So much going on, our take on a cycling shirt may be helpful!
Last week we kept our recommendations to the city but this weekend, we have a very varied choice for you and you may wish to travel a bit to enjoy all in the selection.
First up we have a total legend, in fact we have two this week, as Steve Hackett of Genesis fame is playing locally but first tomorrow at the Forum, we have Sounds Of The 60s Live Tour Featuring Tony Blackburn with songs and memories from the golden decade!
Looking back to a time even before Tony, as it is September, we have the Jane Austen Festival. The city will become home to hundreds of Regency reenactors and for ten days there will be numerous events across the city including theatre, talks and the famous regency costumed promenade which is very popular.
As I write this, Somerset Jazz Festival is on this weekend at Radford Mill Farm near Bath and Bristol. There are day tickets available at the gate.
Daniel Inzani, Luna Cohen who hails from Brazil and Bristol’s Scarlet Muses are playing amongst numerous other jazz and swing performers. Also playing is Tango Calor, a Bristol formed trio gaining quite a reputation.
And back to our second legend, we have Steve Hackett with Genesis Revisited – Foxtrot at Fifty where he and his band play the entire album live. It is hard to believe that is is 50 years ago since Foxtrot was released, pivotal in establishing Genesis at the forefront of rock. Steve had been with the band a year when it was released and you have at least two opportunities to see them.
They will play Bath, at the Forum on October 5th but they are playing Cardiff this weekend at St David’s Hall too.
Another but rather different concert with two opportunities to attend come with Bath Festival Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. They perform in at St George’s Bristol on Tuesday September 27th and then again at London’s Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 28th. I believe these are the final performances, certainly listed, for this year with performances starting again next year, so these really shouldn’t be missed.
And as we’re planning a little ahead and also covering London, we have a lot of customers in London, and must mention the London Roots Festival at Kings Place in November when 5 amazing acts will be performing. Jerron Paxton, AKA Trio and Our Man in the Field play on the 3rd and 4th but on Sat 5th you have a choice of Lady Maisery or Steve Wickham of The Waterboys, playing solo. Would definitely recommend both!
If you make it to any of the gigs or events and turn up there in a Gabucci supplied shirt or other attire, make sure to grab a selfie and let us know.