MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: LATIN JAZZ WITH PETE CANTER | SUNDAY 27 JANUARY

From the lilting bossa-novas of Brazil to rhythms of Cuba, jazz musicians have found Latin music to be a continuing source of inspiration. Explore it at our regular night, in the Marine’s bar overlooking the Cobb.

Fine saxophonist Pete Canter, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano, will be playing music from Brazilian icons Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto, and jazz greats such as trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie and pianist Chick Corea.

Pete has recorded several albums which have been very well received, and played at major UK festivals including the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, Bude Jazz Festival and Exeter Vibraphonic.

“Varied, exciting, exceptional”Musician Magazine

“Pete Canter is an inventive soloist with a distinctive sound” Ian Mann

 

 

£8 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

SCREENING MET OPERA: CARMEN MONDAY 4 FEBRUARY

Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production, broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.

Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo – bass Alexander Vinogradov.

Encore Screening.

Duration: 201 minutes including interval.

£5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | DAVID FORD | SATURDAY 9 FEBRUARY

‘Unmissable – 5 out of 5.’ ~ The Guardian. The award-winning songwriter appears in Lyme Regis

With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show described by the British music press as “unmissable,” David Ford is essential listening. His songs combine Americana, English melodicism, and a touch of rock ‘n’ roll – tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. Ford’s emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love recall Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Randy Newman.

A multi-instrumentalist and master of the loop pedal, Ford’s mesmerising live performances regularly sell-out venues on both sides of the Atlantic. As well as playing headline shows to his devoted and loyal fan base, he has toured with and supported artists such as Elvis Costello, Ray LaMontagne,  Richard Ashcroft, and Suzanne Vega.

Hailing from the South Coast of England, Ford has been lauded by press and public alike throughout his fifteen year solo career. His debut album, I Sincerely Apologise For All The Trouble I’ve Caused, was included in both The Times and Word Magazine’s top ten albums of the year and his fourth album, Charge, was described by press as his “best album to date. ” His records have achieved number one slots on iTunes and in February 2014, which saw him travelling to Paris to receive the French Grammy award for song of the year.

“Unmissable – 5 out of 5.” The Guardian

“One of Britain’s best.” The Times

“Genuine depth and striking authority.” Rolling Stone

Smart, angry, witty, emotional songs, delivered with raw-throated passion.” The Telegraph

“Puts everything into every word.” The LA Times

“Sends a chill up the spine.” The Sunday Times

£12 advance / £14.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH SQUARE ONE | SUNDAY 10 FEBRUARY

This is a free entry post-roast music session, with local drinks and a relaxing atmosphere.

 

This special edition is hosted by Square One, a popular local band that plays country fuelled southern rock born in the South-West of England. Square One have forged their sound and merged their influences to create huge stompin’ rootsy riffs and songs you can’t help but sing. Their live shows are energetic and powerful, bringing an all American party to this side of the pond.

Influenced by artists like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean-but inspired by all the classic rock music they grew up listening to-Square One’s sound packs a punch that’ll get you moving.

Free entry, no tickets
Bar opens and starts 5 P.M.

CINEMA | A STAR IS BORN | FRIDAY 15 FEBRUARY

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate tale of Jack and Ally, two artistic souls coming together, on stage and in life.

Theirs is a complex journey through the beauty and the heartbreak of a relationship struggling to survive.
In this new take on the iconic love story, four-time Oscar nominee Cooper (“American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Silver Linings Playbook”), makes his directorial debut, and also stars alongside multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Gaga in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper portrays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers and falls in love with struggling artist Ally. She has given up on her dream to become a successful singer, until she meets Jack, who immediately sees her natural talent.

The film also stars Andrew Dice Clay (“Blue Jasmine”), with Dave Chappelle (“Chi-Raq”) and Sam Elliott, whose nearly 50-year career includes standout performances in such films as “Mask,” “Tombstone” and, most recently, “The Hero.”
In addition to playing Ally, Gaga—who earned an Oscar nod for the song “Til It Happens to You” from the film “The Hunting Ground”—performs original songs in the film with Cooper, which they wrote with a handful of artists, including Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell and Mark Ronson. The music is original and all vocals for the movie were recorded live during filming.

Certificate 15, 135 minutes

£5 advance / £6.50 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | STREISAND | SATURDAY 16 FEBRUARY

The iconic sound of a legend in music and film, is celebrated in a brand new production touring theatres across the country 

Join the singer Winter as she performs some of the most beautifully crafted songs ever written. Expect to hear all the hits – Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, Woman In Love, Evergreen, Tell Him, The Way We Were, and many more.

Performed by a stunning live band, complete with the depth of double bass, keys, and violin – a wonderful evening of music not to be missed.

Brought to you by Total Productions.

£17 advance / £21 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | JAZZ IN THE BAR: JAZZ GOES TO HOLLYWOOD | SUNDAY 24 FEBRUARY

Singer Heather Wensley guests in this special concert exploring Hollywood’s favourite jazz tunes

 

Many classic jazz songs have been featured in Hollywood films and Broadway shows. This concert is a chance to soak up some of the glamour, while in our lovely bar overlooking Lyme Bay. Expect tunes like ‘Get Happy’ as originally performed by Judy Garland, and ‘I’ve got the World on a String’ as sung by Frank Sinatra.

Your guide will be vocalist Heather Wensley, accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano. After graduating in music performance in Manchester, Heather’s reputation as a vocalist has gone from strength to strength, delighting audiences. Heather’s influenced by artists as diverse as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Chaka Khan,  but has developed her own unique and unforgettable singing style.

Heather’s career has taken her all over the UK and abroad performing for festivals, arts centres, and private clients including Jasper Conran, and Harvey Nichols. She also performs as a guest with the popular ‘Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra’, which features some of the top musicians in the UK.

 

 

£8 advance / £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | FLEETWOOD BAC | THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

The world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band: endorsed by Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up.


Over the last few years they have received rave reviews from ‘The Stage’, Fleetwood Mac fansites, Stevie Nicks’ website; and from audiences as far afield as Dubai, St. Tropez, the Cayman Islands and Monte Carlo. They recently sold out the Minack Theatre in Cornwall.

 

Fleetwood Bac have also been rated by The Times newspaper as one of the U.K.’s top 5 tributes. Fans include original Mac bassist and biographer Bob Brunning, who joined the band several times on stage, and Peter Green’s official biographer Martin Celmins. The sound, the look, the mystical atmosphere and on-stage chemistry are all portrayed with the passion and energy that got the seal of approval from ‘Big Daddy’ Mick. The Fleetwood Bac show focuses on the ‘Rumours’ era of the band (still the 5th biggest-selling album of all time). You can expect to hear all the best songs, including Dreams, Don’t Stop, and Go Your Own Way.

‘Keep up the good work! Much luck.’ Mick Fleetwood

‘Loved the show, really enjoyed playing with you.’ Bob Brunning, Fleetwood Mac bass player

‘Stevie looks fabulous… Lindsey’s act is well sussed… Mick is entertaining to watch throughout… Christine is unbelievably accurate… first-rate.’ Martin Celmins, Peter Green’s official biographer

‘Musical archaeologists reconstruct their favourite rock mammoth with painstaking accuracy.’  The Times

 ‘Spot on. A thoroughly professional and entertaining evening. Fans of the real thing will certainly not be disappointed.’  The Stage

£16.50 early bird / £19 standard / £21 on the door. 10% off Theatre Friends (for standard and on the door).

Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.

Seated

Tickets:

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In person:  Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

SCREENING | MET OPERA: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT | MONDAY 4 MARCH

Full of wit and invention, Donizetti’s comic opera is a delight. This is an opera event broadcast from New York to Lyme Regis.

 

The famous aria “Ah, Mes Amis,” with its nine high Cs, is one of opera’s most show-stopping numbers. Bel canto stars Pretty Yende and Javier Camarena take on the challenging vocal fireworks in Laurent Pelly’s hilarious staging. Orphaned as a small child and raised by an entire army regiment, the spirited Marie has grown up as the regiment’s ‘daughter’, raising morale and spreading joy. Tonio, a local man, falls in love with her and even joins the army for her sake. But a chance encounter with a noblewoman sparks a sudden revelation, and a tale unfolds of secret identities, long-lost family, and murky pasts.

£15 adult  / £5 under 18s advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

The on the door price is exclusive to Met Opera screenings

Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.

MUSIC | AMY MAYES WITH ROBBIE MCINTOSH BAND | SATURDAY 9 MARCH

Amy sings regularly with blues musician Ben Waters. In this concert she sings with Robbie McIntosh’s Band – he’s Paul McCartney’s guitarist. She recently performed at his Chuck Berry concert at Ronnie Scott’s, being joined on stage by Ronnie Wood and Johnny Depp.

 

Robbie McIntosh has quietly accumulated a CV which beggars belief, supplying his peerless guitar work to Tom Jones, Norah Jones, and John Mayer, but most famously as Paul McCartney’s guitarist. Expect classic soul and blues, alongside original numbers. Amy has recently been signed to WHM Music and has released her debut E.P called simply ‘An Introduction’. Tracks feature the brilliant guitar virtuoso Robbie McIntosh, and the equally brilliant Boogie Woogie pianist Ben Waters, plus her incredible band. After graduating from the prestigious Leeds College of Music in 1999, she studied under the jazz vocalist Tina May and sang in the Duke Ellington Repertoire Orchestra.

With support

£8 in advance / £10 on the door

Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

Online: click on link above

In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres

Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply. Read more here.