Sat 10 Dec 2016 7:30 pm

Tickets: £8.00

Tickets – £8 in advance – £10 on the door.
In an evening of two contrasting sets, the first set will see the launch of a new solo cello album entitled ‘Arpezzato’.

The performance will present compositions showcasing a new style of cello playing that uses finger techniques imported from the world of Pop/Rock, Blues and Jazz including: ‘hammer-on’, ‘hammer-off’, ‘slide’, ‘pop’, ‘slap’, ‘strum’ and ‘Walking bass’.

An upbeat second set will feature the full electric band playing selected tracks from four previous Celloman albums.

Ivan Hussey – Cello
Courtney Jones – Guitar
Steve Warrington – Bass
Toby Evangelou – Drums

The Celloman project began in 2001 with the release of Aquador followed by four further albums: Maya, It’s all an illusion, Sharptown and Acoustic Collection Vol.1.

Volume 2 of the acoustic series is due for release in November 2016.
The Celloman 5-piece band has performed extensively around the UK including at most of the big festivals such as Glastonbury and Womad. They have performed Internationally in Serbia, Abu Dhabi, Spain, Zanzibar, France, Holland and Singapore.

Together the band has gained a fine reputation for both their CD’s and Live shows with a sound that has proven to be quite unique. A blend of Middle Eastern and African rhythms, Eastern and Western classically inspired melodies, hypnotic harmonies and driving funky Bass & Drums.
As a session cellist, Ivan has toured and played on over 200 albums with artists such as Mick Jagger, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Roots Manuva, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family, Da Lata, Tom Jones, Duran Duran, Gabrielle, Natacha Atlas and Annie Lennox.

“‘Sharptown’ with it’s delightful Afro-pop guitar motif and arresting string arrangement, is typical of their own unique and beautiful sound.” – Songlines

“… but the star is Hussey’s Cello, proof that the instrument can be surprising, sensuous and funky – all at the same time.” – The Observer

‘The band were tight, and the playing superb. To die for!’ – Festivals UK, Trowbridge village pump festival