Charlie Cooper writes vintage soul, updated perfectly, sung with deep and husky soul-pipes.
Taking the lead from the lady pianists that have inspired her own writing such as Carol King and Nina Simone, Charlie leads tonight's performance from behind the piano with three of her legendary CC's.
Early in 2012 guitarist Diego Prato formed his first original project, consisting of a trio with bass (Arron Bell) and drums (Joe Luckin). His background includes jazz, funk, Latin, soul and hip hop music. These elements are all important influences, shared by all members, in a sound that is jazz-based but that has an interest in, and a vision towards, the contemporary.
JBQ consists of British Jazz Awards rising star, Jamie on Trumpet. Tom Kincaid on Piano, Ken Marley on Double Bass, and Jack Cotterill on Drums. This fresh and exciting quartet have a vast range of experience in different styles of music and have come together to play their own mix of New Orleans street beat, swing & reggae.
The After Hours are a 21st Century anomaly; a collective of loveable rogues hell bent on redefining live dance music.
Weaving the sounds of 1920's New Orleans jazz, sizzling swing and bouncing balkan brass with thoroughly modern dance styles, The After Hours have created a uniquely exciting take on Electro - Swing.
If you're after a night of cool grooves and dancing, this is the night for you!
The Matt & Phreds ALL STAR Jam is hosted by one of the most exciting young Manchester bands, DREAMER.
Alongside DREAMER, we will be inviting Guest Musicians to join the band and Jam with anyone who wants to take part.