Jazz Dinner with Mandy Meadows Trio (Accordion, Guitar and Vocal) - Fri 6 Sep
Date: Friday 6 September
Time: 19.30 to 22.30
Price: £22 per person for 2 courses or £25 for 3 courses; all served with a glass of red/white wine and canapés on arrival.
The Mandy Meadows Trio will present a selection of French tunes, Jazz Standards and Latin Tunes at our jazz dinner in September. Combining Guitar, Accordion and Vocals - this is set to be an intimate evening of beautiful songs to move the soul, and toe tapping gypsy style tunes to warm the whisky-laced heart. With Mike Guy on accordion and Pedro Velasco on guitar.
"Meadows belts out the Piaf classics with verve, style, oomph and a mesmerising musicality… an explosion of vibrant emotion-twanging excitement that grabs the audience by the heart-strings and delivers rapturous applause. Meadows delivers the songs with flair and panache and that authentic throaty French uvular trill that was Piaf’s trademark characteristic and she manages to create that mysterious je ne sais quoi that Piaf’s music was, and still is, imbued with. It’s a great show – catch it if you can."
Peter Yates, LondonTheatre One.
About Mandy Meadows
Mandy Meadows is a fine New Zealand Jazz, Pop and Cabaret singer based in London. Her band “Mandy And The Mood Swings”, who cover pop songs in a jazz and vintage style (like Post-Modern Jukebox), recently performed for celebrities and politicians at the 50th Jubilee of the Luxurious Park Hotel in Chennai, India. Another notable performance was the 100th Jubilee of the Royal Airforce, where they performed under the wings of a Lancaster Bomber Aircraft. Recently she returned from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival after a week of shows with critically acclaimed “The Girls from Oz”, an antipodean three-part harmony group.
Mandy recorded her album of jazz standards “Oceania” in Brooklyn, NYC in 2015 with “The Queen’s Cartoonists” inspired by her time spent performing on luxury cruise ships.
Accordionist - Mike Guy
Originally from Melbourne, in 2004 Mike spent a few months in the Caribbean before moving to London, where he has worked with a host of UK and international talent including Sophie Solomon, The Puppini Sisters, Nina Ferro, Osvaldo Chacon, Roberto Pla, Lisa Stansfield, Dame Edna Everage, Macy Gray, the National Symphony Orchestra, Anais Mitchell, Todd Sickafoose and others. Mike performs regularly at a host of venues throughout central London, including the Quecumbar, the 606 Club, the Vortex, the Spice Of Life,Pizza Express Dean Street, the Pheasantry and others.
Guitarist - Pedro Velasco
Pedro Velasco is a London-based guitarist who specialises in improvised music. Born in Lisbon, Portugal, he began playing piano at age nine and, inspired by the Brazilian music he was surrounded by at home, picked up a guitar at age 12. He moved to London in 2003 to study at Middlesex University with Nicki Isles, Chris Batchelor and Stuart Hall and in 2007 he graduated with a first-class honours degree in Music (Jazz Performance). He now performs not only on guitar, but on other string instruments as well, including double bass, Portuguese guitar and oud, playing prolifically across London and the UK, and he’s also toured Europe with the free-improv group, Splatter.
Grilled chorizo with pepper and tomato
Five beans chilli with mature cheddar and nachos (v)
Stirred fried pork belly and long beans with rice,
Oriental vermicelli noodle salad with basil, carrots, pepper, mint and peanuts, in lime and chilli dressing (v)
Oreo brownie trifle
Lemon and sugar crepe
To reserve your table, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8417 1600 with guest names and menu options.
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