Fliss Gorst Band

Website: https://www.flissgorst.com/the-fliss-gorst-band

Fliss Gorst Band

Fliss Gorst leads a knockout six piece band for an evening of good-time sophistication with sensational swinging originals and sparky dance classics. The add acclaimed Canadian jazz vocalist Lauren Bush and swing singer extraordinaire, Shane Hampsheir and you’ve got all the ingredients for a riotous all singing, all dancing evening!

After leaving her home town, Axminster, for London, bandleader and sax player, Fliss has enjoyed success as a saxophonist, band leader, composer and arranger. And it was her love for swing greats (Louis Prima, Brian Setzer), more modern feel-good music (Olly Murs, Paolo Nutini) and 1950s rock & roll that inspired her to form The Fliss Gorst Band. So, the band have gone from strength to strength with a monthly residency at Poppies of Camden, regular gigs at The Spice Of Life, Soho, sell out theatre shows and  main stage performances at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and Pizza Express Jazz Club.

Debut album

She’s also musical director for the show ‘Celebrating Bond’ and ‘My Winehouse’, a popular Amy Winehouse tribute band. She regularly hosts the Vandojam at The Spice of Life.  Fliss also composes and performs with her smaller jazz ensemble ‘The Fliss Gorst Quartet’.

More recently she has toured with Father John Misty and released a debut album, A Place For Me, which immediately entered the iTunes jazz chart.

Renowned for her big tenor saxophone sound and ‘gorgeous phrases’ (London Jazz News) Fliss is a lively, enthusiastic band leader who loves nothing more than performing with her band and ensuring everyone in the room has just as much fun as her!

Band members

Saxophone/Band Leader- Fliss Gorst; Vocalists- Shane Hampsheir and Lauren Bush; Trumpet- Dave Boraston; Piano- Liam Dunachie; Guitar- John Worth; Bass- Peter Billington; Drums- Dave Ingamells

* Tickets to this event can also be purchased as part of a Weekend Ticket which covers all ticketed events over the festival weekend (except Georgie Fame which is a special concert hosted in conjunction with The Marine Theatre). Weekend Ticket here

 

WE SAY:

 “Joyously talented and hugely entertaining with a delicious sense of fun”.

 

THEY SAY:

Renowned for her big tenor saxophone sound and ‘gorgeous phrases London Jazz News

 

 

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Event Date

25th May 2018 - 25th May 2018

Event Time

08:00 - 22:30

Event Location

Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, UK