Ian Shaw & Friends

Ian Shaw

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Last Show: Saturday 28 th January 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Tonight’s shows feature a special preview of Ian’s newly recorded music, due for release this Spring. Co-written with Jamie Safir (piano), the songs draw inspiration from Shaw’s early musical influences (Bowie, Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, early Elton John, Billy Joel, Rickie-Lee Jones) and are autobiographical portraits of places and people: 1980s London, New York, loving and losing, basement bars, poets, friendships, lovers, near-escapes and far-away places. This is soulful, funky, bold new music. The line-up includes the legendary UK drummer, Ian Thomas, with Conor Chaplin (bass), David Preston (guitars) and further special guests.

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"an impassioned and versatile artist"

The Guardian

"Take me away to where there's music.

Dance me into your night of stars.

Show me the days of sweet romancing.

American Song, young lovers in cars."

('Say A Prayer For Baby Blue' - Shaw/Safir)

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Band Line Up

Ian Shaw (vocals)

Jamie Safir (piano)

Ian Thomas (drums)

Conor Chaplin (bass)

David Preston (guitars)