The Fresh Dixie Project head to Southport
HAILING from London having met at Surrey University 2 years ago, The Fresh
Project are 1 of the UK's
most exciting and up and coming cross over jazz artists. Their unique sound
fuses intense grooves and raucous sax lines with infectious melodies and
2014 has seen the release of their EP 'Dress Pretty, Dance Ugly' to great
acclaim, with their songs being rooted in jazz as well as drawing on other
genres such as pop and rock giving their music that more commercial and
Key successes so far include Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013 (Jazz Arena),
Manchester Jazz Festival, Shambala Festival, Wilderness Festival as well as
radio play/support from Tom Robinson at BBC 6 Music, Simon Raymonde at Amazing
Radio and Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2. They also recorded a live video track at
Peter Gabriel's internationally renowned Real World Studios back in 2013.
"These 5 brits are swinging in the footsteps of Jamie Cullum. With a little less
pop and a little more panache, these guys are young and fresh enough to make
their audience 'dress clean and dance dirty.'" - Elbjazz Festival, 2014
2014 is shaping up to be a big year for The Fresh Dixie Project as they
establish themselves as real ones to watch amongst UK crossover jazz artists.
Significant confirmed shows so far for 2014 include the main stage at Elbjazz
Festival in Hamburg, headlining Southport Jazz Festival along with Jacqui
Dankworth and a headline show upstairs at Ronnie Scott's.
Upcoming shows include Previous shows in 2014 include:- The Southport Jazz
Festival,Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (Upstairs) Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2013, G
Live, Guildford Elbjazz Festival, Hamburg Manchester Jazz Festival, Royal Albert
Hall (Elgar Room) The Islington, London WOMAD Festival Club 43, Manchester,
Wilderness Festival Shambala Festival.
Brake welcomes tougher penalties for unlicensed drivers who kill and injure
THE UK's Justice Secretary Chris Grayling MP has announced that
disqualified drivers who kill and injure will face much tougher sentences, with
a maximum of 10 years for those who kill and four years for those who seriously
The current maximum sentence is only 2 years for a death, and there is
no specific offence for causing a serious injury while disqualified. The justice
secretary also announced his intention to conduct a full review of driving
offences and penalties. Visit the Ministry of Justice news page to see the
announcement in full.
Reacting, Julie Townsend, deputy chief executive, Brake, said:- "Brake has
long campaigned for a shake-up of charges and penalties for risky and
irresponsible drivers who kill and injure on our roads. Brake supports families
who have been deeply and permanently affected by selfish and risky behaviour at
the wheel and we frequently hear from these families that they feel terribly let
down by our justice system. As such, we strongly welcome Chis Grayling's
announcement of a thorough review this year. The paltry sentences handed out for
deaths and injuries caused by disqualified drivers, who have no right to be on
the road in the first place, are one of the worst injustices in the current
system, and Brake strongly welcomes the government's move to address this.
Getting behind the wheel when you have been banned from driving is a deliberate
and illegal choice, and too often leads to devastating tragedies; the penalties
must reflect this."
Find out more about Brake's Crackdown campaign for tougher penalties
for drivers who kill and injure on Twitter
Epstein Theatre reveals new Summer
AS the summer starts to draw nearer, so does the exciting new season at
the Epstein Theatre. The venue has already enjoyed an impressive start to the
year, bringing a wide selection of music, comedy, plays, films and musicals to
its audiences which is set to continue in their new season program.
Music lovers will be spoilt for choice as there is a vast array to whet their
appetite over the coming months, starting on Saturday, 10 May 2014, when the
biggest night in Euro-Pop, the Eurovision Song Contest is screened live at the
theatre. There will be food, music, karaoke, games and competitions and promises
to be a night of glitz, glamour and hilarity for lovers of all things
After 2 successful movie nights earlier in the year the theatre are bringing a
double-whammy British film feature on Friday, 16 May 2014, where audiences can
enjoy screenings of 1979 film Quadrophenia, loosely based on the 1973 rock opera
of the same name by The Who and the thrilling and mad-cap MINI adventure in the
1969 classic caper The Italian Job.
The music continues on Saturday, 24 May 2014, with Liverpool's favourite Beatles
tribute band, The Mersey Beatles, playing their Get Back to Liverpool show one
final time, filled with all the favourite Beatles classics in one fantastic
concert. Enjoy a great evening's entertainment on Wednesday, 28 May 2014, with
Frank Ifield; one of the world's biggest pop stars in the early '60s, the show
includes stories behind his rise to fame and songs and music of the time. Then
on Thu 29 May 2014, enjoy an intimate, acoustic set from 10cc's Graham Gouldman
and Heart Full of Songs. Graham and other band members Mike Stevens and Iain
Hornal will leave audiences captivated as they perform a collection of some of
their biggest hits.
Thea Gilmore brings her honey toned voice on Sunday, 8 June 2014. Her razor
sharp lyrics and melodic flair have cemented her status as a truly unique and
gifted recording artist and songwriter. She will be performing a selection of
her classic hits from her extensive repertoire. Sultry seductress Millie Doller
is back with a sensational new show as The Martini Lounge returns on Saturday,
21 June 2014. Unanimously regarded as the must-see Burlesque and Variety show in
the UK, The Martini Lounge brings glamorous burlesque performances, variety,
comedy and vocal acts together for a stylish and enchanting night of variety
1930's style comes to the Epstein Wednesday, 2 July to Saturday, 5 July 2014, as LHK Youth Theatre Company presents Bugsy Malone. Join Bugsy, Fat Sam, Dandy Dan,
Tallulah and Blousey Brown in this fantastic musical production filled with
plenty of great dance routines and lots of splurge! Then returning favourite
Dean Friedman is back on Saturday, 12 July 2014, performing songs from
throughout his 3 decade career, including familiar chart-topping radio hits and
Audiences can enjoy an incredible evening of musical theatre on Sunday, 20 July
2014, with Jennifer Ellison Fame Academy. This one night action packed
extravaganza showcases the students of the Jennifer Ellison fame academy,
featuring scenes from some of the best loved TV, film and theatre moments as
well as the biggest musical hits of recent years. Then a variety act like no
other on Saturday, 26 July 2014, as LHK Productions present Liverpool's Next
Superstar. Join the excitement as Liverpool's Next Superstar 2014 is crowned.
From singers to comedians, watch as the Crème de la crème of Liverpool's talent
is judged. Perfect fun for all the family and is not to be missed!
Rounding off the incredible banquet of music for this season on Saturday, 6
September 2014, is Dreaming of Kate. With a remarkable resemblance to Kate Bush
in vocal style and appearance, the extraordinary singer and performer Maaike
Breijman brings the music of Kate Bush live to the stage. Dreaming of Kate is
not just a tribute band: it is a live experience.
There is something extra special for the kids this summer, as the Epstein and
LHK Productions are delighted to announce that they will be launching their 1st
ever Young Performer's Summer School. Running for 2 weeks, week 1 Monday, 28
July to Friday, 1 August 2014 and week 2 Monday, 4 August to Friday, 8 August
2014, each week the young people will receive expert training from industry
professionals working towards an energetic and exciting performance.
details and to reserve a place please contact:-
Theatre Manager Rebekah Pichilingi said:- "After a great start to the year
we are very excited for the new season. We are committed to bringing our
audience a diverse range of high-quality entertainment and I can't wait for them
to see all the wonderful shows we have on offer."
To check out the new Epstein Summer Brochure
also you can book by calling:- 0844 888 4411, as well as logging on to:-
epsteinliverpool.co.uk. Plus if
you can always book in person at the theatre box office that is open from 2pm to
6pm Monday to Thursday and from 12 noon to 6pm, Friday to Saturday.