Due to popularity, Mark Pringle is set to return to Newcastle’s Jazz Cafe for the third time and this time around he will be joined by his eclectic Quartet.
Consisting of three musicians highly regarded by Pringle, their sounds will come together to create an evening of vibrancy and outlandish instrumentation – Scandinavian folk and upbeat swing music are just two themes to be expected on Saturday 7th October.
Said quartet is home to a range of nationalities: Portuguese (drummer, Joao Lopes Pereira), Swedish (guitarist, Tobian Andersson) and English (double bassist, James Banner, who is now based in Germany), which can only add to the flamboyant display expected in the intimate surrounding of the Jazz Cafe.
Also heading to the Jazz Café (Saturday 28th October) is slide guitarist Michael Messer. With a career spanning 30 years, he comes to Newcastle this autumn alongside Mitra (pronounced Meetra) via a string of awards, successful tours and recordings and a range of his own guitars: Michael Messer Resonator Guitars.
Mitra, meaning ‘friends’ in Sanskrit, is an exciting new project from Messer and it sees him team up with Manish Pingle and Gurdain Rayatt to play a fusion of the blues and Hindustani music. An interesting blend of sounds will be performed over the course of the evening with Messer playing both slide and steel guitars as well as providing vocals for Mitra.
The evening comes 18 months after Mitra’s first release, ‘Call of the Blues’, hit number one in the iTunes blues charts. So expect high spirits from a gig certain to ignite a new found passion of Hindustani vibes.
For ticket information for both gigs, or to find out more about all upcoming events at The Jazz Café, Newcastle, head to newcastle-arts-centre.co.uk/thejazzcafe.