The Bert Page Band are a talented London based three-piece with bold, original songs. This music is rock that doesn’t fear to travel across borders from folk to jazz. Singer/songwriter Bert plays guitar and fender rhodes while Lenny and Scott hold down the rhythm on bass and drums.
About the Band
One of the most talented keyboarders and painters we know, Bert blends in solid funk, with soulful tunes and a bit of Bad Plus style proggy Jazz thrown in to make an amazingly tasty cocktail.
Lenny is a former dj and producer whose contribution to UK Hip Hop is well-documented. His ear for rhythm and a well-placed bass line led him to take up the electric bass and to his involvement in numerous live and studio projects. His style is integral to this band.
Scott is an innovative, versatile and rocksteady percussionist, whose talents put him in high demand. His effortless style and ability to underpin any groove that comes his way make him the band’s sonic chassis.
Crouch End local Tracie Hunter with Phoebe White and Anna Randall are a three-piece female harmony group.
I was delighted when Tracie, Phoebe and Anna agreed to come and sing at Brand New Start during our Crouch End Festival celebrations. This exciting new band with equally exciting faces just serves to illustrate the great talent hidden in N8. This is your chance to get to see these beautiful girls and more importantly hear their fabulous voices, not from the “balcony” a million miles away but up close and personal from just a few yards. This is one opportunity you definitely don’t want to miss. OK I’ll admit I am VERY biased because I love these ladies, so here (below) is a video so you can decide for yourselves. ….Jonny.
The Rebelles – Press
If you like your rock to stir the cockles of your heart, Tracie Hunter’s forthcoming album, ‘Vasilisa’, will have you reaching for the Kleenex (though hopefully not the noose). Having heard a couple of other tracks from ‘Vasilisa’, first single …
‘Junkman’ is passionately yet sensibly handled with a slow-burning start that gradually drifts over into passionate singing charged with plenty of energy, blistering guitar solos and above all, two fantastic voices!
The song is a great example of what a power ballad should be, and is sang with both feeling and passion by Hunter and Elliot…
Tracie Hunter is easily as good as most female rock singers and better than most, so let’s have this promised third album from her please…
When & Where?
7pm – Midnight on 8th June 2013
Brand New Start Gallery 44-46 High Street, London , N8 7NX UK
This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early to avoid disappointment.
All of us at Brand New Start were delighted when Sean confirmed that he could make a one night appearance at our gallery. Despite the hectic schedule for his ongoing UK tour (see full schedule) Sean has kindly managed to squeeze this very special show here in Haringey, in support of the Crouch End Festival and Brand New Start.
When & Where
June 7th | From 7pm – Midnight | at The Brand New Start Gallery, 44-46 High Street, London , N8 7NX
This is a charity event to raise money for the Haringey community and Brand NewStart Gallery. Donations happily accepted at the door -Please come early as we are not as big as the Albert Hall – yet 🙄
Please give generously
About Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor has grown to be one of the hottest new names in the Eurpoean blues/acoustic scene. His incredible passion for performance, sheer talent and songwriting of the highest calibre is a testament to his frequent comparisons with John Martyn, Neil Young and Tom Waits. Sean appeared at both Glastonbury and Cambridge festivals in 2010 and 2011. His 2011 Glastonbury performance on the Bourbon St Jazz & Blues stage was widely blogged as being a highlight of the festival. Apart from his 3 headline UK tours to date, Sean has also supported the Neville Brothers, John Fogerty (Creedence Clearwater), Band of Horses, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Dukes and Eric Bibb.
Check out this video of one of my personal favourite Sean Taylor songs – ever
Sean Taylor Sings “Stand Up”
Below you’ll find a selection of press and media quotes about Sean Taylor and his music.
“Formidable and skilled…recalls Chris Isaak. ****” Uncut
”An absolutely superb guitarist … reminiscent of John Martyn” Bob Harris, Radio 2
”A bluesy devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn” Q Magazine
“My main listen today – Springsteen and Taylor are cheering my day…brilliant, stunning songs. Great album.’ Mark Harding, Radio 2
”A star in the making …a superb talent” Metro
“Sean Taylor is a wonderfully talented modern troubadour whose sincere, thoughtful songs pull you in. I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him. He swings. Check him out!” Eric Bibb
“Sean Taylor is the king of the singer-songwriter styling … A classic album” Maverick
“Sean Taylor is the finest acoustic blues talent to appear in the UK for many a year…Exceptional. Expect a Mercury nomination” Love Music Hate Racism
“The raw beauty of the guitar and piano…raw, cliche free; tugs at the soul” Acoustic Magazine
“Slow burning, haunting, dextrous picking…Taylor is a find (8/10)” Classic Rock
“Prodigiously talented singer-songwriter…touchstones would be Tom Waits and John Martyn” R2 Magazine
”Great!” Willy Vlautin
”Calm, collected … sensual. Hypnotic” Guitar and Bass Magazine
“Beautiful…driving…an album I have come to love” Fatea Magazine
”Effortlessly beguiling…quite superb…this classy and understated work assuredly evokes the ghost of John Martyn” Blues Matters
”A massive young talent…the voice of a poet…superb” Flying Shoes
Given the size of our venue this is indeed a rare opportunity for fans to see Sean “up close and personal”
OK so there is a limited number of tickets available so please book ASAP – We don’t like to disappoint you!
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