Royal Jam – “The Music Of The Crusaders"
Entry Requirements: Under 16s are not permitted in the venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
Royal Jam – “The Music Of The Crusaders”:
The band revisit the music of the legendary West Coast jazz and jazz/funk pioneers bringing together some of UK’s finest players to mirror the classic line-up of sax and trombone, piano, guitar, electric bass and drums.
Tasked with articulating the distinguished and so very recognisable piano groove and technique of the great Joe Sample is Carl Hudson (Leroy Hutson, Dexter Wansel, Culture Club, Brenda Russell) and Carl’s virtuoso playing style works beautifully in achieving just that together with Pete Beachill on trombone (Sting, Kate Bush, Herbie Hancock, Hermeto Pascoal), Jim Hunt on saxophone (Gregory Porter, Primal Scream, Jamiroquai, Brand New Heavies), both crack soloists in their own right, their tandem horn sound perfectly evokes the signature Crusaders vibe.
On guitar Tim Cansfield (Bee Gees, Seal, Stevie Winwood, Billy Preston) and bass player Ernie McKone (Paul Weller, Galliano, Sister Sledge, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) plus top drummer Geoff Dunn (Van Morrison, Incognito, Joe Cocker, Donna Summer) complete what is surely as highly accomplished a rhythm section as you could find.
With such an enviable body of work to choose from this provides a wealth of celebrated Crusaders tracks for these indisputably top-class musicians to visit and explore.
8.30pm (Doors 8.00pm) Tickets £15 in advance & £17 on the door