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The Happening @ the Lansdown featuring Anja Graefe & Hugh Davies on Thursday 14th November 2019
FEATURING: ANJA GRAEFE AND HUGH DAVIES with support from HARDING MCCABE and hosted by (and featuring music from) award winning songwriters ELLIOT HALL AND SARAH LARKHAM
'...AN ECLECTIC DELIGHT OF THE KIND WE DON´T GET FROM ANYONE ELSE. ONE OF OUR MOST DISTINCTIVE ARTISTS.' -- Sarah Gosling, Radio BBC Introducing
ANJA GRAEFE is a singer and songwriter with a deep earthy voice that marries well with the blues-based songs she writes and performs. The music evokes a variety of moods, from bouncy to contemplative. Almost all the songs she performs are self-penned, with excellent melodies and often very emotive lyrics in English, Italian and German. The German born singer spent 11 years in Italy where she seriously turned to music, studying vocal improvisation with the renowned Tuscan Jazz vocalist Titta Nesti. Anja turned to songwriting in 2010 and has since produced three albums with another one in the making. Anja has been played and interviewed on German national radio Bayern 2, on BBC Introducing, on Novaradio (Italy) and a number of other radio stations across Europe.
HUGH DAVIES is a versatile trumpet and flugelhorn player whose styles range from the baroque to jazz and big band. Hugh has toured and performed with artists as varied as Johnny Mathis, James, Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Alfie Boe, Belle & Sebastian, BBC Concert Orchestra, London Classical PLayers and The Orchestra of The Swan and toured China and Japan with Chicago The Musical. For many years Hugh was a regular performer in London’s West End and played on shows such as Les Miserables and My Fair Lady. He is Principal Trumpet with The Orchestra of The Swan with which he has made many recordings and live TV and radio performances (BBC TV, Radio & Classic FM). He has made many recordings for commercial TV and radio, on advertising jingles and TV soundtracks and theme tunes; recent work includes Location, Location, Location and BBC TV Proms theme. Hugh regularly records brass for Sky TV’s library music company SATV. TOGETHER they will transport you to a smoky club atmosphere, intimate tables with cocktails, a 1030s Berlin or French “caf´conc“ bar where people can unwind, sit back and enjoy a multicultural and multilingual musical journey through the places and cultures Anja has lived in, from mellow piano ballads to Weillean influenced tunes, Italian tales about the sea, songs that recall the blues and folk traditions of North America and finally her song “Portesham“ about a small village in Dorset. If your audience likes music that requires listening, they are in for a treat.
Music Genres: Acoustic
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