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ZOË GILBY (voice) and ANDY CHAMPION (bass)

22 October 2020 @ 8:15 pm - 9:45 pm


In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation with ZOË GILBY and ANDY CHAMPIONThurs 22nd Oct

We had Zoë Gilby booked to play with her band (including Andy Champion) at SoundCellar in 2019, but for a number of reasons it didn’t happen, so we are really pleased to now be able to bring them to you from their home in the North East of England, as one of our In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation artists.
Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist of The Year 2019, Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-honed duo know each other by heart. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing. Interacting and infiltrating one another’s sound. Removing the boundaries, exploring space and time with just voice and double bass. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights Zoë’s ingenuity in interpreting a lyric.

“the instinctive interplay between the two performers and the opportunity it gives Zoë Gilby to display her vocal improvisational skills and subtle lyrical interpretations of well-chosen songs and Andy Champion to foreground all the possibilities of his double bass.”

“a fantastic gig with both performers demonstrating their dexterous versatility with a great selection of songs, changing tempo and tone, improvising and embellishing at will.”

Make sure you catch SoundCellar presents: In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation with Zoë Gilby and Andy Champion

All tickets purchased will also allow exclusive access to a video recording of the performance for one month afterwards. This will provide those who join us on the night with the opportunity to relive the whole event and also give those who cannot make it on the night, the chance to watch it all later.

Note: there is an additional 90p booking charge from Eventbrite.

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22 October 2020
8:15 pm - 9:45 pm
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SoundCellar presents: In Our Own Space – Music and Conversation direct to your ‘own space’ via Zoom


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.