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Truth and Tall Tales

Wythall Community Club

Postcode: B47 6LZ

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Truth and Tall Tales

Show Details

Presented by Kel Elliott & Her Three Man Orchestra

Performance date and time
Friday, 19th January 2018
8:00 PM

As seen at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival BBC Introducing stage, with Jamie Cullum and Jo Whiley.

Uplifting, genre-leaping songs from a rousing quartet led by a sassy double-bass playing singer-songwriter with a rich and powerful voice. Quality live music by rising stars championed by Grammy award-winning jazz-pop artist Jamie Cullum. Everyone goes home happy.

'Brilliant.' Madeleine Peyroux (BBC Jazz Awards Best International Artist) ______________________________________________________________________

Kel Elliott: vocals, double bass | Kelvin Leitch: rhythm guitar, vocals | Adam Cross: keyboards, saxophone, bass clarinet, accordion | Jay Riley: Saxophone, keyboards

Inspired by a diverse range of artists from Tom Waits to Ella Fitzgerald, and from Bonnie Raitt to Michelle Shocked, double-bass playing singer Kel Elliott takes her life experiences - and her views on the state of the nation - and hammers them out on stage with humour, irony, and a touch of mischief.

With her infectious, upbeat tales of life and lost love, a big, distinctly rich and powerful voice that sets her apart from her contemporaries, and the ecstatic support of guitar, keyboards and percussion from her talented band, Kel has has wowed audiences from Ireland to Finland: a star in the making. ______________________________________________________________________

'A singer-songwriter with the unusual distinction of being a double bass player; her songs are upbeat in every sense - lyrically optimistic and musically infectious… rich bluesy cafe-jazz.' Performing Rights Society

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Running time
90 mins + interval

Audience Type
Adults/Older Children

Age Range

Ticket Prices
£12.00 Standard / £10.50 Standard in advance / £10.00 Member / £8.50 Member in advance / £7.50 Under 16

Other Ticket Information
Britannia Room event. Doors and bar open 7.30pm.

Main Box Office Telephone Number
01564 822 238

Available From
Wythall House 52, Silver Street, Wythall, Birmingham B47 6LZ. Open all evenings from 7.30pm. Also reservations arranged by phoning Box Office. 01564 822 238

Additional Information
Ample parking available on site. Licensed bar open from 7.30pm for pre-show refreshments, also during the interval and after the show.

Venue Accessibility (See Key for more information)

Reservable/general parking on site Designated parking Ramped approach up to entrance Wheelchair accessible toilet

This performance is supported by:

Arts Council, England

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Bromsgrove District Council Logo

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