Lincolnshire jazz guitarist Pat McCarthy heads to Ropery Hall with his Quartet

South Somercotes based jazz guitarist Pat McCarthy is heading to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall on Saturday, February 11, when he appears as part of the Pat McCarthy Quartet featuring Shannon Reilly.

“These incredibly talented and engaging musicians will be presenting a varied programme, with the very best of jazz and swing, ranging from 1930s classics to the new generation of modern jazz hits,” said Liz Bennet of The Ropewalk.

“This will be a perfect way to relax and enjoy an evening of the sweetest sounds, coolest ‘standards’ and – of course – all that jazz,” she went on.

“The show promises to be seamlessly interwoven with effortless delivery as well as a few anecdotes,” she continued.

Pat has been a professional musician since 1981 and has performed alongside musicians such as Snake Davis, George Melly, Digby Fairweather, The London Mozart Players, the RAF Big Band as well as James Blunt although he readily admits that at the time he didn’t really know who he was!

Vocalist Shannon Reilly has been singing since the age of five and grew up listening to Etta James, Ella Fitzgerald, Doris Day and Peggy Lee and although she developed her style listening to these iconic singers, she is very much her own woman while Warren Jolly has been in constant demand as a session player and side man with some of the best known names in jazz and pop including Kenny Wheeler, Andy Sheppard, and Jim Mullen.  He has also toured with Blur, Simon Webb and the Drifters.

The fourth member of the quartet, Thom Whitworth, has won various accolades which include being the Perrier Jazz Awards semi-finalist and winner of the Kenny Baker Memorial Competition and is fluent on two very different instruments, the trumpet and guitar.

Tickets to see the quartet cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door and they can be purchased online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, in person at The Ropewalk’s Craft Gallery, or by calling 01652 660380.  The gig starts at 8pm.

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