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Jazz Jurassica: SWEET SOUL MUSIC REVUE – cancelled

Friday 22 May 2020

The opening night of Lyme's jazz festival celebrates the enduring appeal of soul music. Matt Carter’s funky soul band recreates the danceable grooves and hook-laden tunes of soul classics from the 60s and 70s.

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Bar opens 7:30 P.M.
Starts 8:30 P.M.
Advance £18.00
On the door £22.00

10% off for members

Unreserved Seating

Tickets available in person from Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres and over the phone on 01297 442138.

Booking fee may apply.

The opening night of Lyme's jazz festival celebrates the enduring appeal of soul music. Matt Carter’s funky soul band recreates the danceable grooves and hook-laden tunes of soul classics from the 60s and 70s.

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Fronted by Leigh Coleman and Phoebe Jane on vocals, the evening promises the blues of Etta James, the gospel of Aretha Franklin and the funk of Sam & Dave.

Matt Carter

Matt Carter

is developing a reputation for his dynamic piano playing and creative arrangements. For this evening’s performance, he’s assembled a six piece band to include some of the region’s finest young musicians. Strap in for driving rhythms alongside punchy horns to recreate the characteristic sounds of Memphis, Atlanta and Detroit.

Leigh Coleman

Leigh Coleman

is not known as “Soulman Coleman” for nothing! He’s worked with Joss Stone, Beverley Knight and the legendary Betty Wright in the US and is a fine soul singers. Last year, together with Matt, he delivered one of the festival’s most memorable shows with a vibrant and passionate tribute to Stevie Wonder.

Wedding Venue
Phoebe Jane


Phoebe Jane

is what you’d get if you mix Beyonce, Jill Scott, Aretha and Etta James in one spine-tingling vocal package! She fronted ‘Joey the Lips’, one of the South’s most successful soul bands but is now concentrating on her solo career. Phoebe will bring her distinctive vocal to serious soul classics.

Vocals: Leigh Coleman, Phoebe Jane

Keyboard: Matt Carter

Guitar: Steve Down

Bass: Seth Tackaberry

Trumpet: Rory Simmonds

Sax: James Gardiner Bateman

Drums: Miguel Andrews

He is a Soul Man…..that Coleman”Betty Wright

“Leigh’s entirely captivating, magical and puts a unique and modern twist on classic soul-driven, hook-laden acoustic grooves.”Guy Little, Editor, Acoustic Magazine

“Phoebe Jane – a mix of Beyonce, Jill Scott, Aretha and Etta James in one spine-tingling package” – Cut the Mustard

With its roots in blues, R&B and gospel, soul had its heyday in the 60s and 70s and is associated with legendary record labels such as Stax, Motown, Atlantic and Chess. It includes artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, Booker T & the MGs and Isaac Hayes at Stax; Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Gladys Knight,The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes at Motown; Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and Solomon Burke on Atlantic and Etta James and Chuck Berry at Chess.