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Jazz singer Emily Wright heads to West Anstey and Buckland Brewer

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: February 07, 2013

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EMILY Wright, will take to the stage in West Anstey and Buckland Brewer this weekend, joined by jazz band, The Royals. Emily has forged a unique niche in the South West jazz scene thanks to her rich vocalisation and flawless alto range.

Emily has a creative approach to jazz and her unique choice of repertoire and original arrangements make her a refreshingly individual performer. Performances have included sell-out concerts at Brecon, Oxford and Cheltenham jazz festivals as well as Glastonbury Festival, and venues all around the UK.

Led by Emily, The Royals are a fabulous jazz quartet. Previously of Sheelanagig and Moscow Drug Club, David Archer adds a touch of Django Reinhardt's gypsy jazz guitar to the band while Mike Willox's Erroll Garner inspired piano playing is a tour de force. Both these great musicians syncopate effortlessly with the bounce of Will Harris's double bass, ensuring the band is always toe-tappingly swinging.

Catch Emily Wright and The Royals at two Beaford Arts Events:

West Anstey Village Hall on Friday, February 8, 7pm. Tickets: £10 (adult), £7 (child), £24 (family), including a two-course supper, on 01398 341615. With a Pay Bar.

Buckland Brewer Village Hall on Saturday, February 9, 7pm. Tickets: £10 including dinner on 01237 451882. Pay bar.

Beaford Arts details: www.beaford-arts.org.uk, phone 01805 603201 or e-mail info@beaford-arts.org.uk

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