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Swing’s The Thing

We’re swinging into 2018 with the ‘Swing’s The Thing’.  This brand new show sees Clare and her excellent musicians effortlessly traverse a rich landscape of timeless and sparkling material, with standards from the grand masters of the Great American Song Book, Cole Porter & Rodgers & Hart, to witty urbane song stylists of the 50’s […]

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Two sat navs, an atlas plus 3 extra hours …

Two sat navs, an atlas plus 3 extra hours on top of the required 5, afforded us the luxury of checking into our hotel before sound check.  We rewarded ourselves with a cup of tea and homemade shortbread biscuits stacked pretty in a jar by the kettle. Victoria Hall in Settle is a wonderful venue, […]

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Third is my gear of choice …

For the sake of humanity and the world at large, I refrain from driving wherever possible but then Muddy is a brilliant driver, so we’re all lucky that I don’t often need to get behind the wheel.   Mud seems to have eyes in the back of her head and can spot potential hazards a mile […]

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The cost of a 5 mins conversation …

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of presenting and performing with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. It was the launch of a yearlong programme of events and initiatives called The EQ Project designed to remix the gender balance in jazz.  The concert celebrated compositions and songs written by women from the 30’s […]

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