John Etheridge’s Sweet Chorus – A Tribute to Stephane Grappelli

Sunday, 3rd March 2019

Doors open 7.00pm
Music starts 7.30pm Tickets £14
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A very welcome return to the Club after a seven year gap for this sublime band, led by the superb guitarist John Etheridge. Now celebrating their 19th year together, “Sweet Chorus” was originally formed by John Etheridge as a personal tribute to his mentor and inspiration that was Stephane Grappelli, with whom he worked for 5 years in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. Taking its cue from the Hot Club of France – the legendary group that featured Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, the band features John’s dazzling guitar work together with the scintillating violin of Christian Garrick. The relationship of these two musicians has been described as one of the most brilliant sounds in European Jazz. Backed by the propulsive drive of Dave Kelbie on rhythm guitar and Andy Crowdy on bass, the band produces breathtaking choruses through repertoire both old and new.