Old Hat Jazz Band
Mike Soper – trumpet
Will Scott – reeds
Andrew Oliver – piano
Louis Thomas – bass
Lizy Exell – drums
This session was epic and the band played to a full house – we even ran out of chairs!
Such is their reputation that people had come from far and wide to listen to them last night and they did not disappoint (apart from having no microphone) They played familiar tunes and ones composed by all individuals in the the band and this demonstrated their talent and why they are some of the finest musicians currently in the UK.
It was a pleasure to listen to a band playing acoustically and with such a tight knit programme – the arrangements were well rehearsed and flawlessly played in the style of the 20’s and 30’s with subtle use of different rhythms. With these young musicians keeping the music we love alive it is a shame that they still do not draw a younger audience – maybe it will happen in the future – we hope so.
Thank you Lizy for bringing the band to Pershore for a second year – we will invite you again for sure.