Dave Lewis "1Up"
Thursday 12th December 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“It's a real treat…tight chunky grooves and very exciting and funky sax...this is an absolute breath of fresh air. Dave Lewis...sets a standard of powerful, fiery solos that will be hard to surpass”
Blues and Soul
Dave Lewis's robust and melodic tenor playing has been heard with a notable list of artists including John Martyn, Bryan Ferry, Joan Armatrading, John Mayall, Eric Clapton and The Blockheads. His own band features an impressive array of talent fronted by vocalist Lizzie Deane, a fabulous singer who for many years has worked with some of the finest performers around, including Carleen Anderson, Mica Paris and Jocelyn Brown. Lizzie’s warm persona and infectious performance style calls to mind the great soul divas such as Aretha Franklin and Dusty Springfield, but at the same time she brings her own unique energy and approach to every song, making her a fantastic addition to the line-up. The band tonight also features the wonderful Adam Phillips & Al Cherry-guitars, Robin Aspland-keyboard, Neville Malcolm-bass, Pete Eckford-percussion and Rod Youngs-drums. With a strong emphasis on groove, improvisation and spontaneous melodic interplay, 1UP is one of the tightest, funkiest bands on the scene. They recently released a new album “Under the Same Sun”, songs from which you’ll be hearing tonight. Great band, great gig this.
“...spine tingling” Guardian; “...brilliant…great music” BBC Radio London; "It's a real treat…tight chunky grooves and very exciting and funky sax...this is an absolute breath of fresh air. Dave Lewis...sets a standard of powerful, fiery solos that will be hard to surpass” Blues and Soul