Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Leigh Coleman and Matt Carter Trio | Saturday 13 January

Singer Leigh Coleman and pianist Matt Carter, return to Lyme Regis with a high-energy Jazz Jurassica debut at the Marine Theatre.

Leigh Coleman is developing a national reputation for combining both jazz and funk in a style reminiscent of Stevie Wonder, Gregory Porter and George Benson. He’s worked with the legendary soul diva Betty Wright in the States, and the region’s own Joss Stone.

Matt Carter is a prodigious pianist, who brings dynamism and drive to jazz standards, soul and blues. Already a bandleader in his own right, Matt’s developing a growing reputation for his Matt Carter Trio.

This strong double bill delivers soulful jazz classics, from swing to ballads, for a lively evening of jazz you won’t forget.

Jazz in Lyme Regis

Matt Carter

Leigh Coleman (vocals), Matt Carter (keyboard), Gary Evans (drums) and Tom Drewett (bass).

Tickets: £22 + booking fee includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table from 01297 442138 or online below.

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Timings

Doors: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm

Ends: 10pm

 

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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe | Friday 26 January

Nationally acclaimed musicians celebrate the great blues singer Bessie Smith in a narrated music show.

 

Bessie Smith promo Dawn Fletcher-Park

Bessie Smith (1894 –  1937) was an American blues singer. Known as the Empress of the Blues, she was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. In this show, Bessie Smith (played by Julia Titus) and her band, perform alongside narration. It features authentic music from the era, including many of Bessie’s songs.

Bessie’s Blues troupe is made up from internationally acclaimed drummer, Sam Kelly with Paul Jobson on keyboards, Tony Qunta on guitar, Richard Sadler on upright bass, with a special horn section.  The production chronicles her life from a one-room shack in Blue Goose Hollow, through to becoming the highest-paid black entertainer of that time, to the tragic accident on Route 61 in September 1937 which resulted in her untimely death aged 43 years.

Bessie Smith is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and was a major influence on other jazz singers.

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MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE: Ma Bessie and Her Blues Troupe

£6 advance, £8 on the door

Doors open at 1930

Seated

Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Jazz In The Bar – Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts | Sunday 28 January

Jazz pianist Philip Clouts presents the next in his series of intimate gigs in our atmospheric bar.
Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts

Saxophonist Andy Williamson is known for his repertoire of somewhat risqué old blues songs. He’s played with the Big Buzzard Boogie Band on BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4. He has also performed with Tom Robinson, Suggs, and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, and even at Buckingham Palace.

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MUSIC: Jazz In The Bar – Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts

£8 advance, £12 on the door

Doors open at 19:00

Seating and Standing

Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Teddy Thompson | Wednesday 31 January

Teddy Thompson is an acclaimed singer-songwriter with a career that has consistently attracted critical praise. His music is part folk and part pop. The New York Times calls his work “beautifully finessed.” Teddy released his first, self-titled album in 2000.

TeddyThompson 2015

In 2002, Thompson played a key role in drawing his mother out of a 17-year musical retirement to record her landmark disc Fashionably Late, which he played on and co-produced.

In 2008, Thompson released the upbeat and highly acclaimed, A Piece of What You Need, which was declared “one of this year’s best” by The Guardian and debuted at #9 in the UK’s pop charts. A fifth album, Bella, was released February 2011 to much acclaim and led to touring the world with Elton John.

 

In 2014 Thompson gathered his musical clan to release Family, one of the folk records of the year which garnered a multi page, in depth piece from The New York Times.

This is an unusual opportunity to hear Teddy Thompson perform in a small venue. 

Support comes from Jess McAllister who plays free-spirited, nostalgic folk, rock and pop. Switching between electric guitar, banjo and piano, her vocals “leap from fragility to soaring strength that will send all your hairs heavenwards” (FRUK)

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Teddy Thompson

Wednesday 31 January 2018, doors open at 1930

£15 advance / £17 on the door (TF discount applies)

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Into the Groove: 80s Night | Friday 9 February

Get shellsuited and booted for a fun eighties disco at the Marine.

 

80s

 

Expect all the hits from Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Clash Duran Duran, and many more.

Over the top eighties fancy dress is encouraged, but not compulsory.

 

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MUSIC: Into the Groove: 80s Night

Over 18s only

£5 advance, £7 on the door

Doors open from 2000 until midnight

Standing

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Jazz Jurassica | Jazz Supper with Maggie Reeday Quartet | Saturday 10 February

Maggie Reeday is the ultimate entertainer.

First, she’ll captivate with sultry jazz classics (think Ella Fitzgerald) and then lead you through finger clicking swing. At the end of the evening, she’ll have you on your feet with passionate soul classics.

A charismatic performer, Maggie Reeday combines jazz standards with soulful, Latin and blues material. She’s appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, London’s Jazz Cafe, and has even performed for royalty.

You’re guaranteed a lively and exciting evening’s entertainment.

Maggie Reeday

Maggie Reeday

Maggie Reeday (vocals), James Clemas (piano), Gary Evans (drums), Jim Rintoul (bass)

Tickets: £22 + b/f  includes 2- course supper courtesy of Dottie Kitchen

Advance booking is essential to secure your table. Book by calling 01297 442138 or online here

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Doors open at: 6.30

Supper: 7-8pm

Music: 8pm onwards

Ends: 10pm

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

 

For more information please visit here

MUSIC: Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman | Friday 23 February

Irish singer Cara Dillon will perform traditional songs and her own material with her husband Sam Lakeman. This is an unusual chance to see Cara in a small venue.

CARA DILLON Promo1 2018

Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the top of her genre. The Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving acclaim for over 20 years.Expect traditional Irish songs, alongside Cara’s own material.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her new album “Wanderer” which is a collection of moving songs recorded in an intimate setting

with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. They are sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Cara’s warm and natural stage presence have made her performances something to savour for fans around the world.

 “Quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice” (Q Magazine).

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MUSIC: Cara Dillon & Sam Lakeman

£18 advance, £20 on the door (TF discount applies)

Doors open at 1930

Seated

Seating is not allocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC FUNDRAISER: Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures | Saturday 24 February

Help raise money for new music equipment at the Marine while having a great night out; what’s not to like?

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Singer Jess Upton leads this popular Dorset band, with a repertoire of soul, disco, and pop classics. The band has played at a host of festivals such Camp Festival, and the first ever River Cottage music festival in 2016.

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MUSIC FUNDRAISER: Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures

£10 advance, £12 on the door (TF discount applies)

Doors open at 2000

Standing

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Jazz in the Bar ~ Township Jazz with Neil Maya | Sunday 25 February

Acclaimed jazz pianist Philip Clouts continues his intimate series of shows in our cosy bar.

Neil maya

Saxophonist Neil Maya and pianist Philip Clouts have assembled a set which features music from the greats of South Africa including Abdullah Ibrahim, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masakela.

Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town and has loved South African jazz from childhood. The music has influenced his own playing and composing in the worldbeat group Zubop, and more recently in the Philip Clouts Quartet. “It’s a great pleasure to revisit some of my original sources of inspiration for this evening” says Clouts. “We’ll be playing pieces that connect directly to the audience – they are very melodic, with catchy rhythms”

“Emotionally-felt, highly listenable melodies and improvisations which colourfully lift the spirits” Adrian Pallant

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MUSIC: Jazz in the Bar – Township Jazz with Neil Maya

£8 advance, £12 on the door

Doors open at 1900

Seated and Standing

Seating is unallocated

Tickets are available online above or from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres in person or on the phone

Booking Hotline: 01297 442138

Booking Fee may apply

MUSIC: Ain’t I a Woman | Thursday 8 March

Ain’t I A Woman is a choir of professional female singers, which performs alongside two community choirs in this unique concert.

women's choirs

It marks International Women’s Day as well as celebrating 100 years since women’s vote.

They will perform new songs especially for the project about the physicality, spirituality and social context of being a woman, as well as celebrating the stories of inspirational women.They will explore what it means to be a woman, and sing about fertility, motherhood, sexual orientation, gender identity, work, and equal pay.  

It’s presented by Wren Music, a Devon-based charity with a mission to work with music and culture in order to celebrate identity and diversity.  Wren is a music charity with over 30 years’ experience in delivering all aspects of community music. Their mission is to work with music and culture in order to educate, to inspire creativity, to promote inclusion and to celebrate identity and diversity.

 

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MUSIC: Ain’t I a Woman

£10 advance / £13 on the door (TF discount applies)

Doors open at 1930

Seated

Seating is not allocated