Newnham Live 2018
Bringing live music and arts to Newnham on Severn, Gloucestershire
FRIDAY 8 JUNE, 7.30PM
MICHAEL MESSER’S MITRA
Michael Messer’s Mitra are a unique and thrilling fusion of American blues with Hindustani classical music. With Michael’s slide guitar (he designed it himself), Manish Pingles’ Indian slide guitar (called a Mohan veena) underpinned by percussion maestro Gurdain Rayatt playing polyrythmic tabla, the trio create memorable international aural magic. Mannish is travelling from Mumbai to Newnham specially to make this unique event with music that has travelled from the banks of the Mississippi via London and the Ganges delta to the shores of the Severn.
FRIDAY 15 JUNE, 7.30PM
THE RIC SANDERS TRIO
Longtime musical collaborators Ric Sanders, drummer Mike Gregory and guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher return to Newnham with another irresistible medley of classic Blues, Jazz standards and original compositions.
The Ric Sanders Trio will be supported by Sunjay, former BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award nominee and someone who is getting to be well known on the circuit. Although we’re going to see him in “folk mode” Sunjay also makes a fabulous Buddy Holly, as we saw just before Christmas! You can visit his website for more details.
SATURDAY 16 JUNE, 7.30PM
BOOGIE NIGHT WITH DINO BAPTISTE
A high-energy performer with an infectious personality and musical skills to match, pianist Dino Baptiste brings Newnham Live to a rocking close with an evening of powerhouse Blues and Boogie.