Thursday 27th September 2018 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
APPLETON In 1967 the Dutch Brenninkmeijer brothers, John (piano), Chris (bass) and Stephen (drums) did what many teenagers did at that time and formed a band, Appleton, with guitarist Harry Terkowski joining them in 1969. By 1971 the band had broken up, but fast forward 25 years and Appleton, with essentially the same members, was reborn, being augmented in 1998 with the addition of a three-horn brass section. The music by then had matured into a sophisticated Jazz/Groove style and with the addition of Belgian singer Caroll Vanwelden the transmutation of Appleton in to a sophisticated jazz-influenced groove-orientated band was complete. This evening, following three years of touring in Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands, Appleton return to their spiritual London home, the 606 Club, to celebrate the launch of their latest album Appleton's Choice. With refined and improvised jazz arrangements centred around its horn section and singer Caroll Vanwelden, the band presents a selection of music from this, their 6th, CD. The line up of this 8-piece band for tonight's performance is the classic Appleton personnel of Caroll Vanwelden-vocals, Chris Perschke-trombone, Andreas Pompe-sax/flute, Thomas Siffling-trumpet/flugel, Harry Terkowsky-guitar, John Brenninkmeijer-piano, Chris Brenninkmeijer-bass and Stephen Brenninkmeijer-drums. This promises to be a fun evening of wonderful songs, led by an excellent singer backed by musicians of quality and taste.