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Grand Union Band + Mick Stow Quartet @ William Loveless Hall. On sale 17/12

January 14, 2024

PLEASE NOTE: There will be unreserved seating for this event and space for those who wish to dance!!

There is no musical organisation on the planet quite like the Grand Union Orchestra.

For nearly 40 years, it has brought together musicians and singers born or brought up in all major musical traditions worldwide to reflect vividly the society we live in today.

Acknowledged as a pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK and once memorably commended for ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’, Grand Union continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation, characterised by its story-telling and the authentic lived experience of its artists.

Collectively, the band members have accrued a wealth of experience over the years, either from running their own groups or performing with other artists.

Come join its smaller sibling, Grand Union Band, on a journey through the African diaspora, and across the Atlantic to Latin America and the Caribbean. Enjoy rhythms and music from around the world, including calypso, soca, reggae, salsa and samba. Music to move the feet and lift the heart!

Louise Elliott (Tenor Saxophone/Flute) Claude Deppa (Trumpet/ Percussion) Ros Davies (Trombone/Flute) Yousuf Ali Khan (Tabla/Dholak/Voice) Josh Brandler (Guitar/Voice) Andres Lafone (Bass Guitar) Steve Fox (Drums)

“One thing’s sure: the music makes you feel alive, makes you think and makes you long for a better world.” – On the Edge World Jazz Festival

“These musicians have honed their skills and collaborated as a family for 40 years and their chemistry is one to immerse yourself in.” – Rhythm Passport

“An extraordinary collective of musicians from around the world, playing wondrous music by composer Tony Haynes.” – The Guardian

MSQ specialises in groovy Hammond organ-driven Soul Jazz, featuring tunes by, among others, Booker T., Speedometers, James Taylor Quartet, The Meters, and The Filthy Six.

Cara Bruns (Keys) Jerry Lee (Guitar) Mick Stow (Bass Guitar) Bob Clarke (Drums)

Tickets available from Wivenhoe Bookshop (cash only) or online at Good Show: https://good-show.co.uk/events/432


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Sun, January 14
7:30 pm - 9:45 pm


William Loveless Hall
85-87 High St
Colchester, CO7 9AB GB
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