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A war artist will have depicted some aspect of war through art; this might be a pictorial record or it might commemorate how war shapes lives. A war artist creates a visual account of war by showing its impact as men and women are shown waiting, preparing, fighting, suffering, celebrating.
The works produced by war artists illustrate and record many aspects of war, and the individual’s experience of war, whether allied or enemy, service or civilian, military or political, social or cultural. The rôle of the artist and his work embraces the causes, course and consequences of conflict and it has an essentially educational purpose.
Liteside are a six-piece swing, Latin and party band. “We call our music Latin jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz. It’s jazz-based but on the lighter side. We play sweet, foot-tapping tunes and smooth ballads for you to dance and bop around to. From swing to boogie-woogie, rock & roll, classic pop such as the Beatles, Latin and jazz rock.”
Lincoln based drummer Stevie Smith presents his all star trio, featuring the talents of the fabulous Thom Whitworth (guitar) and Dave Shields (bass). Stevie has worked with the likes of Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Jean Toussaint as well as being a former member of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.
With Nicola’s trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band. It comprises of voice, tenor sax, piano, double bass and drums and with Piero Tucci – “a jazzer’s dream, as unpretentiously skilfulon keys as he is on sax.” Sandman magazine – and the intense and propulsive drumming of Phil Johnson, these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with its genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully – and to swing yer socks off!
Taking the UK by storm, fabulous Lincolnshire based emerging vocalist Shannon Reilly is joined by guitar virtuoso Pat McCarthy and fine bassist Warren Jolly. “This is superb music that manages to pull off that difficult trick of having a broad appeal whilst still satisfying the jazz connoisseur” – Gill Wilde, Jazz Promoter of the Year. “The most talked about gig of the week” – John Holland, New Jazz 5.
Saxophonist and composer Ben Martin leads his dynamic young quartet featuring Matt Ratcliffe (piano), Martyn Spencer (double bass), and Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood (drums). They bring a programme of arranged standards from the likes of Rodgers & Hart and Sonny Rollins, original material inspired by Duke Ellington & Charles Mingus and even reworked pop songs from Michael Jackson and Billy Ray Cyrus. “A soloist of immaculate taste and lyricism” – John Fordham, The Guardian.
R,M&W came together to recreate the cool sounds of the 1960s West coast lounge scene – seamlessly blending jazz, soul, funk and pop. All three members are accomplished musicians in their own right, and have performing with such jazz luminaries as Kenny Wheeler, Andy Sheppard, Dennis Rollins and Dave O’Higgins as well as soul stars Edwin Starr, Jimmy Hames, The Drifters and Clem Curtis.
Quei Due are Caterina Comeglio-vocals and Adam Taylor-guitar. Together they play a mix of italian songs mixed with contemporary jazz influences and original music. Bringing a heartfelt blend of story-telling and emotion to their rhythmic and melodically engaging music, Quei Due take influence from many different sources; from the rhythms of Brazil to the poetry of Eugenio Montale and to the music of Allan Holdsworth. The group’s ethos is to create music which is simultaneously innovative and entertaining to any audience. “Quei Due left no one in any doubt as to their musical prowess and ability to engage with their audience.” – Samuel Moore, Musician in Residence, Arts at Trinity.
Come support your local musicians at Cafe Portico and ring in the New Year with style. A cocktail on arrival for everyone and a choice of food and drink available from our extensive menu. The Fyreflies are a Lincoln based folk/rock duet performing original and lively material to suit a variety of tastes. Also perform ‘folky’ cover versions of well known songs by acts, such as: REM, The Kinks, Led Zeppelin, The Stranglers, The Doors, Donovan and more. Make the most of our informal atmosphere with singing and dancing into the early hours
An exclusive evening where you can put a price on your meal
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