The Moscow Drug Club, the transcendent Troubadours of world jazz and folk will be taking to the Palace Theatre stage on Saturday 3 February to entertain local audiences. Delivering an intoxicating and intimate musical experience, the Moscow Drug Club combine their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Eartha Kitt.
Creating a curious musical place where elements of Berlin Cabaret, Latin Tinge, French musette and storytelling meet, imagine having a few to drink and staggering arm in arm into the darkness of an eastern European cobbled street and stumbling into a bar where Django Reinhardt and Tom Waits are having an after-hours jam with the local Tziganes.
Sarah Hemingway, Marketing and PR Executive at the Palace Theatre said, “We are delighted to welcome the Moscow Drug Club to our stage for the first time, as we expand our programme of live music with an international flavour”.
The band have played some great venues and festivals of note including: WOMAD, National Theatre London, International Gypsy Guitar Festival, Trowbridge Pump Festival, Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival, Purbeck Folk Festival, Le Quecumbar London, Marlborough Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Harbourside Festival, Dartmouth Festival, Larmer Tree Festival, Sundial Theatre, St George’s Music Hall, Bristol Beacon, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival, Twinwood Festival, & Beehive Theatre, Dart Music Festival, Canterbury Festival.
About the Band:
Vocalist, Katya Gorrie was brought up in a theatre family and started working professionally at the age of eleven. She toured with her parent’s company as a young actor dancer and singer, learning as she went and inspired to study all three disciplines. Trained in both classical and jazz vocals, Katya eventually left the theatre and dance behind to focus on a career in music.
Bristol based Jonny Bruce is one of the most in-demand trumpet players on the scene today, working as both a soloist and a lead player in a variety of musical contexts, Jonny has received much critical acclaim for his fiery trumpet work. From Bobby Shew, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis to Kelis and Illa J, his trumpet has seen him perform at venues and festivals across the world with many greats from a variety of genres. Aside from his big band and small group work, he is Musical Director of the Bristol Community Big Band.
Bassist Andy Crowdy lays down a solid grooving foundation to the rhythm section and flashes of virtuosity and can be heard with jazz legends such as Art Themen or John Etheridge or playing guitar and keyboards in his Led Zep Project.
Classically trained pianist, accordionist, and bandoneon player Mirek Salmon has composed music for the British Film Institute and BBC television alongside writing and arranging for Moscow Drug Club as well as his tango trio Tango Calor.
Andy Bowen is a jazz guitarist inspired by Django Reinhardt, George Barnes and Charlie Christian. He has performed throughout the UK at many leading jazz festivals and has shared stages with many leading European gypsy jazz players.
To find out more and to book a ticket please visit the Palace Theatre website:www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk or call the box office on 01803 665800 (normal opening hours, weekdays 11am-3pm).
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