Beware of the Bear is the brainchild of multi-award-winning UK saxophonist Phil Meadows. The project is a showcase for Meadows’ original music, uniting a mixture of global sounds, rooted in jazz and drawing influence from electronica, hip-hop, and afrobeat.
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
Beware of the Bear is the brainchild of multi-award-winning UK saxophonist Phil Meadows. The project is a showcase for Meadows’ original music, uniting a mixture of global sounds, rooted in jazz and drawing influence from electronica, hip-hop, and afrobeat. Having performed across Europe with Matthew Herbert, worked as a guest conductor and arranger for the Grammy-award-winning Metropole Orkest, and been invited to collaborate on projects in Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, and the UK, Meadows is taking his original music on the road for the first-time post-pandemic and would love the opportunity to play for you! The regular line-up showcases four musicians from across the UK, who met through London’s creative Southeast London jazz scene: Phil Meadows on sax and electronics, Michael De Souza on guitar, Joe Downard on electric bass and Jay Davis on drums. The music combines soaring melodies, atmospheric soundscapes, and head-nodding grooves; inspired by the sounds of Bill Frisell, Donny McCaslin, GoGo Penguin and Bill Laurance.
‘A great stage presence and an unforgettable instrumental style.”Meadows has a formidable reputation as an innovative composer’ – JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
‘Inventive and expressive’ – THE GUARDIAN
‘The versatile and likeable Meadows is one of the most promising emerging jazz talents that we have’ – THE JAZZ MANN
Phil Meadows: sax/electronics
Michael De Souza: guitar
Joe Downard: bass
Jay Davis: 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.Share this event
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 over 90% of our gigs, but 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.