Ribble International Valley Jazz Festival 2018, 3rd - 7th May

17 For more information about the Festival and Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues visit: www.rvjazzfestival.co.uk - “From Norwich” or Dinner with Jeremy? SUNDAY 6 MAY Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands carves out a refreshingly original sound, drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own. Hailing from Norwich, they have forged their own path away from the musical mainstream. Their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals. All three members contribute equally to writing tunes, a process favouring the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos. Their albums are entrancing, beautiful affairs. Their hypnotic live shows hail them as one of the most exciting bands in Europe. Shadow Work is their third album, the first they have self-produced (Oct. 2017). Recorded at Gondwana Records' in Manchester, it is the result of 18 months of intensive touring and mammoth writing sessions. The energy from their exhilarating live performances has fed into the writing process and yet there is a quiet reflective side to this album. Another Gondwana Records recording artist, singer Caoilfhionn Rose, supports Mammal Hands. Label founder Matthew Halsall will perform a DJ set. Mammal Hands + Special Guests Doors: 7:00pm | Stage: 7:30pm to 10:45am Venue: The Grand | Adv Ticket: £12.50/£11 members, under 16s: £5 Here is one of Europe’s most exciting young bands, presented in association with Root Music and Band on the Wall, Manchester. intimate atmosphere of a NY piano bar with sounds of Elton John and Stevie Wonder or the blues & soul of Ray Charles. Dinner Jazz with Sassoon: £35 per person. Enjoy a three course pre-show dinner followed by a fabulous jazz set. Reservations available 5.30pm – 7pm, entertainment from 8pm. Entertainment only: £10 per person. Arrival from 8pm. Stay & Dine Package: £165 for two, please see advert on back cover. Bookings to be made with the Bistro Grill & Bar at Holmes Mill, call 01200 407111 or visit their website: www.holmesmill.co.uk *This Dinner Jazz gig isn’t included in the Freedom Ticket. The Cheating Hearts Stage: 8:00pm to 10:00pm Venue: Royal British Legion | FREE! Back to the Royal British Legion are The Cheating Hearts, a 5-piece Lancashire band of experienced musicians covering songs from Lindisfarne, Bonnie Raitt, World Party, Bob Dylan, Steve Earl and more. Plans for the 44th Caribbean Carnival in Preston include a vibrant, colourful procession through the streets followed by a Caribbean themed family fun day on Moor Park. All on on Sunday 10 June 2018

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