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Hue & Cry

A SPECIAL INTIMATE STRIPPED BACK CONCERT

This performance will include an eclectic programme of their classic hits, material from their awaited new album ‘Pocketful of Stones’ and contemporary repertoire performed in their own distinctive style with beautiful arrangements.

Brothers Patrick and Gregory Kane formed Hue and Cry in 1983, the duo made a huge impact in the late 80’s with the albums ‘Seduced and Abandoned’ and ‘Remote’, as well as the massive hit singles such as ‘Labour of Love.’

Albums like ‘Stars Crash Down’ and ‘Jazz Not Jazz’ ensured Hue and Cry’s continued triumph in the 1990’s, whilst the release of the hugely applauded ‘Open Soul’ in 2008 brought them firmly back into the limelight. 

“New Orleans grooves brilliantly nailed” – Independent

Kandace Springs

There’s an increasingly loud buzz around Kandace Springs, the 27-year-old Nashville-based singer-pianist who combines old-soul jazz sophistication with a tasteful touch of R&B and pop.

Springs and her expressive, smoky alto recently migrated to Blue Note Records and relaunched herself as a bona fide jazz artist. Her dazzling Blue Note debut, 2016’s Soul Eyes, reveals the influences of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack, and Norah Jones.

“This gently acoustic, sophisticated and affecting album is one of the year’s best so far” - The Times

Eric Bibb

Blues meets gospel and soul when Eric Bibb sings from a beautifully realised repertoire of soulful, gospel-infused folk and blues; a melding of traditional rootsy American style with a subtle contemporary sensibility.

Those who have followed Bibb’s career, know that Bibb owes much of his success to the subtle balance he has achieved between tradition and modernity. This is true of his music, and even more so of his lyrics, as he treats themes such as love, the universality of man, and his belief in mankind with a sincerity that never sounds jejune, a simplicity that’s never trivial, an empathy that carefully avoids pathos.

“The heir to the roots and blues throne created by Richie Havens and Taj Mahal” - New Yorker

“A voice to die for!” - The Times

Seth Lakeman

Seth will be performing songs from the new album and other live favourites from his back catalogue, at the beautiful and intimate setting of St Mary’s Church, Rye.

Seth Lakeman’s eighth studio album Ballads of the Broken Few is a stunning combination of his dynamic song writing and playing, produced by Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Kings of Leon, LauraMarling) and the sublime harmony vocals of emerging young female trio Wildwood Ki.

Seth Lakeman has relentlessly pushed his musical boundaries and those of folk and roots music. With “Ballads of the Broken Few” Seth demonstrates yet again that, far from being complacent, he is constantly exploring new and bold musical paths. His new album is out now on Cooking Vinyl.

“Gutsy honesty and virtuosity” - The Guardian

Rye Jazz & Blues Festival Dates & Tickets

19:15

Friday

25 Aug

2017

Hue and Cry

St Mary's Church

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19:15

Saturday

26 Aug

2017

Kandace Springs

St Mary's Church

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19:15

Sunday

27 Aug

2017

Eric Bibb

St Mary's Church

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14:15

Monday

28 Aug

2017

The Ronnie Scott's All Stars

St Mary's Church

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18:30

Monday

28 Aug

2017

Seth Lakeman

St Mary's Church

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