TONIGHT'S COMPASSIONATE DICTATORSHIP GIG HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED. WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT THE ARNOLD LEISURE CENTRE IS TO CLOSE AT 5PM TONIGHT ON THE INSTRUCTION OF THE HEAD OF LEISURE AT THE BOROUGH COUNCIL DUE TO A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING - WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS HAS CAUSED.
Thursday 5th Feb 8pm
Tickets - £10 - £8 concs/£5 students/children
Jez Franks (guitar) Tori Freestone (sax) Julie Walkington (bass) Ben Reynolds (drums)
Compassionate Dictatorship was born out of the collaboration between Jez Franks and Tori Freestone who have been playing and writing together since 1993. Described as "catching the current wave of Brit Jazz'" by Jazzwise Magazine, this guitar and sax led quartet play original material that draws from a wide and eclectic range of influences from folk to free and contemporary jazz. Creating fresh sounds and textures within interesting harmonic frameworks and varied meters, the musicians cleverly blending four distinct voices into one. The Quartet will be playing music from their current CD, Coup d'Etat.
"One of the most exciting groups in recent years...this group excels with a controlled but intelligent energy, sophisticated but not lacking in spirit" Avant Music Magazine
Visit the web site at www.compassionatedictatorship.co.uk
Myspace website (with music) - www.myspace.com/compassionatedictatorship