AMAZING OFFERS: 1) 15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. 2) £1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’!
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Al Swainger’s Pointless Beauty

18 November 2021 @ 8:15 pm - 10:15 pm

£13.00

POINTLESS BEAUTY is the ongoing passion project of bassist, digital artist, composer and producer Al Swainger.

Ticket link below

Please note the venue is upstairs at THE AVOCET (formerly The Cow – next to Parkstone Railway Station)

Growing up Al learned to play a variety of instruments (bass, piano, french horn, guitar), program computer sequencers, synths & fx pedals and developed a very wide taste in listening. As inspired by Weather Report as Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd, Radiohead or Chick Corea, it’s no surprise that Al’s authentic voice comes from some very eclectic places when it comes to expressing himself as performer and composer.

In the spirit of curating an ever evolving narrative experience, the project has no fixed membership. Drawing on players appropriate to the situation from recording to recording and gig to gig, keeps the output fresh and joyfully eclectic.

Jon Clark has been a regular collaborator since 2016, appearing on the Biophosmos : Music of Chick Corea album and upcoming Pointless Beauty – Hearts Full of Grace. He previously studied percussion in Cuba, also in India (with Shakti percussionist Neyveli Venkadesh) and at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica, Salamanca. He led ‘The Odd Little Group’ (a free improvised sax trio) and performed with ‘Dirty Pie’ (an ad lib hip hop ensemble), as well as working with the London Improvisers Orchestra, BeiBei Wang, Cleveland Watkiss and Orphy Robinson.

Saxophonist Jon Lloyd has played on the UK jazz and improvised music scene for over 30 years, working with the likes of John Law, Asaf Sirkis, Paul Clarvis, Stan Adler, Michel Pilz and Gerry Hemingway. Jon has released numerous critically acclaimed albums as a leader.

Ambitious and virtuosic…Jon Lloyd is one of the most striking
writers at the sharp end of British jazz and improvisation” John Fordham, The Guardian

Guitarist Rob Palmer has worked with saxophonist Theo Travis, pianist John Law, vibes player Roger Beaujolais, USA vocalist Lila Ammons and is a member of the ambient/groove/electronica trio Echo Engine.

Entry is £13 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £15 cash on the door

 

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Date:
18 November 2021
Time:
8:15 pm - 10:15 pm
Cost:
£13.00
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/al-swaingers-pointless-beauty-tickets-198498643787

Venue

SoundCellar at The Avocet (formerly The Cow)
58 Station Road
Poole, Dorset BH14 8UD United Kingdom
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AMAZING OFFERS

15% pre-show food discount at The Grasshopper. Our regular host The Grasshopper, is kindly offering a 15% discount on food from their restaurant prior to every SoundCellar gig! Just show your ticket for that evening’s performance (the ticket QR code on your phone, or a printout). A table must be booked here or tel: 01202 741463 and food orders placed at least 60 minutes prior to the start time of the gig (eg by 7pm for a 8pm start).
£1 for young people (U18) and their ‘guardians’! Thanks to BCP Council’s Music Education Hub, Soundstorm, we are offering entry to all SoundCellar gigs for £1, when accompanied by an adult (entry also £1 for them!) Advance booking only, simply select the U18 option when booking your tickets. The offer is subject to seat availability, so for some of our gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment. This offer will continue for the foreseeable future, so now is the time to become a regular SoundCellar visitor!Soundstorm