Cat Davis is a West End performer and professional soul and jazz singer. Originally from South Wales, Cat moved to London at 18 to attend Drama school, and since then has had a successful career in the West End, and Theatre, TV and Cabaret both in the UK and Europe. Cat sings Vintage Jazz, Soul Classics and Modern Hits, and is accompanied by Paul Leighton on acoustic guitar.
Poppy WS and Kringo Blue have combined their individual backgrounds as existing artists to form a sensational duo. With melodic acoustic guitar and intricate keys, the duo combine reggae, jazz, soul and blues influences for any listener to enjoy. Covering both your typical jazz standards and contemporary numbers with a twist, their infectuous chemistry is a breath of fresh air to the Worcester music scene.
From deep in the wilds of Worcestershire comes the county’s sharpest new jazz ensemble. Playing modern standards, some lesser known items from the masters and a smattering of fresh originals, this unassuming but eminently listenable trio have emerged from their chrysalis and are ready to grab your ears by the…..
Whist honing his Jazz chops at Leeds College, bandleader/guitarist Loz Ruston gigged with Adam Walder (Funkagenda, The Black Eyed Peas). In singer-songwriter Jayne Powell’s band he constantly gigged venues and festivals up and down the country supporting the likes of Trevor Burton (The Move) and Jason Mraz. Loz played venues in the French Alps as half of a duo with Deborah Rose, and he’s recorded with Andy Edwards (Robert Plant’s Priory of Brion, Frost & IQ).
On double bass, Iain Elliot has worked with esteemed Manchester singer- songwriter Nick Holmes, and a veritable phalanx of London bands and session musicians.
On alto and soprano saxophone, Carolyn Evans has appeared at Ronnie Scott’s for Birmingham International Jazz Festival and recorded with Massive Attack producer John Waterhouse (in funk band Juiced), been nominated for a British Blues award (in the Big Blues Tribe), and was a member of Midlands soul heavyweights ‘36 Stone’.
Kim Cypher is one of the UK’s most exciting female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, having developed her own unique ‘funky’ style of saxophone playing, built upon influences by great players such as Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Dean Fraser, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington. Inspired by the funkier side of jazz, Kim’s style of performance is best described as ‘funky saxophonist meets 1940′s jazz singer’. Kim performs an eclectic mix of music spanning many genres with a quirky, jazzy twist together with her own original material, all packaged up in a captivating performance and warm stage presence. Kim appears at Bolero Bar & Kitchen with local guitar legend Chris Cobbson. It’s sure to be a fabulous evening!