Forging a sound of unrivalled rage and beauty The Hard Times Orchestra will get your feet tapping and your hearts thumping with songs for the wasted and wounded.
Expect a heady mix of influences from Bessie Smith, via Cab Calloway to Tom Waits.
Jacqui Wicks (Schwa, Gudrun’s Sisters) sings, Richard Ormrod (Schwa, Panjumby, A Dread Supreme) plays lots of useful instruments, and Jonny Flockton (Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip) will sit quietly with in a corner whilst his banjo gently weeps.
"Gleefully grubby and magnificent"
Wrecking Ball Press
"Jazz Zeitgeistian Smiling Knifers"
Kate Fox, Poet
"Inimitable and Glorious"
Jim McLaughlin, Musicport
"Always a treat to have their words and music on air"
Andrew Edwards, BBC Radio Leeds
Mister Tooley's Disques Noir
Scarborough based DJ and record shop owner Mister Tooley, fresh from playing at Glastonbury and WOMAD festivals, digs deep into his vinyl vaults to offer a selection themed around doomed love, prison songs and femme fatales.
Sunday 1 September 2019, 8.00pm
On the 60th Anniversary, the Ronnie Scott's All Stars take to the road to celebrate the 'Ronnie Scott's Story'.READ MORE