Pagoda Project

Pagoda Project
Saturday February 17th, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
ACE Space
St Nicholas Rd
Newbury RG14 5PR
Stephen Ottner
07891 176940

Pagoda ProjectCaptivating and original, Folk Jazz fusion that will delight, surprise and entertain. The combination of Paul Hutchinson (Belshazzar’s Feast, Hoover the Dog) on accordion with a folk background and Karen Wimhurst (Cauld Blast Orchestra) on clarinets with a classical and jazz background. is not an obvious one but works oh so brilliantly. What they do have in common is they are both supremely talented musicians who bring something new and fresh to every performance.
David Kidman (Fatea) summed what to expect really well when he wrote “expect ebullient yet sensitive playing, with infectious, well-pointed rhythms, and a talent for taking tunes off into creative tangents, a real gift for affectionate pastiche, and a keen understanding of all manner of folk and world musics, classical and jazz disciplines. Oh, and a delicious sense of wordplay”.
Since Pagoda’s last appearance at ACE Space (in the days they were a “duo” rather than a “project”) they have recorded and released their first CD “Clarion” to great acclaim. Songlines gave them a 5 star review (the only 5 star review in an edition that reviewed over 60 CDs). Their last gig is still the only one where two encores were demanded by the audience. Pagoda Project gigs tend to be few and far between so don’t miss this opportunity.

Pagoda Project website

James Foley

The son of Anglo-Irish parents, Foley has always had an inherent talent for mixing influences and styles seamlessly and in a very personal way. Living in Wantage he first came to our attention playing support for the Australian trio Bush Gothic at a gig in Oxford.
As a guitar player Foley has an individual style, based on traditional finger picking whilst incorporating elements of the delta blues and slide legends. His voice is simultaneously raspy and lush and characterised by his use of beautiful deep harmony on record.

James Foley website

Tickets: £10

Tickets are available locally in advance from Hogan Music with no booking fee or click here to buy tickets from wegottickets

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Due to nearby construction work, there is no car parking and very restricted turning capacity at the venue so please use the nearby car parks (£2 for the evening) or look for on-street parking other than in St Nicholas Road, so as not to inconvenience local residents. Most parking spaces in Bartholomew Street are free after 6pm.

The ACE Space bar usually stocks draught ale eg Good Old Boy (£3.50 pint), bottled / canned beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance. Note bar is cash only.

Seating is normally informally grouped around tables in the main hall. Come early for the best choice of seats.

8pm start  (Doors open: 7.30pm)


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