25th year party – Wednesday May 14


We’re feeling so excited about our 25th year party that we’ll be pouring glasses of champagne FREE to the first 25 people who arrive at the Vortex. Doors will open at 8pm, it will be a very busy night so do book your tickets – or arrive early, pay on the door and have a champagne start to the evening.

Lovely rehearsal with Louise and Mervyn, great South African and Latin influenced tunes, Ruby and Josefina all set.

Join us for an evening of exuberant playing, Latin and African influences mixed with blues and jazz, older excerpts from Guest Stars days, shiny new songs from Ruby Thompson and very special guest Mervyn Afrika.
Come and help us as we celebrate the first TWENTY FIVE YEARS of Blow the Fuse!
We look back, we peer forward….

Blow the Fuse celebrates 25 years.
and we have the musicians from our very first night in 1989!
Louise Elliott sax/flute & Cheryl Alleyne drums.
With special guests Mervyn Afrika piano, Josefina Cupido voice, percussion and Ruby Thompson voice, guitar, piano, ukulele
Hosting, toasting and playing – Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner.

Louise Elliott virtuoso flute and sax player has played regularly with Grand Union, Penny Rimbaud and Yusuf Ali Khan.
Cheryl Alleyne Studied Jazz and Classical music at the College of Arts & Technology and then returned to London where she worked with Loose Tubes, The Jazz Warriors and rap/hip-hop group ‘Us3’.
Mervyn Afrika has been one of the great names of South African jazz for the last 30 years. He creates sumptuous piano improvisation and composition drawing from his rich cultural and musical background.
Josefina Cupido is a charismatic vocalist and percussionist with a unique voice that sits between Phoebe Snow and cante flamenco.
Ruby Thompson will be singing with guitar, piano, ukulele and a paper cup!

The Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Street
London N16 8JH
Doors 8pm First set 8.45pm £10 concessions available

Adm £10 concessions available
020 7254 4097 between 12 and 6pm on weekdays to book by phone
Online booking: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/268744