As part of our commemoration of the late singer-songwriter and composer/guitarist Nick Drake’s 70th anniversary, we present a specially commissioned update of trumpeter and composer/arranger Nick Smart’s landmark project Black Eyed Dog, which first performed at St George’s ten years ago when its album of Nick Drake songs was originally released. Appearing in this new all-star line-up, and augmented by the Lochrian String Quartet, are pianist Kit Downes, guitarist John Parricelli, saxophonists James Allsopp and James Gardner-Bateman, vocalists Emily Wright and Alex Taylor, bassist Will Harris and drummer Tim Giles, with Nick Smart on trumpet and the possibility of further guests yet to be added. ‘River Man’, ‘Way to Blue’, ‘Poor Boy’ and many more much-loved Nick Drake songs provide the jumping-off points for thrilling chamber-jazz arrangements, sensitive vocal interpretations and passionate soloing.

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Nick Smart’s Black-Eyed Dog – Remembering Nick Drake

Thursday 19 April
8pm

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