TROPIKAL VIZIONS STEEL BAND

Friday 16th March 2018 at 7.30 pm

Tropikal Vizions Band

“Tropikal Vizions have been sharing their unique sounds of the Caribbean around the world for many years… enjoyed by anyone and everyone even if they are not musically minded....It is the youngest instrument in the world……originated in Trinidad ….

.... we have shared our unique sound with passengers on P&O CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINERS for many years and we would love to share our authentic music with you”  - Evers Powell.

The steel drum is an idiophone traditionally made from an old oil drum, but today from high quality steel. The bottom of the oil drum was first pounded into a bowl, then shaped with hammers to form distinct resonating surfaces.

It did originate from Trinidad in the 1930s and locally the drums are called pans, and the players, pannists.  Winston ‘Spree’ Simon of the John Steel Band is credited with making the first Pan, and in 1946 had an audience with the Governor and performed Ave Maria and God save the King!

Tropikal Vizions steel band

The band play a range of styles from traditional island songs, to recent pop songs, as well as reggae, bringing a real taste of the Caribbean to the evening.  You might like to find a colourful shirt or top with bright Caribbean colours to wear, or perhaps you have a straw or sun hat and we will come up with some cocktails so that you can sit back, relax, and dream that you are on cruise ship.

As Evers said to me “we like to make people feel happy and enjoy themselves”.

Don’t think I can add to that! But look forward to seeing you on our Caribbean Evening.

Tickets £12 Adults/£6 children available from Burway Books, John Thomas Florist, or C.S. Town Council or on line here.


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For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132

Mike Walker

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Night Out at the Horne music and entertainment


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Also from:

Burway Books 01694 723388,
John Thomas Florist 01694 722194
Town Council Office 01694 722113

The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.

LITTLE RUMBA IN CONCERT with JESS HALL

Little Rmba band in Cafe Perido

Friday 27th April 2018 at 7:30pm

Little Rmba band in Cafe Perido

Little Rumba, one of the most popular bands of the Marches, is well known for not only their originality but also their humour and a unique blend of styles.

John Hymas, (violin, viola and accordion) founder member of Hoover the Dog, Pete Mustill (singer and Guitarist) led formation of the Tango Band, and also joined with Hugh Colvin to gain top third album in the Czech charts! Hugh is the bands saxophonist producing exciting material, and Jacqui Savage stimulating bass player who has worked with a series of border bands.

jess hall with her guitar

For this concert they will be joined by fabulous Welsh singer and song writer Jess Hall who also features on their latest album “Café Perido” as well as performing with the band “Poisson Rouge” on their video.

The band write all their own music and over the years have developed a recognizable house style owing debts to East European to South America as well as jazz and blues. In fact when I heard Poisson Rouge being played, I could hear shades of Sidney Bechet playing the haunting Petit Fleur, which was being played all over Paris in the Summer of ‘58, where I stayed for a few days when hitch-hiking through France.

So we are really looking to this our final gig for this Spring but we hope to see you all again in September when we launch our Autumn Programme.

Tickets £10 available from John Thomas Florist, Burway Books, or C.S. Town Council Office or online at bit.ly/shi-events.

For more information please ‘phone 01694 720132.
Mike Walker

 

Buy Tickets

Night Out at the Horne music and entertainment


Book now

Also from:

Burway Books 01694 723388,
John Thomas Florist 01694 722194
Town Council Office 01694 722113

The Silvester Horne Institute is available for hire.

The main auditorium and balcony seats 200 people. In addition there is the Christine Harvey Room, Council Chamber and committee room and Kitchen. These facilities can be booked separately. Please contact the Council Offices (Town Council Office 01694 722113) for more information.