Interplay’s high holiday

May 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Posted in Coventry and Warwickshire, Jazz, music | Leave a comment
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AL smiles at JazzfestThis has been an exceptional weekend for Interplay and many other musicians in and around Coventry. The band delivered a storming set at Leamington’s venue LAMP, eliciting comments from the audience such as ‘My chin was on the floor’. This was despite a security alert on the M6 resulting in Neil being delayed by over 2 hours (I nearly said ‘detained’) and arriving just 15 mins before the scheduled start time. ‘Weightless’ (featuring Dave on tabla) and ‘Ruby My Dear’ (featuring Richard on trombone) attracted particular attention, as also did ‘Spanish Step’ – only our second time out with that one. There are some nice pictures of the gig at http://tinyurl.com/onl9keh

Then it was time for the Coventry Jazz Festival, and a trio set with Alan and Neil at Playwrights, the festival’s spiritual home. This place has the smallest stage imaginable (hence it being a trio set), but the audience was really receptive and out for some good music. With the sun out and the doors open the music flew out along the street and all kinds of people came by to savour the music and the really festive atmosphere.  Continue Reading Interplay’s high holiday…

Interplay recording at Shoe Factory – new pictures

August 18, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Posted in Jazz, Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Egyptian drum used in Interplay's recording session at the Shoe FactoryFor some great atmospheric, at times whimsical, shots taken by Alan Wakeman during Interplay’s week of recording at the Shoe Factory please go to our Photo Gallery.

Neil Hunter took some great ones too – you can see his by following this link to Photobucket.

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