MUSIC | INVISIBLE MUSIC | FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER

Bellowhead musician Pete Flood presents a music and theatre show about hearing loss 

Bellowhead was one of the most popular folk bands, famously playing at Hyde Park for Radio 2 in 2014. Following its end, Pete Flood – the arranger and percussionist – created a 5- piece band with Platform 4  theatre company.

This is a concert with a difference, like a live concept album layered with exquisite audio snippets. It is inspired by a series of interviews the company made with members of Winchester’s lip reading group and describes their experiences and stories. The aim is to ask questions about hearing loss; What happens when the soundtrack to your life changes; when you are listening but hearing differently?

This is Platform 4’s most personal project to date. Its Artistic Director Catherine Church said “This piece was inspired by my mother who initially started me thinking about this project because she showed me a poem she had written called ‘Surreal Existence’ about her own experiences of gradually losing her hearing. That was the starting point, and from there I started going to Mum’s lip reading class and meeting more people. I asked myself, could I make a sound-piece about the loss of sound?”

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“I was blown away – Beautiful.” BBC South Today.

★★★★“Platform 4 make remarkable work” The Guardian

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, said: “We’re delighted to support Platform 4 through our National-Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme to tour Invisible Music. By putting those who experience hearing loss at the centre of the creative process, Platform 4 present a unique and often unexplored perspective which makes a fantastic contribution to the Arts Council’s commitment to embedding and promoting diversity and will ensure more people in more places can experience and be inspired by the arts.”

 

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

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

Seated

Tickets:

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MUSIC | JAMES & BLACK | SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

Ffar Cotton Promotions presents the blues and soul duo that has worked alongside Gregory Porter and ZZ Top

Bruce James and Bella Black joined forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been spreading their special blues and soul since.  Their music springs from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis. The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs.  

 

Since relocating to Europe in the summer of 2012, James & Black have toured throughout Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain and France, playing close to 150 shows per year and covering over 300,000 km in the process.  

 

They have supported Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara in Leiden at Summer Jazz, Candy Dulfer in Amsterdam at Vondel Park, performed at the Porretta Soul Festival on two occasions  in Porreta Terme, Italy alongside artists such as Bobby Rush and Lattimore, performed at the Enclave de Aguas in Soria, Spain alongside Lee Fields and Nikki Hill, performed at The Barcelona International Jazz Festival and have supported New Yorkers, The Slackers, throughout Germany and Austria.  In April this year they performed at the Baltic Soul Weekender with Sister Sledge and Lenny Williams near Hamburg, Germany as well as a tribute to Allen Toussaint at the Porretta Soul Festival.

 

The duo released their second studio album, “This Time”, in July 2017 with release shows at La Chapelle des Lombards in Paris, the Peer Blues Festival alongside fellow Texans, ZZ Top, and a series of tours in Italy, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Belgium and The Netherlands.

 

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

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

Seated

Tickets:

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MUSIC | BLAIR DUNLOP | THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER

The young folk singer performs at the Marine as part of his new UK album tour for Notes from an Island

Blair Dunlop by Elly Lucas

Following the release of his critically acclaimed 4th album ‘Notes From An Island’, award winning British guitarist, singer and songwriter Blair Dunlop plays a show at the Marine this autumn as part of a UK tour. Looking forward to performing the new songs live, Blair thinks the record is “easily my best yet.”.

The Daily Telegraph Australia described ‘Notes From An Island’ as a massively impressive collection of songs from a young man with talent to burn” in their 4 star review, comparing Blair to Jackson Brown, Richard Thompson and Ralph McTell.

Blair is a true artist in his prime, as is wholly evident on this beautiful record. He has it all’

Ed Harcourt, producer of ‘Notes From An Island’.

A natural storyteller and gifted guitarist Blair will be joined on stage by long term band mates Fred Claridge and Jacob Stoney. The set will consist of new tracks from this most recent release as well as songs from his previous 3 albums – ‘Gilded’, ‘House Of Jacks’ and debut ‘Blight And Blossom’ which won Blair the coveted Horizon Award at the 2013 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

With its timely mix of socio-political insights, tender love tales and impressive virtuosic guitar playing, ‘Notes From An Island’ is very much an album which reflects the age in which it has been created. Nevertheless, as with everything Blair does, it is fuelled by a desire to keep moving forwards, break down barriers and maintain the integrity which has established him as a favourite of not just a growing body of fans but of radio programmers and critics.

His guitar playing, always impressive, has taken another quantum leap, at least in part because of his love affair with his new Gretsch, on which he wrote most of the songs.

Dunlop is an adept guitarist whose epic songwriting instincts prevail on a personal-political fourth album” MOJO

Support from Jack Carty. Jack Carty is an Australian Singer-Songwriter who has just released his 4th album (Hospital Hill) to rave reviews in the UK and Australia. Jack has now cemented his place as one of the Australia’s most promising writer performers and is currently residing in London to build his loyal audience further afield.

£9.50 advance, £12 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

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

Unreserved seating

Tickets:

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MUSIC | TOM ROBINSON | FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER

The 70s singer, 6Music DJ, and activist plays the classic album Power In The Darkness, alongside other hits.

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Born in Cambridge in 1950, Tom Robinson first became known in the late 1970s as a musician and LGBT activist with the Tom Robinson Band (TRB) who were early supporters of Rock Against Racism and Amnesty International. In 1977 their Top 5 debut release 2-4-6-8 Motorway became one of the landmark singles of the UK punk era. Other hits included Glad To Be Gay, Up Against The Wall and the band’s debut album Power In The Darkness which went gold in the UK and Japan.

As a solo artist Tom had further solo hits in 1983 with War Baby and Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio, and co-wrote songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John and Dan Hartman. His 14th studio album Only The Now was released in 2015 featuring guests such as Billy Bragg, John Grant and Ian McKellen. Recent festival dates include Latitude, Green Man and headlining the Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2016.

As a radio broadcaster Tom hosts three shows a week on BBC Radio 6 Music, is a member of the Ivor Novello Awards committee and in 2016 was awarded a fellowship of LIPA to recognition his support for new music artists through BBC Introducing.

To mark the 40th anniversary of 2-4-6-8 Motorway, Tom pays tribute to the original TRB by performing his entire Power In The Darkness album with a classic four-piece lineup. His incendiary live quartet features Faithless drummer Andy Treacey, Richard Ashcroft guitarist Adam Phillips and keyboard virtuoso Jim Simmons plus Tom himself on bass and lead vocals.

 

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£20 advance, £23 on the door. 10% off Theatre Friends

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

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Tickets:

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Over the phone: 01297 442138

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SCREENING | MET OPERA: AIDA | MONDAY 8 OCTOBER

Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko makes her Met role debut as Aida in this thirtieth-anniversary revival of Verdi’s masterpiece.

Verdi’s drama is set in Ancient Egypt, where the Ethiopian Aida lives a life of slavery. She and the Egyptian warrior Radamès, sung by tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, have fallen in love, although the princess Amneris—mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili—is an implacable rival for Radamès’s affections. Then, when Radamès goes into battle, he unwittingly captures Aida’s father as a prisoner of war. As Aida and Radamès face impossible choices between patriotism, passion, and paternal bonds, the stage is set for tragedy. With heart-stopping music and spectacular set pieces, including the famous Triumphal March, Verdi’s towering masterpiece opens the new Live in HD season with a bang.

This is an encore screening

£15 adult  / £10 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.

Tickets:

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MUSIC | JON PLEASED WIMMIN | FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER

House classics, Nu Disco and Electro from the Cream and Ministry of Sound DJ who rose to fame in the 1990s with his flamboyant cross dressing and stylish presence

In the 80s his 3 piece Cabaret act ‘The Pleased Wimmin’ were spotted performing at Kinky Gerlinky by Danny Rampling who immediately invited them to come and be dancers at his club.

Then as a DJ, Jon warmed up for Danny Rampling in Ibiza. An immediate hit with the crowd, requests for guest slots came in thick and fast and he became a regular at clubs such as Fabric, Back To Basics, Pacha, Ministry of Sound, Cream, and Renaissance.

Jon has DJed across the world at locations including Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Japan, South America, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more alongside the whole of Europe.

Jon’s highly stylised dress sense and musical skills made him a regular fixture in DJ Magazine’s top 100 best DJs in the world, coming 5th in 1996.

He has released numerous records, including two UK top 30 hits on the Perfecto label (‘Passion’ & Give Me Strength’) along with releases in 2004 on the Wall of Sound label under the moniker ‘The Visitor’.

Jon has played alongside high profile acts including Pete Tong, 2ManyDJs, Jacques Lu Cont, Danny Tenaglia, Sasha, Carl Cox, Andrew Weatherall, Boy George, Sister Bliss and Erol Alkan.

Jon’s current sets are diverse including music from Purple Disco Machine, Hoxton Whores, Late Night Tough Guy, Soulwax, Lifelike, and Todd Terje.

Support from DJ Jonny Slut

Jonny Slut was the founder of London’s clubnight NagNagNag, famous for its blend of subcultures and musical styles. Since moving to Dorset he has managed to tempt the likes of Boy George, Adamski & Hot Chip to DJ at his Southern Electronic nights in Bridport.


 

£7 advance / £10 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.

Standing

Over 18s only

Tickets:

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MUSIC | MARTIN CARTHY | MONDAY 22 OCTOBER

For more than 50 years he has been one of folk music’s greatest innovators and, at times, a quietly controversial figure.

His skill has won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.

Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums. Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which Waiting for Angels was the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals’ music documentary strand on BBC 2) there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t played.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

‘Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all’ Q Magazine

‘Carthy is a master of the ballad of substance, songs that tell stories, whether they are traditional, his own or from contemporary writers.’ The Telegraph

 

 

£14 advance / £16.50 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends

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

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Tickets:

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MUSIC | SAMANTHA WRIGHT QUINTET AND BELA HORVATH TRIO | TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER

Two very talented young bands play at the Marine Theatre as part of the Jazz Promotion Network’s Emerging Talent scheme

Samantha Wright’s Quintet includes both clarinet and bass clarinet; inspired by the mastery of jazz greats Eddie Daniels, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Giuffre and Eric Dolphy, the quintet combines the enchanting clarinet timbres with piano, bass and drums.

The Bela Horvath Trio plays a mixture of music including intricately arranged well known jazz standards, and originals that blend jazz with Bela’s Hungarian roots to create a unique sound.

Presented with support from the Arts Council, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds College of Music.

“Samantha Wright: a name to watch” Jazzwise magazine

 

 

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

Bar opens 6.30 P.M., starts 7.30 P.M.

Tickets:

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Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC | BEAT SAFARI: DAY OF THE DEAD | SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

Bienvenidos Señores! Time to don your skulls and sombreros to celebrate the Day of the Dead with our Mexican inspired evening of music and dancing, presented by the DJs of Beat Safari.

The Beat Safari DJs immerse the Marine in a night of devilish music at Halloween, with projections and decor too. The Bridport duo love festival music: expect funky beats, ska, ghetto-funk, Latin, Electro Swing, and a few Halloween favourites to keep you dancing. Beat Safari have been running pop-up party nights in Dorset for 5 years. They create a multi-sensory and playful experience with lights, vintage film, and decor.

They’ve built up a large audience locally and have warmed up for The Undercover Hippy and Backbeat Soundsystem, Dreadzone. Festivals appearances include Somerset Reggae Festival and Goren.

Dress code – Freaky, Day of the Dead , Steam Punk 

 

£5 advance / £7 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

Bar opens and starts 8 P.M.

Ages 16+

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Tickets:

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Over the phone: 01297 442138

Booking fee may apply

MUSIC | CHILDREN LOVE DISCO | SUNDAY 28 OCTOBER

This is a Half-Term Halloween Special of our hugely popular daytime party for parents and their children

 

Children (0-10 yrs) and their families can hit the dance floor for . With a real DJ spinning records with floorfillers from the 70s to present day, this young people’s ‘club night’ is very different to a normal ‘children’s party’, with halloween face painting, mask-making, and ghoulish decorations to take home after the party.

There is a spooktacular halloween-theme fancy dress theme.

It’s win-win, with a safe environment for the children to have a great time, whilst adults socialise and have a drink.

Children must be accompanied.

 

£3 children / £2 adults advance and on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.

1:30 P.M. ~ 3:30 P.M.

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Tickets:

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Over the phone:  01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

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