It's official! Join us this Christmas for our first Live Music event at the newly re-furbished Dawkes Music…
The shop floor has been transformed into the perfect environment for a truly memorable experience where you can relax and enjoy live music from some of Britains top contemporary artists. This month we are delighted to be featuring a live musical trio and teaming up with Trevor and Karen from Live Wire Productions and Jolly Galliano-Hale and his popup Sourdough Pizza business.
Under Tier 1-3 rules, socially distanced concerts are permitted, and you will be seated in (family or household/support) bubbles of up to 6 people. Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest visitor Information here
Meet in the Middle" is exactly what it is; three professional musicians living in proximity of their local pub that came together when the landlord wanted some live music! This combination has truly become an entertaining dynamic trio, which has often been accompanied by some Superstar guests, to a booked out crowed every time!!
Their core is funk, jazz, latin and soul though, some lashings of festive tunes will be brought by Santa's Little Helper.
The group features: Nick Blake (Saxes), Chas Maguire (Bass) and Maff Potts (Piano)
You may recognise our very own Nick Blake on Sax for ‘Meet In The Middle’. Having moved to the UK in early 2000, Nick has been apart of the wonderful Dawkes Music team for over 7 years helping to create, inspire and support musicians. Outside the busy Dawkes operation he's active in many ensembles as a performer and composer (www.blakesheavenbigband.com) . "Meet in the Middle" is the latest venture he's assembled with two of his close friends Chas Maguire (bass) and Maff Potts (piano).
As a saxophonist Nick has performed extensively across the UK and Europe including his own works at Ronnie Scott's jazz club for the 2009 London Jazz Festival. For over 4 years he played with Chris Smith and his String of Pearls Orchestra. From 2016 Nick joined the horn section of legendary 60's soul singer Geno Washington and the Ram Jam Band touring throughout the UK and Europe. The lucky sausage has even rubbed shoulders with Harry Connick Junior!
Chas Maguire has worked as a freelance bass guitarist for many years and has performed the length of Britain as well as Monaco, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and the Czech Republic.
In 2014 Chas took over from his bass playing hero Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) to become the full time bassist for rock band Space Elevator. Chas is currently working on reducing the amount of bottom lip in his bass face.
An inventive and hard swinging pianist Maff Potts leads the Stanley Moon Trio with regular performances through the UK. He has played all over Europe with jump jive outfit the Honkin' Hepcats and the Big Buzzard boogie band. Maff is also very active with UK guitar legend and composer/arranger Denny Illet. If you've got something to shake, Maffs energy and groove is guaranteed to make it happen!