16
Dec
2014

Nick Svarc Trio feat. Scott Devine

Friday 6th March

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

 

Cafe Portico is delighted to welcome ex-Lincoln resident Nick Svarc to perform with his trio. Nick is a highly accomplished electric guitarist, equally at home playing mainstream and contemporary jazz. Expect to hear delicately crafted original compositions, alongside classic burning jazz repertoire! Joining the band will be international bassist Scott Devine. Svarc has played all over the UK and Europe at various Jazz and Popular music Festivals. Most notably Birstonas Jazz Festival Lithuania, Manchester Jazz Festival, Marsdon Jazz Festival, Wigan Jazz Festival, Southport Jazz Festival, The 02 Wireless Festival (Hyde Park) amongst many others.

“Guitar-led fusion from this youthful, Leeds-based virtuoso” – Time Out

“These three push all the buttons, tick all the boxes. You want funk? you got it? You want Jazz? It’s
right there. Maybe you want to go a little towards the outside? They’ll take you there and bring you
back in one piece” – Bebop Spoken Here

 

 

 

 

18
Nov
2014

Liteside Jazz

Friday 6th February

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

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.”

 

liteside jazz

17
Nov
2014

Cafe Portico Christmas Opening Times

Christmas opening times;

Cafe Portico will be closed on Wednesday the 24th and reopen on Monday the 29th. We will also be closed on Thursday the 1st and 2nd of Janurary and reopen on Saturday the 3rd.

From all of us here at Cafe Portico we would like to wish you a merry Christmas!

15
Nov
2014

Ben Martin Trio

Friday 23rd January

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

 

The newest incarnation of the Ben Martin Trio draws upon most aspects of the jazz tradition from New Orleans through to Swing, Be-Bop, Hard Bop and Free Jazz. Playing originals and standards with humour and passion Ben is joined by Martyn Spencer on double bass and Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood on drums.
Collectively the band have worked with Groove Armada, Schmoov! Lady Gaga, Kenny Wheeler, Allen Vizzutti, Andy Sheppard, Jim Mullen, Dave Newton, Tom Middleton, Charles Webster and many more.

 

“A soloist of immaculate taste and lyricism” – John Fordham, The Guardian.

 

 

09
Oct
2014

Ratcliffe Martin & Wood

28th November

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

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.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/ratcliffe-martin-wood/cafe-portico/811718

 

09
Oct
2014

Quei Due

Friday 12th December

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £5 available in advance from the Cafe

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.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/quei-due/cafe-portico/811719

 

09
Oct
2014

New Years Eve Party

Wednesday 31st December

Food available from 8.00pm Music Starts 8.30pm

Live music from the Fyreflies

Tickets £15 including a cocktail available in advance from the Cafe

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

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/new-years-eve-party/cafe-portico/811720

 

 

09
Oct
2014

Secret Supper Club

Dates to be confirmed via text

Please text 07956653156 to join the Supper Club

Limited Availability

An exclusive evening where you can put a price on your meal
You will receive a text confirming your membership and invitations will be sent out at random prior to the event.
Please let me know if you have any specific dietary requirements.
Fully Licensed all drinks to be paid for. 

Your mobile number will only be used for the purpose of the Supper Club

 

09
Oct
2014

Ben Martin Quartet

Friday 7th November

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £7.50 available in advance from the Cafe

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.

 

Tickets available from the cafe or online at;

http://www.seetickets.com/event/ben-martin-quartet/cafe-portico/811717

 

 

 

09
Oct
2014

Sonophilia – Fyreflies

Saturday 25th October

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts 8:30pm

Tickets £6 available in advance from the Cafe

Lincoln’s first festival of sound;

Performance from one of Lincoln’s best known bands. Powerful and energetic songs rooted in traditional folk styles, and the first opportunity to grab a copy of the bands brand new EP.

For full details + programme visit; www.sonophilia.co.uk