Saturday, 19 September 2015

Sara Mitra Afternoon Workshop & Evening Concert Hockworthy Village Hall Sat 26 September 2015 Message from Louise Webber, "Villages in Action"

Now the children are back as school and the summer holidays are over it’s time to remind you about our next wonderful offering. We still have tickets available to so please come and join us for a memorable evening. We have TWO special events - so please read to the end!

Those of you who saw Gypsy Dreamers will remember the crystal clear voice and sense of fun of Sara Mitra. We are delighted that she returns to us with members of her own band of talented musicians. Sara is a singer, songwriter and bandleader. Her new music forges an original alternative sound at the junction of folk, jazz and rhythm and blues. Sara has created a collection of songs steeped in the organic sounds of the vintage analogue recording process. 
Her album ‘Losing you’ had the exclusive debut of its title track on BBC Radio 2 during a special interview feature with Jamie Cullum. He’s a fan; We think you will be too.

Our second offering  . . .  for those of you who like to sing, Sara is giving a masterclass. It is open to all ages and abilities and all contemporary vocal and musical styles. The class will warm-up and begin with group work, followed by a masterclass session for any soloists and a group session to end. This is something quite special for one of our performers to give so much of their time and we think it will be a memorable afternoon.

If you are not already convinced, here are just a few comments about Sara and her music.

Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2: “A wonderful UK singer who really has a very individual sound and a great choice of repertoire as well… I’ve been playing her on the show a lot, (I) really love her versions of standards and her original tunes as well. The music she has been creating with Nostalgia 77 over the past few years is some of my favourite British vocal jazz of recent times”

Dom Servini, Wah Wah 45’s (Independent record label): “Something very very special”

The Daily Telegraph: “Especially talented”

Mercury Prize Recommends: “Her skill as a songwriter and honesty as a performer shine through on April Song”

Jazzwise Magazine: “Wisely wry…a refreshing mix of the real and romantic.”

Manchester Evening News: “The intelligence of her songwriting, together with the sensuality of her singing, make for a winning combination.” ****

Edward Randell, Music OMH: “In Sara Mitra, British jazz has an exciting new voice whose debut already sounds like the work of a wise old soul.”

Sara Mitra & Band
Hockworthy Village Hall
M5 Junction 27 A361 to Sampford Peverell exit
Take right over bridge, keep going . . . 5 miles
 . . . Hockworthy!    TA21 0NW
Saturday 26 September 
Folk, Jazz & Blues
Workshop: 2.30-5pm
All Contemporary Vocal
and Instrumental Styles
(Limited Numbers)
Bar Opens: 6.45pm
Concert: 7.30pm
Tickets: Workshop £10
             Concert £15
             All-in £20
Val Cole: 01823 673268

Hockworthy Village Hall

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