
Over the next few weeks we will be visiting each of the bands here on the Stompin’ website giving you the background facts and links so when you see the band you will know the bands, enjoy!
STOMPIN’ ON THE QUOMPS 2015
The renowned Red Fez Orchestra has announced that as a part of this year’s Stompin on the Quomps they will perform a vibrant evening of 20’s and 30’s jazz at ‘The Royal British Legion’ in Bargates, Christchurch on Friday, 31st July, 2015. (8.00pm)
Formed in 2013, The Red Fez Orchestra is quickly becoming one of the best loved Dance Bands in the UK, playing in their unique style with music of the 1920s and 30s, a golden era of Jazz & Art Deco style. In its time it produced some of the world’s greatest dance bands and introduced us to ‘Flappers’ and the iconic dance crazes – The Charleston & Black Bottom. The 10 piece band features the talents of some of the UK’s finest musicians who have played with famous names specializing in 20′s, 30′s music including ‘The Pasadena Roof Orchestra’, ‘Piccadilly Dance Orchestra’, swing specialists ‘The Regular Joes’ and The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. They all come together to create a great-sounding, Fez wearing, Macassar oil hair-slicked Dance Band!
Come along and dance the Black Bottom Stomp, The Charleston, The Sand Dance or simply Foxtrot the night away; period attire is encouraged but not compulsory. For those not of the energetic persuasion, the band will put on a great show for you to sit and enjoy a drink whilst tapping your toes. Under the musical direction of James Rawlinson and with the dulcet tones of Howard Mitchell’s voice this evening is one to add to your diaries in which to enjoy these the Great Sounding, Fez wearing, Macassar Oil, Hair Slicked Dance Band
Tickets only cost £12 each and are available from The Regent Centre Box Office, Christchurch. www.regentcentre.co.uk 01202 499199
To find out more about the band and the people visit the following website……but make sure you come back to stompin.org
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Welcome to Stompin’ on the Quomps, probably the largest Smooth Jazz festival of its kind in the UK. Stompin’ on the Quomps 21st Anniversary is on Saturday 1st of August 2015.
Why not join us on the banks of the picturesque River Stour on Christchurch Quay? It’s an opportunity to relax and listen to some of the best Jazz in the region, from bands you may already know and love, to bands you may not have heard of.
This year we are really pleased to be hosting The Absolute Music Marquee – come and have a go!
One of the things that makes Stompin’ special is its appeal to all ages, from toddlers through to nonagenarians, and everyone in between, with plenty of entertainment for everyone. Checkout the details on this website, and we hope to see you on Saturday 1st August 2015.
This year as a taster and to get you in the mood, we also have an online programme with audio, and band videos.
If you are coming along, please have a quick look at our Families & Essential Information page.
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