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12A Late Night Live with Dom Ikos Trio

Friday 17 November

10pm – late

“I can’t hold a candle to this guy. He’s a great piano player” Jamie Cullum, live on Radio 2

“The finest New Orleans band never to come from Louisiana” Rocking Magpie

“A genius” James Bond composer, David Arnold

“When Dom plays the piano magic happens” – Paloma Faith

The success of Dom and the Iko’s just keep growing. From their two year residency at Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club in London, to the five year long jam session for all things New Orleans, Dom and the Iko’s have been lighting up the British blues and RnB scene ever since.  The Meters drummer, and acknowledged godfather of New Orleans funk Zigaboo Modeliste says “Dom brings the whole New Orleans thing to the UK. So good!”

Cambridge Jazz Festival special with Groove Collective

Thursday 23 October

9pm – 11pm

It is with great pleasure that 12A Members’ Club is once again supporting the Cambridge Jazz Festival. The Festival has been very supportive of the 12A Live project and we are excited to welcome them back for two shows. The first show is with the Groove Collective; a young and energetic band with driving grooves that are bound to lift your spirits on a cold November eve.

Special Festival Offer: non-members will be able to enter at half-price rates for both our Festival specials. Find out more about the festival on their website.

Cambridge Jazz Festival special with Ollie Lepage-Dean and Mr Margaret Scratcher

Friday 24 November

9pm – late

£5 Door entry | FREE entry for members

21:00 – 23:30 Dave Niskin & Ollie Lepage Dean Quartet
00:00 – 02:00 DJ Mr Margaret Scratcher Midnight

Please note that this event starts earlier than our normal 12A Late Night Live events. Ollie Lepage-Dean is a well-known figure on the local scene. His beautiful soulful voice will give you goose bumps as he sings soulful jazz standards with a hint of funk. Following the band’s performance, we have local legendary DJ, Mr Margaret Scratcher, bringing his sublime scratching skills and extensively funky repertoire to the turntables.

Special Festival Offer: non-members will be able to enter at half-price rates for both our Festival specials. Find out more about the festival on their website.

12A Late Night Live with The Oscillators

Friday 01 December

10pm – late

12A Live kicks off December with a little twist as we welcome the return of the Oscillators to our stage; blurring the lines of blues, rock, jazz and funk. The Oscillators are the band that inspired the entire 12A Live project. Over the past year they have performed several times at the venue and made it clear that 12A Market Hill was built for live music. Each performance is filled with raucous energy, a rebel attitude and instrument mastery.  A slightly different line up to normal for this December starter with Lally on guitar, Kev Hickman on drums and Bic Eccles on bass.

12A Late Night Live with The Gravy Train

Friday 08 December

10pm – late

This is the penultimate 12A Live session of the year and we are excited to have local giants, the Gravy Train, bringing us a night of pure, unadulterated funk.  A furiously Funky Trio with some really catchy melodies and drawing from a wide range of influences including John Scofield, Soulive, George Benson, James Taylor Quartet to name a few. The Gravy Train Trio have featured alongside The Average White Band, The Haggis Horns and Cleveland Watkiss. Heavily involved in the local funk and jazz jam scene, these three musicians are highly experienced, energetic and filled with a funky fever they can but not share with us all.

12A Late Night Live with Ben Smith

Friday 15 December

10pm – late

The final edition of the 12A Live 2017 sessions and we are excited to welcome to the stage Ben Smith; with influences of funk, blues and New Orleans jazz. Ben Smith writes “my style and music is influenced by the greats of the blues, funk, folk and beyond, and after years of playing many gigs in many styles, with many different bands and people, I was inspired by a three month stay in New Orleans to go out on my own, or at least under my own name, and pursue my own style and sound.

It’s been a great few years, and I’ve been lucky enough to have supported the great Joan Armatrading on her two most recent tours, as well as Robert Cray, Jon Gomm, Matt Schofield, Wilko Johnson, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Stefan Grossman and Ian McCullogh. I’ve also recently shared the bill with Gordon Giltrap, John Etheridge, Paul Brett, Gareth Pearson and ‘Tubular Bells’ producer Tom Newman.

I’m also lucky enough to be friends with some wonderful instrument makers, and I’m proud to use and be endorsed by David Anthony Reid guitars, MacPherson guitars, Rees Electric Guitars, Hamstead Soundworks amplification, Vintage guitars, and G7th Capos.”

We cannot wait to welcome Ben to our stage.