Pear O'Legs at West Street Kitchen: Jamal Shamal + Adam Beattie
Saturday 18 May 2019, 7pm
£5 advance, £7 on the door
West Street Kitchen, Bristol
This event took place on 18 May 2019
Pear O’Legs is back in Bristol at West Street Kitchen, this time as a first, our night will be a lot more jazz than it is folk. Fear not, the music will be as beautiful as ever and you’ll be in safe hands with these two acts.
Bristol based duo Jamal Shamal is made up of Stevie Jo Dooley (Toddler, Soma Soma) and Danny Wallington (Malt House Jazz Band) who consider themselves ‘practice buddies’. Playing together almost everyday can do wonders! Stevie and Danny will bring you a set of jazz tunes, expect foot-tapping double bass lines and ear-boggling piano improvisations. The two are also known to add folk inspired tunes with vocal harmony arrangements.
Praised by Peter Brook for ‘creative musicality’
Scottish Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Beattie is now living in London. He has been active since 2003 and has release 4 albums of original music. Having roots in Scottish folk music, as well as a lifelong interest in old time jazz, blues and other folk styles, his music spans many genres, but is all held together by Adam’s distinctive voice and narrative lyrics.
Adam has recently joined a new group called PicaPica featuring singers Josienne Clarke and Samantha Whates and Grammy, Mercury and MOBO nominated producer/engineer Sonny Johns, which is signed to Rough Trade Records. He is also part of Band of Burns, an 11-piece band of singers and instrumentalists. Adam contributes interpretations of Robert Burns songs as well as original compositions, they are booked to play Celtic Connections in Glasgow on burns night at The Old Fruitmarket. Adam is working on a new album of original songs as we speak.
‘Incredibly Beautiful’ - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC
‘A great ear for melody and a natural talent for lyric writing’ - **Bruce MacGregor, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND **
‘Carefully crafted, gently affecting songwriting with a dark twist’ - Roddy Hart, BBC RADIO SCOTLAND