[jazz/folk/circus] The Cloggz
Doors at 5pm, vacate by 7:30pm
Ticket is inclusive of a set menu
Doors at 7:30pm, vacate by midnight.
Two sets of music with an interval, food purchased separately view full menu
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Fairground jazz folk troubadours, The Cloggz, have been described as “a wonderful mix of everything” by Clare Teal – BBC Radio
“When The Cloggz play it’s not so much a gig as a musical voyage. The result is mesmerizing” – Brighton Argus
They weave a rich textured tapestry of modern jazz, Balkan folk, big band, classical, latin and the carnival music of the circus to create a mighty swirl of pan-European celebration. The band deftly combine virtuosic musicianship, detailed ensemble playing and nimble improvisation. The Cloggz sound is consistently described as cinematic – not so much in the sense of the grand blockbuster score but more as a spontaneous soundtrack to the nostalgic brilliance of the movies of Keaton, Fellini, Terrence Malick and Wes Anderson.
The Brighton-based Cloggz were formed in 2014 by Mark Edwards (piano, accordion, ukulele) and features some of the UK’s leading jazz musicians and multi-instrumentalists. The band have slowly been building a devoted following for both their live shows (including The National Theatre and St.James’ Theatre in London, and Brighton and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals) and their recordings. Mark Edwards solo album ‘In Deep’ was Jamie Cullum’s pick of the month on BBC’s ‘JazzHouse’ and Mark has performed with Katie Melua, Paul Weller, Marc Almond, The Magic Numbers, Adrian Utley, Daryl Hall, Dave Stewart, Terry Callier, Roddy Frame, Liane Carroll, Style Council, Carleen Anderson and Incognito amongst many others.
‘Sawdust & Spangles’, The Cloggs latest album, brings together the sweeping range of the band’s inspirations and influences in a whirling, imaginative panoply of musical celebration. From the effervescent fairground organ of the opener, Szpilman, to the melancholic tenderness of Souvenir, the album takes in East European music hall (Baby Elephant), bossa nova lushness (I Dive Deep), Weillian gipsy folk (Yma) and orchestral jazz filmscore (Gabriels’ Oboe).
“Engaging, wonderfully quirky, a coherent bridge between jazz and film music in a swaggering Kurt Weillish ambiance. One evocative mood after another” – Jazzwise
“You’ll be charmed, humoured, enticed and tickled! Music executed with accuracy, delicacy, emotional depth and energy” – Julian Joseph, BBC Radio
“A wonderful mix of everything … ticks all the boxes for me … celebrating sounds and textures… I love the humour in it, the inventive nature in it” – Claire Teal
Ticket and Venue information:
- You can request to be seated in ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Duke’ (side wall), ‘Billie’ (front of stage) or ‘Mingus’ (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats.
- Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
- Seating in ‘Ella’ or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows) is allocated last, unless specifically requested. Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view
- All seats are at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
- You can view a seating plan here
SPECIAL ACCESS NEEDS
- Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
- We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor