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18 January 2024 @ 8:01 pm - 10:00 pm


SoundCellar are delighted to welcome back acclaimed saxophonist Theo Travis fronting his band Double Talk. Operating at the fluid interface between jazz, ambient and prog this four piece band also features Mike Outram on guitar, Pete Whittaker on Hammond organ and Nic France on drums.

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His many musical interests come together in this distinctive project. Described on BBC Radio 2 as “One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain”, he has appeared on over 175 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 70 times. A long time member and co-leader of the classic jazz rock band Soft Machine, Theo Travis has also worked with Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, John Etheridge, Gong and Keith Tippett amongst others. He has performed all over the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. Theo has released 2 albums with Double Talk, both critically and popularly acclaimed.

The band features Theo’s emotional tenor and soprano saxes and flute, the soulful hammond organ playing of Pete Whittaker, the explosive guitar solos of Mike Outram and the powerhouse drumming of Nic France. This will be an evening of passionate music and haunting instrumental songs from one of Britain’s top saxophonists and flautists and his band. Don’t miss!

As a saxophonist, Travis can bridge swing-sax romanticism, Ronnie Laws funkiness, or a little of Andy Sheppard’s quirky, asymmetrical phrasing. As a flautist who sparingly deploys hypnotic electronic assistance, he can be as poetically minimalist as any ECM Records star. But he can be a headlong groover too, and there’s plenty of that on the Double Talk project, with its fierce organ-blasting, driving guitar soloing from the gifted Mike Outram, and no-prisoners drumming from the excellent Nic France” Jazz UK

” Travis’ tenor is a warm, mellifluous instrument and together with the luscious, bluesy Hammond organ they create something rather unexpected…a prog-rock/jazz/blues hybrid album of genuine power and excitement BBC Website

“Theo’s powerful bluesy sax playing should be enough to convince that he’s certainly one of the most intelligently accessible players around”  Venue

“for those whose tastes run the gamut from pop and rock to prog, ambient and, of course, jazz, Double Talk is an album that pays big dividends for an artist (and group) that deserves to emerge from hidden treasure status” All About Jazz (USA)

Theo Travis: tenor and soprano saxes, flutes
Mike Outram: guitar
Pete Whittaker: hammond organ
Nic France: drums, percussion

The livestream will be broadcast on YouTube, via a page available when you purchase a ticket through the link below.

All advance ticket buyers will receive an exclusive link to a video of the evening’s performance, available for one month.

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18 January 2024
8:01 pm - 10:00 pm
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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