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The Schmoozenbergs

Part of Gin Garden Sessions


Free entry

Our Gin Garden Sessions are back!

During the pandemic, we moved our summertime gigs outside into our beautiful gardens – and we liked it so much that we’re back for more. Our Gin Garden returns in partnership with 6 O’Clock Gin, and across June and July, we’re welcoming brilliant local artists for our free weekend afternoon sessions. You don’t need a ticket – just come along, order one of our delicious summer drinks, and soak up the music. If the weather isn’t on our side, we’ll relocate into our Café Bar instead.

This week’s session is with The Schmoozenbergs.

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and a liberal sprinkling of high energy folk, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. With roots in Gypsy Jazz, and influences beyond, they bring you irresistible rhythms, evocative melodies and playful improvisation to create a lively and heartwarming sound.

Featuring soaring violin (Gina Griffin), masterful double-bass (Ron Phelan), bouncing rhythm and hot lead guitars (Sam Stennett / Tom Brydon-Smith), they have delighted audiences at venues and festivals throughout the UK. Their live show combines energetic original music with imaginative interpretations of classic jazz tunes. Their most recent album Awaken (2019), a collection of original compositions, was ‘Played throughout with much gusto, and projects an infectious joie de vivre that will, no doubt, healthily up any heartbeat’ (*****, Morning Star), and was described as ‘Excellent musicianship, laidback and accomplished…played with love and abandon’ (Folkradio.co.uk).

Listen to a snippet: