Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard

04 June 2012

Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

One of the most interesting bands New York has to offer, Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard bring their melodic, uplifting and articulate music to Lakeside Theatre for a Bank Holiday special, fresh from supporting British legends Pulp.
Ranging between contemplative folk and distortion-fuelled garage rock, their music perfectly underpins the wonderfully sung stories of inspired frontman Lewis, whose artworks and low budget films accompany the show.
Watch Jeffrey Lewis and Junkyard on Youtube
1) Cult Boyfriend
2) Don't Be Upset
3) Jeffrey Lewis Documentary
Support comes from Wivenhoe based musician Lou Terry.
“…his evocative, heartfelt, pin-sharp lines hit compelling grooves, all twists and turns, grin-inducing couplets and weirdness” BBC Music
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Polar Bear

25 February 2012
Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Making a welcome return to Lakeside Theatre, Polar Bear are a London-based avant-garde jazz combo led from the back by BBC award winning drummer Seb Rochford. Pioneering a new form of British jazz, Polar Bear’s pulsating electronic soundscapes, dance friendly beats and catchy sax melodies lend their music wide appeal to audiences from traditionalists to people who don’t normally do jazz.

“The big-hitters of the current new wave” Independent on Sunday

The John Law Trio

17 February 2012

Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Sensational pianist John Law leads his highly acclaimed ensemble in an evening of breathtaking original and popular jazz. Playing the best material from his acclaimed Art of Sound trio as well as ingenious reworkings of tunes from the standard jazz repertoire, John Law’s highly accomplished trio features Yuri Goloubev on bass and percussionist Asaf Sirkis.

“sheer technical brilliance” The Telegraph
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Lucinda Belle Orchestra  
February 2012
Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Singer, songwriter and jazz harpist Lucinda Belle is a rising star of the British music scene. Having played alongside Rufus Wainwright and Robbie Williams she is now building a reputation with Lucinda Belle Orchestra.
Belle’s soft toned melodies ring out over the cafe jazz of her versatile orchestra whose tunes effortlessly reference 1920’s Parisian gypsy cool and pop icons such as Lady Gaga and Amy Winehouse. Playing music from her 2010 debut album My Voice and My 45 Strings, don’t miss the incredible Lucinda Belle Orchestra. 
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Three Bonzos and a Piano
25 November 2011 
Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Three original members of legendary sixties surrealists Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band create musical mayhem and chaos on the chords. Expect subversive fun and musical madness as Roger Ruskin Spear, Rodney Slater and Sam Spoons play classic Bonzo Dog hits and bring you the mad spirit of the ageless band who collaborated with Monty Python and influenced every major UK comedian from Bill Bailey to Stephen Fry and Eddie Izzard ‘the undisputed heavyweights of comedy pop’ Daily Express

Tickets: UoE Students £8, UoE Staff & Concessions £12, Full £15

Alec Dankworth's Spanish Accents
19 November 2011
Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Alec Dankworth’s long-standing love of all things Spanish provided the inspiration for this group. Metheny, Corea, even Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world.

A heady mix of top British players - saxophonist Mark Lockheart, Rowland Sutherland on flute and Alec Dankworth on bass all interweave with the Spanish drum work of Demi Garcia, guitar of Phil Robson and mellifluous vocals of Emily Dankworth and make Spanish Accents an unmissable line-up.

“Alec Dankworth is a rock-solid, imaginative jazz bassist” The Guardian
Tickets: UoE Students £8, Concessions £12, Full £15





Eastern Roots presents West African Blues Project

Saturday 12 March 2011

Performance Time: 20:30
Venue: Lakeside Theatre
A spellbinding blend of electric blues and acoustic strings, West African Blues Project unites Senegalese kora maestro Diabel Cissokho with distinguished bluesguitarist Ramon Goose.
Having collaborated with some of the finest musicians of their respective genres, West African Blues Project’s debut release, Mansana Blues was widely regarded as one of the best cross over albums of 2010.
Expect an intoxicating concert borne of a meeting of rich musical cultures as the
duo make their much anticipated return to the Lakeside Theatre.
Tickets:Full £10, UoE Students £5

Together: Joanna MacGregor and Adriano Adewale

Sat 5 March 2011

Performance Time: 20:30    

Venue: Lakeside Theatre

Outstanding virtuoso pianist Joanna MacGregor and Brazilian master percussionist Adriano Adewale join forces to present an eclectic and boundary crossing solo and duo programme featuring new arrangements and original compositions that span classical, jazz, world and contemporary music.
Tonight’s concert is the hotly anticipated rescheduling from December last year and tickets for that show remain valid tonight.

Ticket Prices: Full: £12.00,