March 2017 gig news ARQ & My Generation


It’s March and finally it feels like Spring – and we’re soon springing off!
Yes, next week Blow the Fuse takes to the road again with Alison’s group ARQ.

We’ll be playing in Sheffield, Nottingham, Lincoln and Leeds so we’d be delighted to see any of you –
or if you have friends there, do please let them know to come along and support ARQ.


Wednesday 8 March Sheffield, the Lescar
Thursday 9 March Nottingham, Bonington Theatre
Friday 10 March Lincoln, The Collection
Saturday 11 March Leeds, Jazz at Heart

We were very excited to receive another wonderful review this week for ARQ’s new album ‘A Magic Life’ – this time from Chris Searle in the Morning Star. We were trying to remember if we have been mentioned in that paper since Bea Campbell travelled with Jam Today to Amsterdam in 1976 and reviewed our gig in the Vondelpark. Ah…memories.

However, coming right up to date in 2017, here is a quote from Chris’ lovely review:
An album of unified musical dexterity, with not a note wasted and with sound as story – clear and undisguised, deeply affecting and unashamedly open”
Thank you, Chris.

Finally, the new Blow the Fuse season ‘My Generation’ starts on Thursday 6 April at the Vortex in Dalston.
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 women musicians in the 1970s and 1980s.

Thursday 6 April an evening exploring bossa nova and latin jazz, featuring Michele Drees on guitar and vocals – singing in Portugese – and also playing drums with Emily Remembered – Kathy Dyson & Deirdre Cartwright’s beautiful guitar project remembering the great US guitarist Emily Remler.
with Alison Rayner on double bass
Tickets are on sale now

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