Cheerio – Top 10 Tips For A Good Death @ Lancaster Jazz Festival

Steve LewisI’m very pleased to announce that I’ll be joining the amazing talent put together by Steve Lewis aka Deep Cabaret for his show Cheerio – Top 10 Tips For A Good Death, a commission for this year’s Lancaster Jazz Festival.

The show is on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm in Lancaster Baptist Church – Tickets £5 (£2 Jnr Advance)

The fill line up is:
Steve Lewis: voice, guitar, shruti, concertina
Beth Allen: voice
Shaun Blezard: live re-mixing, electronics,
Chris Bridges: trombone
John Jasnoch: Lap Steel
Dave Tompkins: double bass
Paul Sherwood: hurdy-gurdy
Carolyn Francis: bagpipes, violin
+ one or two other guests

A little about the show:

Following the success of DC Vox’s 15 piece improvatorio Cante Jondo at last year’s festival Deep Cabaret is back with a quite different one-off band and a collection of songs, drones & grooves about mortality, some written, some made in the moment.

Sequeling 2005′s near legendary Top Ten Sex Tips, Cheerio will feature players and material drawn from Orchestre DC Dansette, Deep Cabaret 3, DC Vox and Deep Clutter with words taken from sources as varied as Buddhist meditations and BBC sitcoms. Re-mastered for a group of instant improvisers, with live samples fed back into the mix and a parallel film shot by Wired In maestro Richard Davis, it will become a meditation on landscape, death and meaning; a moving but optimistic take on “knowing, not knowing and sort-of-knowing”.

Also on the bill are Stephen Grew & Max Sterling