A JAZZY HOLIDAY ULAGH WILLIAMS & THE TWOTONE BAND
TwoTone Music director and NMU jazz lecturer Ulagh Williams will present an evening of holiday favourites, backed by the TwoTone Band. The show ‘A Jazzy Holiday’ will take place at the NMU Bird Street Conservatoire on Friday, 15 December.
‘If you are looking for a more upmarket, intimate alternative to the various outdoor and shopping mall holiday events on offer this December, this is it’, says Williams. ‘This is definitely one of my favourite gigs every year. I started hosting jazzy Christmas shows with the TwoTone Band back in 2008 and we have since performed our festive season show in many amazing settings, including the erstwhile Uptown Theatres, The Christmas Shop and at the famous Christmas House in Lovemore Heights.’
This year, the show takes on an intimate jazz-club feel at the Bird Street venue where Ulagh and the band have staged various shows featuring some of the Bay’s finest jazz talent around the grand piano.
‘Even though the show is called ‘A Jazzy Holiday’, we will also be playing Pop hits, Latin music, Bluegrass and Rock. We look forward to a festive evening of singing along to your favourite holiday hits from artists like Frank Sinatra, Elvis, Michael Buble, Dean Martin, Wham, Mariah Carey and many more. Wear your dancing shoes, because we will also be including uptempo classics such as Rocking around the Christmas Tree, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) and Feliz Navidad.’
Ulagh (piano & vocals) will be joined by Grant Allison (bass), Bevin Maschaka (drums) and Kyle Du Preez (trombone). Well-known Bay crooner Robert Gillmer will also make a guest appearance.
Seating is café style and guests are invited to bring along snack baskets. A cash bar is available on site and pre-booking is advised due to limited seating. Doors open at 19h00.