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October 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


An unquestionable highlight of 2023 was to have MARK LOCKHEART’S DREAMERS make their SoundCellar debut. When Mark offered to return, we relaxed our normal ‘gap between visits’ rule and jumped at the opportunity!

This gig will take place at The Grasshopper,
139 – 141 Bournemouth Rd, Poole BH14 9HT.

Please note: If parking in either of the car parks at The Grasshopper, you must register your vehicle on one of the dedicated terminals at the bar or in the function room.

Ticket link below

Mark is a true ‘legend’ of UK jazz and Dreamers is just oozing with three more top-notch musicians – Elliot Galvin, Tom Herbert and Dave Smith.

Urgent and exciting grooves and textures all cleverly crafted together within Lockheart’s unique and memorable melodies, they can be heard in their full glory on their 2022 album ‘Dreamers’ on Edition Records.

Mark Lockheart has been at the forefront of contemporary music since he first came to prominence with Loose Tubes in the mid-1980s. Since then, he has become a ‘go to’ for many of today’s top artists, across many genres, not least as a member of Polar Bear, as a featured soloist for acclaimed composer Mark Anthony Turnage, as a member of The Printmakers and providing wonderful colour to recent albums by Slowly Rolling Camera.

Mark has released many albums under his own name, ranging from large jazz ensembles (listen to this year’s album ‘Smiling’), large orchestral works (check out 2019’s ‘Days On Earth’), to smaller ensembles and duos such as his 2019 ‘renaissance’ album ‘Salvator Mundi’ with organist Roger Mayer and his work with recent SoundCellar visitor, pianist Huw Warren.

Mark’s ensemble Dreamers includes the fantastic combination of Elliot Galvin’s keyboards and electronics, Tom Herbert’s fabulous bass and the subtle but powerful drums of Dave Smith. Elliot is well known to jazz enthusiasts as a member of Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur, for his work with Marius Neset and Binker Golding, and for his own fine albums. Tom is probably best known as an original member of Acoustic Ladyland, as well as Mercury Music Prize nominated bands Polar Bear and The Invisible. Dave has played with many top artists, such as Donny McCaslin, Eddie Henderson, Iain Ballamy and Seth Lakeman. He was also a member of Cloudmaker’s Trio (who played SoundCellar in 2012) and he toured the world as a member of Robert Plant’s band for 6 years.

“Built from the past, but creating vivid potentials for the future, Dreamers is the stuff all good jazz is made of” Jazzwise ****

“The sound of surprise is still with us” BBC Music Magazine ****

State of the art jazz from a master who refuses to stand still and once again sets the bar very high as he journeys on and ever deeper” Marlbank ****

Mark Lockheart – saxophones
Elliot Galvin – keyboards, Electronics
Tom Herbert – bass guitar
Dave Smith – drums

Entry is £15 + booking fee in advance through the below link, or £18 on the door (cash or card).

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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October 3
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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SoundCellar at The Grasshopper
139 - 141 Bournemouth Rd
Poole, Dorset BH14 9HT United Kingdom
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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).

(2) For young people: (i) U18s – FREE entry when accompanied by an adult; (ii) Age 18 to 25 – entry £10 (with NUS / TOTEM card). Simply select the relevant ticket option when booking. The offers are available for most of our gigs – please check individual listings for details. They are subject to seat availability, so for some gigs, it’s best to book early to avoid disappointment.

Parking is free at The Grasshopper but you must register your vehicle at the bar.