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Liane Carroll - Album Launch with Special Guests

Monday, 27th Jun 2011
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Monday 27th June, Tickets £15, Doors 7pm, Performance 8.30pm

Ticket Update June 23rd - We are nearly sold out for this gig, so the final tickets will be allocated on a strictly first come, first served basis to customers contacting us via phone or email (please leave an answerphone message if necessary). We will contact customers in order of application to process ticket payments. Tickets for restaurant tables are only available for customers having main meals.


Liane Carroll - Album Launch with Special Guests

Tonight is the official launch gig for Liane's long-awaited new album release, Up and Down, with a string of star guests expected on stage - book early to avoid disappointment!

Liane Carroll - vocals/piano
Mark Fletcher - drums
Roger Carey - bass
James McMillan - trumpet
Mark Jaimes - guitar
Plus special guests:
Julian Siegel - tenor sax
Mark Edwards - piano/hammond
And one more star to be confirmed!

Up and Down

In many ways Carroll’s first true ‘studio’ album, produced by Multi-Grammy nominated producer and trumpeter James McMillan. It features a wide range of settings for her spectacular voice from the stripped back intimacy of piano and vocals to the rich warmth of strings and orchestral brass. Recorded over the course of nine months in London, Hastings, Brighton, Prague and Memphis, Tennessee it features the cream of US and UK jazz soloists, with Kenny Wheeler, Kirk Whalum and Julian Siegel to name but a few. The result is a rich record capturing the essence of Carroll’s brilliance and made possible by the generosity of wonderful musicians and arrangers who have literally given their music and love to the project.

In Liane's own words (speaking to Jazzwise), "This album is a complete and utter indulgence, and I don't even feel guilty about saying that. The intent was to do something different. To have the luxury to be able to explore songs.... It's been a completely different process."

"Carroll is a world-class act, but this is the first recording to capture the full range of her expressiveness. Up and Down embraces intimate voice/piano performances, orchestra-backed extravaganzas and jazz jams with soloists of the pedigree of Kenny Wheeler and Julian Siegel" John Fordham

Liane Carroll

Having picked up just about every British jazz award going in the last few years, including the 2008 Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Musician Of The Year," Liane Carroll has been hailed by critics and fans alike as one of our very finest jazz singers.

London born, Hastings raised, the vocalist-pianist Liane Carroll has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney and Gerry Rafferty to the live ‘drum n bass outfit’ London Electricity. But it is only those who have caught her doing her own thing so brilliantly that are in on the secret. Carroll is arguably one of the world’s great jazz singers, capable of jaw dropping passages of vocal virtuosity and swinging like hell one moment and a heart breaking tender interpretation the next, her performances are underpinned by a soulful honesty that gives her an ‘on the edge’ gravitas that is utterly gripping. A classically trained pianist since she was three, before finding her voice and falling in love with jazz and soul, with Carroll you feel that this isn’t just what she does, singing it what she has to do! And it is this compulsion that makes her music so powerfully involving as she brings all the complex turbulence of modern life to the microphone with her.

"Deeply soulful, wonderfully honest" The Times

"Close to musical perfection” Jazzwise

"Utterly brilliant” Time Out

"World-class” John Fordham - The Guardian

"Highly Recommended" Sir Michael Parkinson