Wednesday January 30th 8.30pm - Gareth Williams : Ian Thomas : Laurence Cottle
Three of the UK's most accomplished musicians in a fabulous Trio
Three of the UK's most accomplished musician in a fabulous trio!
One of the most intensely creative, dynamic and exciting performers on the UK scene, Gareth Williams has been receiving increasing critical and public acclaim since becoming a professional musician in the early 90s. Described as “jewel of a player... spinning out luminous introductions and codas” by Jazziz Magazine (USA), he has dazzled audiences not only by his virtuoso approach to the piano, but also by his multi-instrumentalist talents on guitar and vocals.
Ian Thomas is a session drummer from London, UK, born in Cardiff. Without doubt Ian is one of the UK's most sought after and respected session players. Ians musical credits see him playing in diverse musical genres from Big Bands through to working with artists such as Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Sting, Mick Jagger, George Michael, Tom Jones, Seal, Rufus Wainwright, Mike & The Mechanics, Michael Jackson and many others.
Superlative Jaco-influenced electric bass virtuoso Laurence Cottle is possibly the best the UK's ever produced. Swansea born, his remarkable and varied career has spanned gigs with top jazz players, recording for major Hollywood movie soundtracks, and session work with some of the biggest names in rock and pop.
Laurence is credited with appearances on over 100 albums. He has recorded with Alan Price, Van Morrison, Brian Eno, Seal, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Black Sabbath, and Mike Oldfield. The bass player with Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Pee Wee Ellis’s Funk Assembly, and a regular part of Ronnie Scott’s All Stars, his jazz credentials are impeccable, including work with the likes of Jim Mullen, Django Bates, Gary Husband, Jason Rebello and Al Jarreau. His playing has appeared on the soundtracks to the films Cavatina, Lethal Weapon, and Crossroads. He has also contributed original music to television series including Friends, Spongebob Squarepants, Kavanagh QC, Matlock, All My Children, Big Brother, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Cybill, and Emmerdale.
ADULT FULL £13
JAZZLAND MEMBER 2019 - £10,
STUDENT - £7