It continues to be an exceptionally busy time playing at lots of fantastic weddings and a variety of other types of gig since my last blog post. I am very much enjoying playing with the fabulous Claire Barker Band and we have played to some amazing audiences. It’s always a good feeling when the dance floor is full and everyone is having a great time dancing the night away. I have also been playing solo guitar at some spectacular venues. Quite a few new pieces of music have been added to my repertoire as I have been requested to play a whole variety of styles for the brides entrance, signing of the register and exit music, along with specific favourites for the bride and groom.
Looking ahead, there are a few exciting performances coming up so I thought I would include information about some of them for anyone interested in attending.
13th August – Claire Barker Band at HEART FM and Great Yarmouth fireworks.
From 8.30pm on the 13th August, I will be playing with the Claire Barker Band at the Heart Soundstage on the Sealife Centre Gardens. Starting at 10..00pm, the free firework display will be lighting up the sky. According to their website, the best viewing area is anywhere along the seafront Esplanade, along Britannia or Wellington pier. Lots of other fun things will be happening, so bring the family and enjoy a great night out!
30th August – The Paul Hill Band at Norwich Jazz Club’s Jazz Weekender.
Alongside the many weddings I play at throughout the year, there are many other types of event in which I am involved. Even though it might not be relevant to weddings, I thought that I would include information about this great jazz weekend organised by the Norwich Jazz Club.
My jazz funk/fusion quartet will be opening this exciting jazz festival. My band consists of good friends and phenomenal musicians who all enjoy this particular genre of jazz. Playing tunes by artists such as John Scofield, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Mike Stern, we all love to get in the groove and get creative with this band.
Tickets can be purchased from SeeTickets.com.
14th September – An evening of Jazz and Cabaret.
The Laura White and Paul Hill Duo will be playing this popular charity event. We are both looking forward to being a part of this yearly show and to help fundraising for breast cancer. I shall be accompanying Laura on my seven string arch top guitar and we will be playing a mix of jazz, soul and pop songs from our repertoire.
Next public performance
Most of my gigs are weddings or other private functions. My next public gig is with the Claire Barker band on Friday 8th August at the Maid’s Head in Old Catton. This is always a fun gig so if you fancy a boogie, come and join us for the party!
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I hope to see you on a gig soon.
Bye for now!
by Paul Hill