Jazz musician Andy Williamson goes from Buckingham Palace to the Marine

Andy Williamson Philip Clouts
Andy Williamson and Philip Clouts

JAZZ pianist Philip Clouts presents the next in his series of intimate gigs in the atmospheric bar of the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis, overlooking the historic Cobb.

Sax player and vocalist Andy Williamson is known for his repertoire of old blues songs. He has played with his own bands the Honkin’ Hep Cats and Big Buzzard Boogie Band on BBC Radio 2, 3, and 4 and even at Buckingham Palace.

Andy has also played with BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, and sung duets with Suggs from Madness, taking the place of the then recently departed Ian Dury.

He created the Jazz Activists – a loose group of musicians who perform at political demonstrations around liberty and the destruction of our ecosystem.

In 2010, Andy joined the Denbone Walkers, with guitarist Denny Ilett, celebrating the centenary of T-Bone Walker. He also co-founded The Organ Grinders with keyboard player Maff Potts, after Maff donated one of his kidneys to Andy in 2007, with the aim of encouraging more people to join the UK Organ Donor Register.

Andy also performs regularly with poet Matt Harvey, recently taking the Bridport Literary Festival by storm.

His versatile style on saxophones and voice creates an eclectic and highly authentic performance, complemented by Philip Clouts at the piano.

Andy will join Philip Clouts for the latest ‘Jazz in the Bar’ evening on Sunday, January 28th with doors opening at 7pm. Tickets cost £8 in advance (booking fee may apply) or £12 on the door and can be booked at www.marinetheatre.com or by calling 01297 442138. The bar is upstairs and seating is limited.

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