Last night we packed The
Lescar in Sheffield and sold 5 aprons! What a sensational night. Our good buddy Aubin Vanns filled in for Eirik and did a smashing job. Special thanks to Jez Matthews for putting us on. He said:
'Katie and The Allsorts really lit up the room with a combination of tight band playing and musicianship, great arrangements and solos, and a really positive energy throughout.
Katie is an engaging and energetic presence on the drums, at the heart of everything that went on, full of rhythmic nuance, and in complete command of her instrument. She has also surrounded herself with first rate players: Russ Henderson on sax was both muscular and melodic, with a great sound, Oli Cadman exploratory and energetic on keyboards, Pete Gavin really solid on bass, and special guest guitarist Aubin Vanns really shining. There is a real sense of the band enjoying themselves and connecting with the audience, and no shortage of good humour - rare qualities. They deserve to be heard more widely (and surely will).'
Previous to that we were at the fantastic JATP at the Bradford Irish Club. What great hospitality, friendly people, excellent piano and bright venue.
See us again on:
13 June @ The New Bradford Playhouse (Jazz and Cheesecake)
15 September @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, Lancaster Brewery, 2:35pm
11 October @ Marsden Jazz Festival, The Railway Inn, 8:30pm
In the meantime, start working on your best cheesecake recipe for our next gig in Bradford! :D