Snowboy and the Latin Section – Sunday 24 September

Without a doubt, not only is Snowboy one of the biggest names in Latin Jazz, he is also a great friend and long-standing supporter of Tongue and Groove, having graced the turntables for us on many occasion, as well as appearing with his amazing band.

One the 24th September 2017, we’re presenting that incredible band at the prestigious Palace Theatre in Westcliff, a charming Edwardian theatre with music hall origins (originally opened in 1912) – a fine and apt venue for Snowboy.

This show celebrates over 30 years of Snowboy and the Latin Section, as well as the latest album, ‘New York Afternoon’, the first release on Snowboy’s own label, Snowboy Records.

One of Europe’s finest percussionists and Congueros, Snowboy, has recorded or performed percussion with artists such as Lisa Stansfield, JTQ, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Deodato, Jon Lucien, Big John Patton, Airto Moreira, Herman Olivera and many, many more. More importantly Snowboy is also the leader of Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz group, Snowboy & The Latin Section, featuring the UK’s most exciting and pyrotechnical jazz and Latin players: Sid Gauld (Trumpet), Paul Taylor (Trombone), Neil Angilley (Hammond B3 and Fener Rhodes), Nico Gomez (Bass), Davide Giovannini (Drums, Timbales and Vocals) and Dave Pattman (Bongos). ‘New York Afternoon’ features every one of them as always. But that’s not all, Snowboy is also an in demand DJ and a regular at the likes of the South London Soul Train’s bi-monthly sessions.

New York Afternoon is classic Snowboy drawing on jazz dance classics, salsa and mambo in a dynamic new recording which captures the block party feel of 1970s Latin jazz and early salsa. The all-important trademark Snowboy mambo style is present with an authentic cover of the Edmundo Ros classic ‘Olé Mambo’ and the original ‘La Época Del Palladium’.

The great influence of his mentor and friend, Eddie Palmieri, on the long, mean, dark and tense, ‘The Triple Bluff’ is there too. There is the epic and grandiose solo keyboard piece ‘Cala Escarpada’ by Neil Angilley and two heavy Salsa songs ‘Tres Tambores’ and ‘Echalo Ya’. The distinctive vocals of Davide Giovannini are prominent throughout the album.

The album also features some very special guests, including the legendary House music vocalist, Marc Evans, from Baltimore on the title track a cover of the legendary Richie Cole and Eddie Jefferson “Jazz Dance” classic ‘New York Afternoon’. ‘Better’ and ‘Oxen Free’ feature and are written by, the incredible Boston based jazz singer-songwriter Jen Kearney. The final guest is experimental saxophonist, Pete Wareham, from Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear and Melt Yourself Down. Snowboy’s long-time Saxophonist, Gary Plumley, was on sabbatical in India, so he asked Pete. Snowboy is a huge fan of his wild and uncompromising Free Jazz style and Wareham’s unique style certainly brings something different to the album.

Not only is this Snowboy’s 16th album, but after recording for over 30 years, New York Afternoon is his most unique and ambitious one yet.

 

Tickets are available from the Southend Theatres website, or directly from Tongue and Groove on 07702089264

https://southendtheatres.org.uk/Online/tickets-snowboy-southend-2017

Haggis Horns are back! Again!

Here at Tongue and Groove, we just cannot get enough of The Haggis Horns – and judging the receptions for their previous blistering performances, neither can you!

We’re delighted to have them back again on Sunday 16th April 2017 (Easter Bank Holiday Sunday) – along with DJ Snowboy, for an incredible night of some of the best funk that you can hear anywhere in the world, period.

As always, we offer both dining and lounge-only tickets. Dining tickets are £50 which includes a 4-course meal, and lounge-only tickets are £17.50.

Tickets can be booked by calling Ria on 07702 089264 (with NO booking fee) or online at http://buytickets.at/tongueandgroovepresentscom

Find out a little more about TheHaggis Horns at http://www.thehaggishorns.com/

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Omar, 28th August – save money on booking fees!

As with all Tongue and Groove events, for your convenience, lounge tickets can be booked online, the downside being that booking fees are incurred for this service.

We can offer you a saving on the booking fee by booking directly with the promoters of this event, by calling 07702089264 or 07956480473. In many cases, we’ll even personally deliver your tickets in advance of the event.

OMAR (MBE) has just released his 7th album, perhaps the funkiest by far, featuring appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone and Estelle, and we have him and his full band appearing exclusively at The Boatyard in Leigh on Sea.

*”When I grow up I wanna be just like Omar”- Stevie Wonder.*

Omar and his band always sell out 2 nights in a row, every year, at London’s Jazz Cafe. Fresh from his Japan tour and already recording his 8th album, Omar stays at the top of his game with that fantastic and unique voice.

Don’t delay in booking for what will surely be a sell-out event.

Tickets and further info: 07702089264 or 07956480473

Omar, August 28th 2016

The father of British Neo Soul , get up close and personal with the man who bought you huge hits including ‘THERE’S NOTHING LIKE THIS’, OMAR (MBE) has just released his 7th album, perhaps the funkiest by far, featuring appearances from Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone and Estelle .

*”When I grow up I wanna be just like Omar”- Stevie Wonder.*

Omar and his band always sell out 2 nights in a row, every year, at London’s Jazz Cafe. Fresh from his Japan tour and already recording his 8th album, Omar stays at the top of his game with that fantastic and unique voice.
28th AUGUST (Bank Holiday Sunday)
@The Boatyard, Leigh on sea. 8pm-1am
Lounge Tickets:£20
Or
Dining Tickets:£50 (Includes 4course meal&waiter service)

Info/tickets 07702089264 / 07956480473

Please note, only lounge tickets can be booked online. Please call one of the numbers listed above to book dining tickets.

Buy lounge tickets for Tongue and Groove Presents: Omar at The Boatyard, 28th August 2016

This event will sell fast!
See you there!

 

www.omarmusic.co.uk

Roachford, 29th May 2016

Toungue and Groove Presents are proud to once again host a show by Roachford, following his hugely successful and sold-out previous appearance. Seeing as how we could have sold that show out three times over, we thought that having him back again was the right thing to do.

DJ on the night is Scott Cuba, playing an exclusive funk and soul set for the dancefloor.

Lounge tickets are £20, dining tickets £50 (includes 4 course meal).

Call 07702089264 / 07956480473 for further information and tickets, or book online