22
Aug
2016

Liteside – 24th September

After the toe tapping evening we had on Wednesday, courtesy of the very talented duo Jinski, we want to keep the ball rolling! We will be welcoming Liteside, a firm favourite at Caffe Portico, on Saturday 24th September.

Liteside are a Newark based band and have been playing together for the past 8 years. Their six piece outfit (3 horns, 3 rhythm) have played in all the Newark jazz festivals and at Caffe Portico on many occasions.

Liteside’s smooth, melodic tunes mean you don’t have to be a jazz buff to enjoy them; they call it “jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz”. Their foot-tapping swing & Latin tunes and smooth ballads make for sweet listening. Think Duke Ellington meets Jools Holland and you’ll be in the right area.

Follow this link to have a listen, they’ve put together a compilation to give you a flavour of what a Liteside jazz evening will be like.

Tickets are an absolute steal at £6 so pick up yours while we still have seats available!

As usual a special menu will be prepared, the food being nearly as much of a treat as the music!

We hope to see as many of you there as possible, its not a night to miss, call 07956653156 for more details.

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15
Aug
2016

Upcoming music nights!!!

At Caffe Portico we’re looking forward to this Wednesdays Live Music Night when we will be hosting the acoustic roots duo Jinski!

There’s still time to get tickets for this event and at £6 each it’s shaping up to be a great mid-week treat. Tickets are available at the Café or you can call 07956653156 to reserve.

Don’t miss out on a great evening!

In addition to Wednesdays live performance the summer’s line-up continues with Liteside on Saturday the 24th September

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Liteside

A firm favourite at Caffe Portico, Liteside are a Newark based band and have been playing together for the past 8 years. Their six piece outfit (3 horns, 3 rhythm) have played in all the Newark jazz festivals and at Caffe Portico on many occasion.

Liteside’s smooth, melodic tunes mean you don’t have to be a jazz buff to enjoy them; they call it “jazz for people who don’t think they like jazz”. Their foot-tapping swing & Latin tunes and smooth ballads make for sweet listening. Think Duke Ellington meets Jools Holland and you’ll be in the right area.

Liteside have played at Caffe Portico on many occasions and never fail to impress, so hurry to get your tickets! Again they’re only £6 each, available from the Caffe.

Liteside

Franc Cinelli

Franc Cinelli was a big hit at his debut appearance at Caffe portico, so we’re delighted to have him back on the 1st October.

Bucking the trend with his free-wheeling alternative folk, Franc Cinelli is the songwriters’ songwriter. From up-tempo torch songs to blues laden road journals and love-struck serenades to defiant, prison outlaw ballads; Franc has carved his own musical path.

His new album The Marvel Age has been called “A roosty, bluesy, folky confection” by R2 Magazine and “A road album evoking images of long distance car journeys through barren wastelands” By the Acoustic Magazine.

Another bargain, tickets are only £6! Available at the Caffe.

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As always all our music nights will be accompanied by a specially prepared menu for the evening and as many of you know the combination of good food and music is a real treat.

At each event doors open at 7pm, food will be served from 7.30pm and the music to begin at 8.30pm.

So, make room in your calendars for some truly great nights of music at Caffe Portico.

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20
Mar
2016

Mambo Jambo – 20th May

Acoustic roots duo, Mambo Jambo, will be taking you on an intriguing and joyous musical journey mixing elements and sounds from world, folk and jazz on the 20th May. Featuring music from New Orleans, Cuba, Brazil and Eastern Europe, as well as cajun, bluegrass, boogie, and their own compositions. Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra – Pete on guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, accordion, suitcase and Frankie on saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal, and percussion.

Mambo Jambo have firmly established themselves as one of the country’s finest live acts, the pair play a bewildering array of acoustic instruments – all played with flair and enthusiasm. To describe their music as ‘feel-good’ is an understatement – I guarantee it will give everyone a lift after the winter blues”Martin Peirson, Processed Pea Folk Club

‘Mambo Jambo are quite simply two of the most talented and entertaining musicians around. Their welcome return visits to the Hunsley Acoustic Music sessions are always a sell-out way in advance of their concerts which is a tribute to them as artists! The audience never cease to be enthralled and captivated by their versatility and their warm, entertaining delivery and exceptional talent. Once seen…never forgotten!!!’Will Richardson, Hunsley Acoustic Music

“Mambo Jambo- Wonderful sound”Gareth Evans, BBC Radio Sheffield

“The sheer enthusiasm & joy of their music along with their wonderful musicianship & great stage presence combine to create an act that will undoubtedly go down a storm wherever they play.”Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival 

Take a look at some of their tracks:

http://mambojambo.co.uk/recordings/

Tickets are £6 from the Caffè, Call 07956653156 for more details, see you soon!

17
Mar
2016

Gabrielle Ducomble – May 10th

Talented vocalist Gabrielle Ducomble brings charm and sophistication to the British jazz scene. Singing in English and her native French, Gabrielle performs Parisian-style jazz and tango, putting a contemporary spin on songs by Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Serge Gainsbourg and Astor Piazzolla, plus her own original material. Her band, including some of Europe’s finest musicians in an authentic line-up of guitar, violin and accordion, provides the perfect anchor for her superlative vocals.

Gabrielle brings her special blend of Gallic charm and invites you to experience her Parisian-style jazz and tango as she performs songs by Piaf, Legrand, Brel and many more, supported by bass, accordion and the great guitarist Nic Meier. ‘Polished, classy and refined’…….Emma Freud BBC Radio 4.

Here’s a link to some of her videos:

http://gabrielleducomble.com/videos/

Gabrielle will be playing on the 10th of May, Tickets £8 from the Caffe.

Gabrielle Ducomble

02
Mar
2016

Ryan Farmer – 9th April

Ryan Farmer has taken influence from sounds of the Mississippi Delta, the traditional folk of the Appalachian Mountains and the Honky Tonk of a Texas bar room and will be bringing his unique blend of gospel, country and blues here, to us at Caffè Portico on the 9th April. So prepare for songs to make you dance, drink and cry in the space of a few minutes.

After the success of his debut Worries & Troubles in 2014 (I’m Not From London Records), Ryan is back with more tales of whiskey, women and worry. Ryan’s music has been praised across the midlands for the last two years:

“In fact, if it’s modern blues you’re looking for, you can’t go far wrong with this record. Chuck it on while you’re having a bottle of beer and a cigarette, then listen to it again when your head’s pounding the next morning.” – Leftlion

Here’s a link to his most recent videos.

Tickets are only £5 from the Caffe, call 07956653156 to reserve tickets.

 

ryan farmer

02
Mar
2016

Mali & Me – 18th March

With the start of March the live music season will be getting into full swing at Caffe Portico. Our first live act, Franc Cinelli, has already sold out, however there will be many more in the coming months.

Mali & Me will be our next event on the 18th March. The local duo are bringing back the old fashioned piano and vocal combination, reviving this old tradition with some of their favourite Jazz and RnB tunes. This is the perfect act to have a relaxed evening with good food, wine and music.

Here are a couple of their tracks:

A cover of Nora Jones, I don’t know why.

Their first original track Right Here – Live at Leeds Corn Exchange.

Tickets are £6 from the Caffe or call 07956653156 to reserve.

We’ve already sold half the places available so don’t delay!

 

Live from Leeds Corn Exchange

Mali & Me – Live from Leeds Corn Exchange

29
Jan
2016

Upcoming Music events in March!

You have all been very patient with us, but we can now say that music nights at Caffe Portico are now back!

We will be kicking off with two events in March; with more to follow in the coming months.

The First will be Franc Cinelli, an Italian born singer, songwriter who has toured the Uk, USA and Italy and will be bring his unique combination of Folk, country and Rock n’Roll here on March 4th

Here’s a link to his site: http://www.franccinelli.com

Following, on the 18th March, will be a fantastic local duo Mali and Me, a group who combine Jazz and RnB to create the perfect atmosphere to wine and dine, relax and listen to great music.

Check out their Facebook and a few of tracks here: https://www.facebook.com/maliandmeofficial

Tickets will be available from the Caffe or you can reserve by calling 07956653156.

For each event we will be serving a specially prepared dinner menu, please let us know if you wish to dine with us when collecting your tickets.

Don’t miss out on the return of live music to Caffe Portico and we hope to see you all soon.

22
Nov
2013

Liteside Jazz

Friday 7th March

Food served from 7:30pm

Music starts at 8:30pm

Tickets: £6 Available at 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.”

12
Sep
2013

Liteside Jazz

Friday 4th October
Food served from 7:30pm
Music starts at 8:30pm
Tickets:
£6 Available at 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.”

http://www.liteside.co.uk/

28
Nov
2012

Colin Dudman & Friends Charity Jazz Evening

Friday 25th January
Food served from 7:30pm
Music starts at 8:30pm
Tickets:
£6

In support of Breast Cancer Care, local favourite Colin returns to Café Portico with fellow jazz musicians. Their acoustic Jazz style is based on a fusion of the exuberant Hot Club de Paris music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli mixed with more recent developments in modern jazz to stimulate your soul.

We’re hosting this evening to help support Faye Bowser in raising money for Breast Cancer Care. She will also be taking part in 3 events in 2013 to raise sponsorship – the Lincoln 10k, a gruelling ‘Tough Mudder’ event and a challenging cycle from London to Paris! For more information please visit: www.justgiving.com/FayeBowser

This is a great cause providing services and support to those affected by breast cancer. Thank you for your support!