Beat the Drum- The Runrig Experience

Beat The Drum is a professional tribute band, playing homage to the Scottish Celtic Rock band ‘Runrig’.
It’s time to ‘Dance Again’ and relive countless Runrig Anthems including Loch Lomond, Rocket To The Moon, Every River, Greatest Flame, Hearts of Olden Glory and more as part of the brand new ‘Runrig Experience’.

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Jazz Steps: Art Themen Organ Trio

Groove-led re-imaginings of the jazz canon from legendary sax maestro Art Themen, who famously combined being a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and playing with the likes of Alexis Korner & Stan Tracey. Pete Whittaker (organ) & George Double (drums) make for a tight trio.

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Jazz Steps: Huw Warren Choro Choro Choro!

Choro is instrumental Brazilian music full of syncopation, counterpoint & improvisation. Huw’s piano led quartet has percussion, bass and flute in the tradition of Choro. His innovative jazz interpretations of this popular Latin music genre bring Choro to the attention of new audiences.

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Jazz Steps: Basil Hodge Jazz Africa

Afrobeat, Township and Funk – a contagiously rhythmic mix of music by legendary artists Fela Kuti, Abdullah Ibrahim, Manu Dibango & Randy Weston. This new band, led by pianist Hodge, includes Tony Kofi (sax) and Winston Clifford (drums).

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Jazz Steps: Jazz Samba

Bossa Nova jazz on the 1962 Verve album ‘Jazz Samba’ featured the sultry tenor sax of Stan Getz with guitar legend and arranger Charlie Byrd. This band, led by Nigel Price (guitar) and Mark Crooks (sax), captures the essence of their bossa nova jazz, that included Carlos Jobim’s memorable tunes Desafinado & One Note Samba.

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Word Up 80s

Pull on your leg warmers, roll up your jacket sleeves and get into the groove with Word Up 80s! Featuring some of the best musicians in the business, Word Up 80s will have you singing and dancing along to all of your favourite mega hits from the 1980s.

Expect anthems from the likes of Madonna, Tears for Fears, Starship, Toto, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Fleetwood Mac, The Pointer Sisters, Wham!, Rick Astley, Lionel Ritchie, Level 42, The Human League, Go West, Peter Gabriel, Gloria Estefan and many more!

80s dress isn’t compulsory but highly encouraged!

★★★★★ The vocalists and musicianship were excellent and we will definitely see them again if we get the opportunity.

★★★★★ What a fantastic night! The band and the vocals are amazing!

A Night of the Stars

A stylish celebration of music from some of the most legendary Artistes of all time. From Shirley Bassey, Barbara Streisand & Adele, right up to Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Abba, Queen and many more, each track is handpicked to ‘wow ‘and entertain you.

Starring the unforgettable voice of former West End Singer and as seen on ITV, Sandy Smith, who some of you will have already seen in the sell-out show of Cilla & The Swinging 60s. This show will take you on a journey through the decades including many of the greatest songs ever recorded such as “Diamonds are Forever” ‘I’m Alive’, Somewhere, and Skyfall, to name just a few!

The likes of Diana Ross, Tina Turner and Cher will leave you with that feel-good vibe whilst the anthems of Abba and Queen will bring you to your feet!!

This sell-out show has something for everyone – smash hit songs, fantastic music, dancing, singing and a huge memory of some of the biggest names in the entertainment hall of fame.

Jazz in the Bar- Christmas Matinee

A very special jazz in the bar featuring Joanna’s beautiful vocals on a selection of the best traditional Christmas songs. With swinging accompaniment from the superb Bob Hudson trio and a special guest appearance by great guitarist Eliot Lewis.

Get into the Christmas spirit with these old favourites given a foot-tapping, finger-snapping beat!

Jazz Steps: Hejira- Music of Joni Mitchell

‘Hejira’ is a 7-piece band set up to celebrate and honour the masterful musical works of Joni Mitchell, mostly from the late ‘70s – her ‘jazz period’. The group are fronted by the brilliant vocalist and guitarist Hattie Whitehead who, in her own way, captures the poise, power and beauty of Joni’s vocals – as well as her stylistic mannerisms on guitar.

We are delighted to welcome Hejira to Jazz Steps at the Bonington. Join us to savour their moving live performance of Joni’s iconic songs that embody a potent interplay of poetic lyrics and jazz-inflected music. The band’s tour gigs have been a sell-out – so book tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Hattie Whitehead – vocals and guitar
Ollie Weston – tenor and soprano saxophones
Chris Eldred – keyboards
Pete Oxley – guitar
Dave Jones – bass
Rick Finlay – drums
Marc Cecil – percussion

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Nottingham Organ Society- Elizabeth Harrison

The top organ players from across the country play at The Bonington Theatre on the first Monday of each month!