My Generation May 2017

NEW season beginning at the Vortex in Dalston, London N16

MY GENERATION’ features a wonderful line up of mini double bills and women musicians who grew up listening to music on vinyl and transistor radio… and decided that they also wanted to PLAY! Inspiration from Joni Mitchell to Suzi Quatro, mostly self taught, they became the first wave of British women jazz musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.


First gig on Thursday 6th April was with Michele Drees and  Kathy Dyson (Emily Remembered). Thursday 1st June features Deirdre Cartwright with Louise Elliott. Annie Whitehead 6th July, all with with BTF hosts Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner. See gig page for more details

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Blow the Fuse are thrilled to have been awarded public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, ACE.

This is towards the recording of ARQ’s second album ‘A Magic Life’ and the costs of touring Autumn 2016 and Spring 2017. The funding will also enable us to incorporate ‘Tomorrow the Moon’ events and workshops into selected gigs in 2017.


We also continue our acclaimed season ‘ Tomorrow the Moon ‘ at the Vortex and at the Old Church on Stoke Newington Church Street. See our gigs page for details on all our events.

ARQ New Album ‘A Magic Life’ tour 2017

March 8 Sheffield Lescar
March 9 Nottingham Bonington Theatre
March 10 Lincoln The Collection
March 11 Leeds Heart
March 23 pm Poole Bourne Academy workshop
March 23 Poole Sound Cellar
March 24 Exeter Barnfield Theatre
March 31 Birmingham Jazzlines

April 2 Colchester Arts Centre
April 20 NC Jazz Wellingborough
April 26 Stratford Jazz
April 27 Hemel Hempstead, Old Town Hall

June 13 Brecon Jazz Muse Arts Centre
June 14 Cardiff Jazz Flute and Tankard
June 15 Bristol Jazz at Future Inn
June 16 Swansea Taliesen Arts
June 19 Pizza Express Soho

November 20 Appledore Beaver Inn
November 21 St Ives Jazz Club
November 22 St Austell

“A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other.” Jazzwise ★★★★

“…infused with the kind of heady imagination that transforms their resonances into a series of vivacious musical adventures.”
BBC Music Magazine ★★★★★

LIVE ‘The Trunk Call’ from the latest album
‘A Magic Life’

Alison Rayner double bass/composer
Deirdre Cartwright guitar,
Steve Lodder piano,
Diane McLoughlin saxophone,
Buster Birch drums.