Current Programme - Music


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June Monday 17th 7.30pm

"Time Stood Still" UK Tour

The Ollie West Band

"Cinematic, Orchestral Pop" is a phrase not used frequently by bands to describe their sound, yet for The Ollie West Band this fits perfectly. Formed in 2014 by singer, songwriter and pianist Ollie West, this Manchester based ensemble is creating unique music that transcends genre and the generic ideas of the pop band. With influences as far spread as Elbow and Billy Joel to the Cinematic Orchestra to Claude Debussy, the band's instantly recognisable sound has been praised by the likes of Neil McCormick and Dean Friedman.

Tickets: £12, £11 (OAP, FTS, under 16's, jobseekers)
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June Sunday 23rd at 3pm


British Clarinet Ensemble

The British Clarinet Ensemble has performed extensively in Great Britain, Europe, the USA and Japan as well as recording some highly acclaimed CDs. Under its conductor Charles Hine it presents varied and entertaining programmes including original works and classical favourites.

Tickets: £8, £6 (OAP, FTS, under 16's, jobseekers)
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June Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm

Headgate Jazz

Stefanos Tsourelis Trio

Using the guitar and the oud (a traditional lute from the Middle East), Stefanos Tsourelis transports his audience on an authentic and exciting journey involving a unique fusion of Mediterranean music and jazz. In this mixture of musical styles and influences, Stefanos draws on his experiences of life in both Greece and London.

Tickets: £14, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)
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June Friday 28th at 8pm

Amoroso presents a feast of music for the soul

Amoroso

Come and join Mersea-based singing group, Amoroso, for a feast of delicious music. The evening is presented as a three-course dinner menu. Appetisers feature a collection of swing & jazz, the hearty entrée course consists of a selection of contemporary classical delights and the naughty desserts are full of life and vitality! Backed by an eight-piece band, Amoroso will tempt you with three completely different courses of choral music to nourish your soul.

Tickets: £12.50
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July Thursday 4th - Friday 5th at 7.45 Saturday Matinée at 3pm

Can't Help Singing

Platform Musicals

Platform Musicals are celebrating their 25th anniversary with this special concert that highlights 100 years of Musical Theatre and Operetta. Featuring selections from Franz Lehar's "The Merry Widow", the shows of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerome Kern and many more! A musical treat from the talented Platform singers that is not to be missed! A donation will be made to the Barnardo's children's charity.

Tickets: £15
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July Saturday 27th at

A Summer Caberet

Trevor Johnston-Thurston featuring Sam Young

Trevor Johnston-Thurston returns to the Headgate Theatre accompanied by a live band. In this cabaret show, Trevor will be performing a selection of his favourites from musical theatre and pop, including numbers from Les Misérables, Kinky Boots, and Dreamgirls, as well as songs made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Elvis Presley.

Tickets: £10
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August Saturday 10th at 2.30pm and 7.45pm

10 Mad Years

Mad Hatter Productions

Mad Hatter celebrate their 10th anniversary with a collection of favourite songs from all their previous productions. Featuring an incredibly talented troupe of performers from Mad Hatter's past, present and future.

Tickets: £14, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16's, jobseekers)
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August Wednesday 28th at 7.30pm

The "IN' Crowd: Jazz in the 60's

Kevin Fitzsimmons Quartet

Blessed with a rich voice and superb sense of swing, Kevin Fitzsimmons explores songs by cool jazz artists such as Sergio Mendes, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Mel Torme, Nancy Wilson and Ramsey Lewis. He also performs some inspired new jazz re-workings of songs from pop hit-makers of that period - from The Beatles, The Kinks and Burt Bacharach, to Ray Charles and Joni Mitchell.

"Unique interpretations, superb presence, a brilliant gig" - (More Opinions/JAZZ NIGHTS

"Fantastic, what a great voice!" - Sir Trevor McDonald

"Impresses greatly" - UK VIBE (Jazz Culture Online)



Tickets: £14, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)
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September Sunday 15th at 7.30pm

Paul Higgs: 'Pavane'

For this year's Roman River Music Festival, we welcome back trumpeter Paul Higgs, whose original compositions for 'Pavane' blur the boundaries between classical and jazz. Each piece shows us a new soundscape, and the exquisite sound of Paul's trumpet transports us through each one in turn. From the sense of romantic longing in ' Simple Truth', through the rising elegiac quality and counterpoint of 'Crystalline', to the haunting mystery of 'Catalonia', 'Pavane' takes us on an inspiring musical journey.

Paul Higgs (Trumpet), Andy Watson (Classical Guitar), Natalie Rozario (Cello), Chris Ingham (Piano), Jerome Davies (Double Bass), George Double (Drums).



Tickets: £15, £13(conc)
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September Friday 20th at 8pm (Doors open 7.15pm)

Kinks UK

For one night only, this first-rate band will bring to life the sounds of Britpop legends The Kinks. Waterloo Sunset, You Really Got Me, Sunny Afternoon ... They're all there, alongside many other Ray Davies classics in a night not be missed if you like your 60s swinging. Support will come from THE MOD SQUAD, who will be performing a set of mod floor-fillers to get the party started.

Tickets:£12.50
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September Saturday 28th at 7.30pm, 2.30pm Matinée

Valli - the boy from Jersey

Valli looks at the amazing music of the voice of the Four Seasons, in this solo show featuring one of the UK's leading solo Frankie Valli tributes you will be taken on a journey through some of the biggest hits ever written 'Big Girls Don't Cry, Sherry, Walk Like A Man, December 63, Can't Take My Eye's Off You' and many more!

Tickets: £14, £12(conc)
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