Queen drummer Roger Taylor played at the Wintershall Estate in Bramley, Surrey on the weekend and rolled out a few classics with some good mates like Ronnie Wood, Jeff Beck and Lulu.
Taylor performed ‘Radio Gaga’, ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ and ‘A Kind Of Magic’.
As a treat, The Stones’ Ronnie Wood joined him for the Hendrix song ‘Voodoo Chile’. Jeff Beck got up and though in another Hendrix song ‘Manic Depression’ then Roger joined Lulu later in the show for ‘Shout’.
According to www.queenonline.com Roger Taylor played on:
- Radio Gaga
- Fat Bottomed Girls
- Voodoo Chile (with Ronnie Wood)
- A Kind Of Magic
Roger Taylor with Jeff Beck
- Say It’s Not True
- Manic Depression
- People Get Ready
- Nessun Dorma
Roger then played drums with the Band du Lac on the following tracks:
Shout – with Lulu
Following the staggering success of his UK performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in 2010, including a stunning, sold out show at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Nigel Kennedy has announced that he will be returning to the UK this September for an extensive tour of the UK, again performing his exhilarating and unique take on Vivaldi’s Four Seasons as well as his own brand new composition, the Four Elements.
This marks the world premiere of the Four Elements. Composed for the Orchestra of Life and voices, the Four Elements is a highly descriptive composition, inspired by the elements of earth, water, air and fire, which takes the listener on a journey of exhilaration, contemplation and celebration.
For over twenty-five years, Nigel Kennedy has been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading violin virtuosos and is, without doubt, one of the most important violinists Britain has ever produced. His virtuoso technique, unique talent and mass appeal have brought fresh perspectives to both the classical and contemporary repertoire. He is the best selling classical violinist of all time.
To this day, Kennedy refuses to play by any one set of rules. Over the past decade, as well as recording Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven Mlynarski and Karlowicz, he has laid his personal instrumental stamp on the songs of Jimi Hendrix, the Doors and Kate Bush; performed the violin intro to Baba O’Riley on stage with the Who; invited Jeff Beck onto the Prom stage with the NKQ; explored traditional klezmer music with the Polish band, Kroke, and dug deep into the roots of modern jazz on the Blue Note Sessions, an album he recorded in NYC in 2006 with legends Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette.
Following his earlier excursion into the self-penned tracks of the Nigel Kennedy Quintet’s Very Nice Album, Kennedy’s latest album, Shhh!, confirms the maverick status and omnivorous musical taste of one of Britain’s finest and most unpredictable musicians. ‘ am a natural improviser. I can’t just always stand up and follow a score,’ says Kennedy, the virtuoso violinist who has been ploughing his own furrow ever since as a 16 year old student he joined the jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli on stage at the Carnegie Hall ‘ to the alarm of his classical teachers at the Juilliard School. Shhh! Was recorded at one of rock’s fabled residential country studios, Rockfield, in South Wales with the NKQ, which is made up of the finest jazz musicians Poland has to offer: Tomasz Grzegorski (tenor sax, soprano sax & bass clarinet); Piotr Wylezol (piano & Hammond); Adam “Szabas” Kowalewski (contrabass & electric bass) and Krzysztof Dziedzic (drums).
Now dividing his time between homes in London and Krakow, where he lives with his Polish-born wife of 10 years, Agnieszka, Kennedy has never felt more free to pursue his boundary-free musical objectives. ”m enjoying my music much more than ever as I’m playing exactly what I want – it’s become a deeper experience and enjoyment for me, savouring the moment more, not thinking about the future or the past but thinking about now.’
Nigel says “I couldn’t be happier to be bringing my new orchestra back to the UK for these dates with the Four Seasons and my new work – they are brilliant young players at the top of their form.”
Sunday 11 Oxford New Theatre
Monday 12 Cardiff St David’s Hall
Wednesday 14 Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 15 Brighton Dome
Saturday 17 London Barbican
Monday 19 Glasgow Clyde
Tuesday 20 Newcastle City Hall
Thursday 22 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Friday 23 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Sharon Corr to perform with Jeff Beck at Royal Albert Hall. Fresh from releasing her debut album Dream of You, Sharon Corr is set to take to the stage of the Royal Albert Hall to perform with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. The Irish singer and violinist will join the former Yardbird at his concerts on 26th and 27th October. The duet, which translates as Women of Ireland, features on Corr’s debut album and came about after the two met at one of Jeff Beck’s concerts. Sharon says: ‘ am delighted to be teaming up with the Jeff once again. We had such an amazing time working together so I am extremely thankful for the invitation to join him on stage at such an incredible venue.’ Sharon Corr first found mainstream success in the 90s with her band The Corrs. The act racked up a string of number one singles and albums and sold out stadiums across the globe as well as winning the coveted Best International Act at the BRIT Awards. Dream of You is Sharon Corr’s debut album following the hiatus of The Corrs. The album features fuses traditional Irish folk with melodic pop and features Sharon’s distinctive vocal and beautiful violin artistry. The album features the single Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime. Dream of You is available now through Rhino.
- Eerste Pinksterdag in Brabant: muziek, biggenraces en veldslagen - Omroep Brabant
- Madese tent bol van muziek - BN DeStem - BN DeStem
- Anouk trots op negende plaats - NU.nl
- Denemarken wint Songfestival, Anouk negende - Volkskrant
- Gitaar Beatles geveild voor 400.000 dollar - Parool.nl
- Songfestival: de top 5 op een rijtje - Volkskrant
- ABBA haalt plaatverkoop The Beatles in - NU.nl
- Anouk zingt nummer vlekkeloos op Songfestival - NU.nl
- Waarom blijft dat liedje van Anouk zo hangen? - Volkskrant
- Hoe groot zijn Anouks kansen? - Volkskrant
- Concert op gerestaureerde orgel - Dichtbij.nl
- Succesvol concert regionale Pluskoor Gelderse Vallei - dé Weekkrant
- Concert voor vroege vogels - Ede Stad
- Zangeres Pearl Jozefzoon te gast op Concert in Harmony - Stellingwerf
- Concert: Moss + Stuart Mavis, Leeuwarden, Asteriks - FOK!
- Choral Music Projects geeft groot concert op 8 juni in Plantagekerk - HetKontaktVeluwsNieuwsblad.nl
- Afwisselend concert in Pnielkerk in Veenendaal - dé Weekkrant
- Depeche Mode annuleert concert vanwege wegblokkade - NU.nl
- Frank Ocean voor concert naar Amsterdam - NU.nl
- Beyoncé haalt concert België eind van de maand in - NU.nl