The Red Lion, Brightwell.

Having had a swinging summer playing mostly as a quintet or quartet, we’re paring down to just vocals and guitar this Sunday, a l’ Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass. We’ll be playing at the delightful Red Lion, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, South Oxfordshire on Sunday 10th November 2019, 6pm -8pm.

Jazz at the Ashmolean

Looking forward to playing some classic(al) swing tomorrow night (Friday 12th April) upstairs at the Ashmolean Museum. We play 7pm-9pm, if you happen to be in Oxford. Alison Bentley – vocals Kevin Armstrong – guitar Phil Berry – double bass

Summer 2018

Fine weather is not normally taken for granted in England, but so far this summer we’ve enjoyed some very fine gigs al fresco. Yesterday afternoon we had a perfect boat trip on the Thames. We’ve performed recently in shady college quads and in several open marquees. We did our French thing for Bastille Day, performed … [Read more…]

Ashmolean Rooftop Restaurant

Great to play at the Ashmolean Museum’s rooftop restaurant last night – a lovely space, especially on a warm summer’s evening. It was especially nice to have Alyn Shipton on double bass (also known as BBC Radio 3 Jazz presenter) and to be playing to a full house. More like this, please.

New Year

Had a very nice New Year’s Eve at the Chequers in deepest Hertfordshire. Big thanks to Martin for booking the band again – also for feeding us so well! We’ve been kept busy with private parties – a 21st birthday party, works parties for Oxford University Press & the staff of JR hospital intensive care … [Read more…]