John Etheridge & Friends @ Dean Street
Mon 7 to Wed 9 Sept 2015
John Etheridge & John Williams
John Etheridge is joined by John Williams, the world’s most celebrated Classical guitarist, to reprise a duo which has captivated concert goers found the world for nearly a decade. The repertoire is international, blending Jazz, Classical and African elements in original compositions by the duo and traditional pieces.
"A dazzling display that travelled through Bach, Vivaldi and Django Reinhardt" New Zealand Herald
Thurs 10 Sept 2015
John Etheridge/Vimala Rowe Quartet
John is joined by vocalist Vimala Rowe in a performance by their quartet. Vimala has been causing a big stir on the scene in the last couple of years and recently garnered stunning reviews for a show with Flamenco legend Paco Pena. John And Vimala are launching a CD for this special show, which highlights some intricate voice and guitar duets and quartet tracks. They will be joined by Dudley Phillips (bass) and Jason Reeves (drums).
"... astonishing voice with incredible range" British Theatre Guide on Vimala Rowe
Fri 11 Sept 2015
John Etheridge’s Zappatistas
Formed originally as a one off project, this rip roaring take on the intricate and irreverent music of Frank Zappa has gone on to delight audiences around Europe. The Zappatista’s gigs are rare, but always a cause for celebration and this will be a London exclusive for the Pizza Express. John is joined by Steve Lodder, Annie Whitehead, Rob Statham, Mike Bradley, Paul Jayasinha and Simon Bates.
“It’s hard to imagine a more exciting introduction to Zappa’s music than this” The Guardian
Sat 12 Sept 2015
John Etheridge with Sweet Chorus
John Etheridge brings Sweet Chorus to the Club for the last night of his residency. John formed Sweet Chorus on news of the death of the greatest violinist in Jazz, Stephane Grappelli, with whom he toured for many years in the 70s and early 80s. This was and is a very personal tribute – not a reconstruction of the music but a continuation of Grappelli’s free spirit and playfulness.
Christian Garrick, a virtuoso by any standards, takes the violin chair, and they are joined by Dave Kelbie (guitar) and Andy Crowdie (bass). The band made its debut at the club in March 1998, so this is a welcome return.
"It is music that demands that you close your eyes and listen, for only then can the ethereal nature of what is being played stand separate from the physical reality of darting fingers and blurred plectrums." The Guardian