Tuesday 18 May 2021
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
£12/£9/£5 – Get your tickets here
Annika is fabulous jazz, soul and blues singer and entertainer, based in Exeter. Last summer she brought her ‘Tribute to Anita O’Day’ to our outdoor venue, and was amazing. This time she’s being joined by some of the Arts Centre regulars:
Steve Dow (guitar), Jim Rintoul (bass), Martin Jenkins (piano and Hammond organ), Andy Williamson (sax) and Josh Rose (drums).
The Ashburton contingent here is Steve, Josh and Andy. Josh appeared for the first time last year with a band from South Dartmoor Sixth Form – he’s a superb drummer, currently applying to the top music colleges in the land. We’ll miss him when he goes. Steve’s a superb guitarist, whether soloing or comping – never dull! Andy is also the Arts Director at the Arts Centre, and will join in on stage (when invited!) at the drop of a hat. Before moving to Devon in 2009 he was based in London and has played with Tom Robinson, Suggs and Marth Reeves, when not with the Big Buzzard Boogie Band or (once upon a time) the Honkin’ Hep Cats.
The Hammond Organ that Martin (from Tavistock) will be playing is resident in the Arts Centre – it’s an original from the 1960s, complete with rotating Leslie speaker – it’s a monster that sounds amazing when under the hands of a master (like Martin!). Jim is one of the regions finest bassist, whether on electric or double. He’ll be setting the groove with Josh – if only we were allowed to dance! Sadly it’s hand-jive only for now until the covid rules change.
Admission £12 or £9 or £5 – you choose!
Doors and bar open at 7pm. Music starts around 7.30pm. Covid rules apply (and these are always subject to change): windows open for ventilation; social distancing between bubbles; bar service at seat; masks on inside the building; online booking, etc.
Pandemic policies. This information will be updated as things change.
Update: April 2022
- Face masks: In the Main Hall, on the ground floor, these are recommended at all times, but are optional. Anyone who sits upstairs in the balcony MUST wear a face mask – with NO exceptions (not even those who are exempt). This is to allow people who are clinically vulnerable to have a place to sit where seats are naturally separated, so: (a) to provide a place for people who want to be as distanced as possible from others, and with anyone nearby wearing a mask; (b) as virus particles when airborne are generally heavier than air, this helps to mitigate the risk of transmission from people sitting in the balcony to audience members below.
- The windows and doors of the venue will be open, allowing fresh air to be constantly moving through. Although we have heating, this might mean that the ambient temperature is a little cooler than some might like, and audience members should dress accordingly.
- Please, if you can, take a Lateral Flow test before coming to the Arts Centre, and if this is positive, don’t come. These tests aim to pick up anyone who is infectious at the moment of testing, so please take the test as late as possible on the same day before coming to the Arts Centre. If you test positive, a refund or transfer of your ticket to another event can be arranged, if you let us know before the start of the event, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.