Thursday 26 February 2015

Nicola Farnon Trio on Tour

Sheffield's Nicola Farnon is preparing to embark on a tour with her trio as part of a partnership between Jazz North's northern line and Highlights Rural Touring scheme. The tour will take the trio to 7 venues across Northumberland and County Durham between March 19st and 29th.

From the Highlights North website...

This close-knit, swinging outfit play classy arrangements of popular standards and a mix of swing, Latin and the moving, heart rending ballads that people never tire of. With Nicola Farnon (vocals and double bass), Piero Tucci (piano and tenor sax) and Phil Johnson (drums), you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band.  A joyfully entertaining evening of music and melody to swing yer socks off to.

Sheffields Nicola Farnon manages to combine her exceptional talents of singing and playing bass with a delightfully original and very inclusively warm and witty performance: Piero Tucci - 'a jazzer's dream, as unpretentiously skilful on keys as he is on sax’ -  is breathtaking to not just listen to but watch, especially when he decides to play both instruments simultaneously and Phil Johnson drives the whole performance with an intense and propulsive drumming method which still retains a sensitivity that allows the overall song to shine through. These three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle audiences with its genuine love of music and melody.

Tickets can booked through the Highlights website, as well as full information about the other tours planned through the scheme.

Tour Dates:

Thursday 19th March - Dufton Village Hall, Appleby
Friday 20th March - Levens Village Institute, Cumbria
Saturday 21st March - Howick Village Hall, nr Alnwick
Sunday 22nd March - Holy Cross Church, Haltwhistle
Friday 27th March - Threlkeld Village Hall, Penrith
Saturday 28th March - Garrigill Village Hall, Cumbria
Sunday 29th March - Holy Trinity Church,  Matfen

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