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SARSEN DRIFT (Rebecca Nash & Nick Walters)

February 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bringing their new joint project Sarsen Drift to SoundCellar, we are really excited to have the return of Rebecca Nash on keyboards, alongside a debut appearance by Nick Walters on trumpet and electronics.

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

We were fortunate to feature Rebecca (Entropi; Sara Colman; Steve Banks; Iain Ballamy) and Nick (Ruby Rushton; Yussef Dayes; Florence & the Machine; Beats & Pieces Big Band) in one of our most memorable livestreams from a Birmingham studio during lockdown, so we are particularly delighted to now present them ‘in-person’!

The pair have worked closely together for a number of years, regularly appearing on each other’s albums and in different live configurations. They always had a plan to combine musical forces, having individually notched up several acclaimed releases on major labels including Whirlwind Recordings, 22a Records, EFPI Records and D.O.T. over the last twelve years.

This new venture, firmly rooted in their mutual appreciation of electronica and jazz, began when they were asked by Jazz South in 2020 to produce a Radar Commission. Echoes of influences such as bands like Royksopp, Aphex Twin, and Lemon Jelly can be heard in the mix of their sound, along with live improvisation.

The duo chose to explore the concept of ley-lines and their effect on the natural world, incorporating musical samples taken from Avebury Stone Henge and its surrounding areas. Rebecca and Nick have since steadily continued to compose in the same trajectory, writing material to incorporate live electronics and samples on stage, alongside acoustic instruments. Their debut album The Sanctuary will be released on D.O.T. Records in 2024.

Rebecca and Nick will be joined for this Sarsen Drift performance by Nim Sadot on bass guitar and Andrew Lisle on drums.

‘There’s a beauty to this recording that goes beyond any pigeon-holes of musical styles’
‘A vibrant and invigorating landscape of sound’
★★★★★ 5/5

‘At the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music’

‘Amazing new album, so good – another chapter to add to the phenomenal new British Jazz scene’

Rebecca Nash: Keyboards
Nick Walters: Trumpet, Electronics
Nim Sadot: Bass
Andrew Lisle: 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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February 15
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.