Music Events

Bank Holiday- 28th May- Shaun Murray

28th May 2018

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19:00-21:00

 

This will be Shaun’s Debut here at The Hop and Huffkin, and he comes highly recommended by the popular Thomas Abrahams.

Playing an interesting ‘fingerstyle’ set he is definitely one to watch!

 

A virtuoso solo performer with many years experience, Shaun’s repertoire embraces the broadest range of musical styles – from Bach to Bacharach and from Cole Porter to Coldplay.

Sunday Sessions- Richard Rozze and Jonny Hepbir

27th May 2018

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 19:00 to 21:00

On the last Sunday in each month we will be hosting the Richard Rozze Jazz Sessions.

Richard Rozze – Guitars

Richard can be seen performing in a variety of contexts on the jazz and pop scene and has earned a reputation as a creative and flexible musician. Richard fronts the Richard Rozze Group featuring Paul Booth, Malcolm Edmonstone, Dave Whitford and Andrew Bain. Their debut album ‘Learning To Fly‘ is out now on Pathway Records.Richard has worked alongside musicians of many genres including, Paul Booth (saxophone) Brian Hanlon (singer/ songwriter) Dana Gillespie (vocals), Jeremy Peynton Jones (composer), Derek Nash (saxophone) Trevor Tomkins (drums), John Horler (piano).

”Richard Rozze is an artist who has successfully forged a unique approach to his playing and compositions. He glides effortlessly through multi-genre worlds, his solos flawlessly committed to his surroundings. On this debut album, the listener will be enthralled by Rozze’s ability to fuse elements of rock, jazz, folk & Americana. You will stop asking yourself “what style of music am I listening to?” and realise the question is moot, it’s just great music!” – Paul Booth – saxophonist with the Steve Winwood Band

http://www.richardrozze.co.uk/

Jonny Hepbir

Jonny Hepbir Solo gypsy jazz guitarist (005)

In the UK, Jonny is regarded as one of the few authentic players on the British Gypsy jazz scene. His background has seen years of experience playing amongst some of the top Gypsy guitarists in the world including Bireli Lagrene, Lulu Reinhardt, Stochelo Rosenberg, Paulus Schafer, Feigeli Prisor and jazz guitarists Mundel Lowe, Martin Taylor and John Etheridge amongst others.
In 2002 Jonny signed a record deal with USA label ‘Refined Records’ and released an album of originals called ‘Turkish Blend’ featuring renowned guitarist Robin Nolan. In 2004, GUITAR magazine referred to Jonny as ‘..the English virtuoso’ .
Over the last 25 years Jonny has played throughout the UK and abroad, including private performances for Sir Paul McCartney, Roman Abramovich, Sir Terence Conran, Paul Merton and Kool & The Gang. Other recent hi-profile appearances include the Django Reinhardt Festival Samois Sur Seine in France 2013, Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival 2013 and The Love Supreme Jazz Festival in Sussex 2015.
Audiences can expect to hear a vibrant mix of Gypsy swing, cool jazz and funky latin.

http://www.jonnyhepbir.com/

https://www.facebook.com/JonnyHepbirTrio/

Sunday Sessions – Manor Manouche

10th June 2018

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19:00 to 21:00 

Trio Manor Manouche reawaken the infectious gypsy jazz pompe rhythm of the swinging 40s and 50s with their unique repetoire of tunes and captivating performances.  Guitarists Nev Willis and Thomas Abrahams demonstrate the technical wizardry of Django Reinhardts guitar style across an array of gypsy swin. Bossa’s, Waltzes and original music alomgside Jarrod Coombes’ hands sliding up anddown the Double Bass. Regularly suprising audiences with their arrangements of many well known songs seamlessly crafted into that recognisable gypsy jazz sound they maintain an appeal far beyond the reaches of the typical jazz trio.

Tom always brings in a big crowd, so we recommend booking a table to guarantee a seat. Food will be served until 8.30pm. Call 01304 448560 to book!

Tuesday Sessions – Nick Kelly

26th June 2018

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20:00 to 22:00

Audiences are regularly left open mouthed by the guitar playing skills on show at every performance as you are taken on a trip through some of music’s most memorable tunes: ballads, standards, Irish, folk; it’s all played with affection and dedication and that’s without mentioning the excellent harmonica and mandolin playing and Nick’s banter with his audience.
http://ducksoup-nickkelly.co.uk/

 

Tuesday- William Thomas

22nd May 2018

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19:30 to 21:30

Dover based William Thomas is a rising young original Singer-Songwriter who has spent the last number of years mastering and honing his craft performing to live audiences both within the U.K. and more recently

throughout Europe. As a confident and captivating performer William has an innate ability to capture the moment and appeal to the demographic he finds before him, he does so via a thoughtfully balanced mix of original and well known cover songs.

 https://www.williamthomasmusic.com/

Sunday Sessions- Richard Rozze and Guest

24th June 2018

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19:00 to 21:00 

On the last Sunday in each month we will be hosting the Richard Rozze Jazz Sessions.

Richard Rozze – Guitars

Richard can be seen performing in a variety of contexts on the jazz and pop scene and has earned a reputation as a creative and flexible musician. Richard fronts the Richard Rozze Group featuring Paul Booth, Malcolm Edmonstone, Dave Whitford and Andrew Bain. Their debut album ‘Learning To Fly‘ is out now on Pathway Records.Richard has worked alongside musicians of many genres including, Paul Booth (saxophone) Brian Hanlon (singer/ songwriter) Dana Gillespie (vocals), Jeremy Peynton Jones (composer), Derek Nash (saxophone) Trevor Tomkins (drums), John Horler (piano).

”Richard Rozze is an artist who has successfully forged a unique approach to his playing and compositions. He glides effortlessly through multi-genre worlds, his solos flawlessly committed to his surroundings. On this debut album, the listener will be enthralled by Rozze’s ability to fuse elements of rock, jazz, folk & Americana. You will stop asking yourself “what style of music am I listening to?” and realise the question is moot, it’s just great music!” – Paul Booth – saxophonist with the Steve Winwood Band

http://www.richardrozze.co.uk/

Richard will announce later this month who his guest will be for this date. Check back here or on the Hop and Huffkin website for details.

Tuesday Sessions- Martyn Court

29th May 2018

Martyn Court

 

20:00-22:00

Martyn plays saxophone led instrumental smooth jazz.Martyn is a soulful and expressive player. With influences from David Sanborn and Grover Washington through to Peter White, Art Porter, Boney James, Richard Elliot and Euge Groove.

Sunday Sessions – Syroon and Paul

23rd July 2017

Paul and Syroon

19:00 to 21:00

Syroon and Paul are a piano/vocal duo from Thanet. They perform songs by artistes as varied as David Bowie, Nina Simone, Madonna, ELO and Nat ‘King’ Cole to name just a few. Syroon’s versatile and evocative vocals and Paul’s melodic piano accompaniment create a stylish and enjoyable musical evening, with a mixture of instantly recognisable songs as well as some that you may have forgotten that you knew and loved!

https://www.facebook.com/SyroonandPaul