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HEADS SOUTH ON BBC RADIO 3

08 August 14

BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up plays a track from the new Heads South album ! You can listen again here....

https://soundcloud.com/headssouth/bbc-radio-3-jazz-line-up-aug-9-2014-heads-south-track


NEW ALBUM, TOUR DATES & LAUNCH !

24 June 14

Our new album On The Way will release on September 30 . It will be available from this website, iTunes, Amazon etc

The launch concert will be on Saturday October 4 at St James Theatre Studio in London. Booking is here....

http://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/heads-south-album-launch/

email: boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk Tel 0844 264 2140 8pm Tkts £15 (£17.50 tkts sold out) 12 Palace Street SW1 Ample onstreet parking from 6.30pm

We have dates around the UK in September in the South East, Shropshire and Lancashire as below (more to come into 2015)

Heads South in JazzUK magazine Aug/Sep 2014 edition - see here https://www.dropbox.com/sh/a6n6ig18f9wns39/AAAihG96XCCjbc4plxBN3G8sa

Sat Sep 13 2014

The Grey Lady Music Lounge Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TW Tel 01892 544700

Doors open 7.30pm Music 9.45pm www.thegreylady.co.uk

Fri Sep 19 2014

SpArC Theatre Bishops Castle, Shropshire SY9 5AY

http://www.sparctheatre.co.uk/ Tel 01588 630321 7.30pm

Sat Sep 20 2014

Chelmarsh Hall, Shropshire WV16 6BA Tel 01746 862104 7.30pm

Thurs Sep 25 2014

Folkestone Jazz Club, Tower Theatre CT20 3HL

http://www.towertheatrefolkestone/ Tel 01303 277175 8.30pm

Fri Sep 26 2014

Arkholme Village Hall Lancashire LA6 1AU Tel 015242 22236

Sat Sep 27 2014

The Arts Centre Burscough Wharf Lancashire L40 5RZ

http://www.burscough-wharf.co.uk/ Tel 01704 896590


RECENT PAST GIGS

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NRTF WINNERS' SHOWCASE JULY 16

09 December 12

As joint winners of the UK JAZZ SERVICES/NATIONAL RURAL TOURING FORUM SCHEME AWARD for 2014 - 5, Heads South perform at the NRTF National Showcase Festival at Theatre Royal York (Sold Out)


JULY 10 2014 ELECTRIC PALACE HARWICH

30 December 10

THURSDAY JULY 10 2014 8pm

HARWICH ELECTRIC PALACE

KINGS QUAY STREET

HARWICH Essex CO12 3ER

Tkts £10 Tel 07786 744 789 Booking info at

http://www.electricpalace.com/article.php?story=201404161623


NATIONAL TOUR OF WALES Autumn 2013

29 December 10

Here are the dates and venues of the Heads South tour across Wales presented by the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama AmserJazzTime supported by the Arts Council of Wales and the Colwinston Charitable Trust. Each concert will be preceded by a foyer performance by the Royal Welsh College jazz ensemble:

TUESDAY OCT 29 BRYCHEINIOG THEATRE, BRECON

WEDNESDAY OCT 30 ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE, ABERYSTWYTH

THURSDAY OCT 31 GWYN HALL, NEATH

FRIDAY NOV 1 DORA STOUTZKER HALL, ROYAL WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA, CARDIFF CF10 3ER Tel 029 2034 1391 £12/10

(also workshop for college jazz students)

SATURDAY NOV 2 GALERI ARTS CENTRE, CAERNARFON

SUNDAY NOV 3 UCHELDRE ARTS CENTRE, HOLYHEAD


TOUR UPDATE

28 December 10

Sunday November 3: we leave Caernarfon today and go to Holyhead for the last night of the Tour. It's been great venues, great people, beautiful countryside and hugely talented Royal Welsh Music College students playing as support in the foyers. The concert at the Dora Stoutzker Hall at the Royal College of Music was a particularly special night in a really beautiful venue (photo added to gallery), the warm crowd threatening never to let us leave, demanding to know when we'd be back, and ending with a rousing standing ovation. All of the audiences have been very enthusiastic and again last night here in Caernarfon people jumping up on their feet to show it , and afterwards at an Indian restaurant young people at another table came over to us to say they had been talking about us when we entered the restaurant, they had been at the gig and they loved it. The opening gig of the tour at Brecon showed that this pretty town is a very quiet place when not hosting its flagship Jazz Festival in mid-summer, but despite a problematic sound set up at the venue it was a most enjoyable evening - see live review

http://www.thejazzmann.com/reviews/review/heads-south-theatr-brycheiniog-brecon-29-10-2013/


DEC 6 FLEECE JAZZ CLUB

24 December 10

FRIDAY DECEMBER 6 2013 8pm

FLEECE JAZZ CLUB

STOKE BY NAYLAND

COLCHESTER

ESSEX CO6 4PZ

TEL 01787 211865 to book

£15,12 (wk in adv), £7.50 conc

http://www.dovbear.co.uk/fleece/current.shtml#F23106000


JUNE 11 ST MARTIN IN FIELDS Trafalgar Sq LONDON

23 December 10

WEDNESDAY JUNE 11 2014 8 pm

ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS, Jazz in the Crypt, LONDON WC2N 4JJ

Book at

http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/event/heads-south-4/

or Tel 020 7766 1100 Tkts £12 or 9 or 5.50 Informal dining available


OCT 25 ST JAMES STUDIO LONDON

23 December 10

FRIDAY OCTOBER 25 2013 8.00pm

ST JAMES THEATRE STUDIO

12 Palace Street LONDON SW1E 5JA

Tel 0844 264 2160

https://www.stjamestheatre.co.uk/events/heads-south/

email: boxoffice@stjamestheatre.co.uk

Tkts £12.50/15 Free on street parking from 6.30pm


HEADS SOUTH WINS TOURING AWARD !

22 December 10

Heads South has won the UK Jazz Services Rural Touring Scheme 2014 award. The independent Judging Panel "all really loved the music". The Scheme, currently touring last year winners Chrisine Tobin and Michael Janisch, has been going for two years and is designed to foster touring in less well served parts of the country working with the National Rural Touring Forum. We were selected along with 2 other bands (many congrats to them!) out of numerous submissions from extremely worthy artists.


JUNE 21 GREAT BRITISH SUMMER FESTIVAL

21 December 10

On Friday June 21 Heads South will be headlining at a special GREAT BRITISH SUMMER FESTIVAL event at Cardinal Place in Victoria in London SW1 We will play from 6.50 - 7.50pm, we're the last act in the event and its free and outdoors. Postcode is SW1E 5JD Come along and and enjoy great music !


FEB 6 2014 TOWER THEATRE FOLKESTONE

20 December 10

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 6 2014 8.30 pm

TOWER THEATRE, FOLKESTONE CT20 3HL

www.towertheatrefolkestone.co.uk Tel 01303 277175


MAY 31 2013 OXFORD LIVE JAZZ

20 December 10

FRIDAY MAY 31 2013 8.30pm

OXFORD LIVE JAZZ

Carswell Club, Faringdon Oxfordshire SN7 8PU

www.oxfordlivejazz.com Tel 01367 718903


MAY 2 2013 NORTHAMPTON CONTEMPORARY JAZZ

19 December 10

THURSDAY MAY 2 2013

NORTHAMPTON CONTEMPORARY JAZZ 8pm

The Castle WELLINGBOROUGH

Northants NN8 1XA Tel 01933 2700

Tkts £10.50/£12.50

http://thecastle.org.uk/heads-south#-Overview


APR 10 2013 SWANSEA JAZZLAND CLUB

18 December 10

WEDNESDAY APRIL 10 2013

SWANSEA JAZZLAND

St James Social Club Uplands Swansea SA1 6DR WALES

http://www.swanseajazzland.co.uk

Tel 01792 466535


SEP 15 2012 JAZZ ON THE HILL

09 December 10

On SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 2012 Heads South will be at London's newest jazz club JAZZ ON THE HILL in Herne Hill. The Line-up will feature top Jazz Trumpeter Steve Waterman and superb Conguero Satin Singh Admission £6 To book Tel 020 7737 4011 www.jazzonthehill.co.uk 214 Railton Road Herne Hill London SE24 0JT Music starts 8.15pm


JULY 14 2012 ETCHINGHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL

08 December 10

On SATURDAY JULY 14 2012 7.30pm Heads South headline at ETCHINGHAM MUSIC FESTIVAL Etchingham, East Sussex with John Harriman on piano/keys, Steve Waterman trumpet, Andres Lafone on bass, Marc Cecil on drums and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell-Morgan. Box office Tel 01580 860701 www.etchinghammusicfestival.co.uk


JULY 3 2012 BROOK THEATRE CHATHAM

07 December 10

On Tuesday July 3 2012 Heads South will be at the BROOK THEATRE in CHATHAM, Kent. The concert begins at 8.00pm. To book Tel 01634 338338 (£10 via mail list), or book online at

http://tickets.medway.gov.uk/application/event.aspx?eventid=1732


MAY 25 2012 HARLOW FESTIVAL

06 December 10

On FRIDAY MAY 25 2012 8pm Heads South will be appearing as part of the HARLOW FESTIVAL at MARIGOLD JAZZ CLUB HARLOW, Cricket Club Chippingfield Old Harlow Essex CM17 0DJ www.musicatmarigolds.co.uk Tickets £7 in advance £8 on the door To book tel 01279 414174


MAY 24 2012 BONINGTON THEATRE NOTTINGHAM

04 December 10

On THURSDAY MAY 24 2012 8pm Heads South will appear in a JazzSteps presentation at BONINGTON THEATRE High St NOTTINGHAM NG5 7DA 8pm http://www.jazzsteps.co.uk/live_2012_headssouth.php

Tkts £12/10, £5 students, children free with adult To book Tel 0115 956 0733


JAN 26 2012 BOISDALE CLUB CANARY WHARF

03 December 10

THURSDAY JANUARY 26 2012 BOISDALE CLUB CABOT SQUARE Canary Wharf London E14 4QT Heads South will be performing at this flagship new Jazz Club in the heart of London's Canary Wharf Entry from 7pm, first set 9pm Tickets from £7.50 Book at

http://tickets.boisdale.co.uk/pages/events/heads-south/26-01-2012/


MAY 19 2012 PIZZA EXPRESS MAIDSTONE

01 December 10

Heads South will be at the PIZZA EXPRESS MUSIC ROOM in MAIDSTONE, Kent on SATURDAY MAY 19 2012 Line-up: Steve Waterman trumpet, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan, drummer Buster Birch, Uruguayan bassist Andres Lafone, keyboardist/composer John Harriman

Book online at

http://pizzaexpresslive.co.uk/maidstoneBook.aspx?showId=b3c9100e-673e-44c8-a4f0-1f31b184be02&showDateId=5428

or phone 0845 6027 017 adm £11, doors open 7pm, music starts 8.00pm


FEB 23 2012 TOWER THEATRE FOLKESTONE

28 November 10

Heads South will be at The TOWER THEATRE in FOLKESTONE on Thursday Feb 23 2012 8.30pm Tel 01303 277175 to book. The address is North Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL Line-up: Steve Waterman trumpet, John Harriman piano/keys, Andres Lafone bass, Buster Birch drums and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan


JUNE 24 2011 THE BULLS HEAD LONDON

26 November 10

On FRIDAY JUNE 24 Heads South will be at the BULLS HEAD in Barnes LONDON, 373 Lonsdale Road SW13 9PY Music starts 8.30pm, entrance on the door £10 More info at http://www.thebullshead.com/GigListing.html Tel 020 8876 5241 Line-up: Steve Waterman trumpet, John Harriman piano/keys, Tim Robertson bass, Buster Birch drums and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan


SEP 8 2012 The GREY LADY TUNBRIDGE WELLS

25 November 10

On SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 8 2012 Heads South will be at the GREY LADY MUSIC LOUNGE featuring outstanding percussionist Satin Singh and guest Trumpeter Pete Cooper. The Pantiles Tunbridge Wells TN2 5TW Doors open 8.00pm, music starts 9.45pm, adm £7 diners, £8 others. To book tel 01892 544700 www.thegreylady.co.uk


OCT 7 2011 EASTBOURNE UNDERGROUND THEATRE

23 November 10

Heads South will be appearing in an Eastbourne Jazz presentation on FRIDAY OCTOBER 7 2011 at the UNDERGROUND THEATRE, EASTBOURNE BN12 14TL 8pm Tkts £10/£9 Tel 0845 680 1926 or book online http://www.oxboffice.com/EventDetails.aspx?eid=1136


NOV 23 2011 ST MARTIN IN FIELDS Trafalgar Sq LONDON

22 November 10

On WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 23 2011 Heads South will be at ST MARTIN IN THE FIELDS Trafalgar Square. LONDON WC2N 4JJ at 8pm Standard Tickets only £5.50 (pre-reserved seating £9) Informal dining available. Book online at http://www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org/jserv/concerts/view.jsp?id=3829 or tel 020 7766 1100


JULY 21 2011 PANTILES JAZZ FESTIVAL

19 November 10

On THURSDAY JULY 21 2011 Heads South will perform a free concert at the Bandstand at THE PANTILES in TUNBRIDGE WELLS in the Summer Jazz Festival Starts 7.30pm The Pantiles TN5 5TE For more info Tel 01892 515675 or 01892 544700 Dining al fresco available at Woods, The Grey Lady and other restaurants


FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 THE PHEASANTRY LONDON

15 November 10

Heads South will be appearing on launch day FRIDAY OCTOBER 1 at the PHEASANTRY 152 Kings Road Chelsea LONDON SW3 4UT Book online at http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/calendar.aspx?selectedDate=01+October+2010 or phone 0845 6027 017 tickets £11, doors open 7pm, music starts 8.30pm John Harriman piano, Steve Waterman trumpet, Andres Lafone bass, Buster Birch drums and Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan. SOLD OUT


NEW ALBUM RECORD FLIGHT

15 September 10

"an effervescent collection of Latin favourites and original compositions in the Cuban tradition with plenty of jazz content from excellent players" JAZZ UK

"This exciting new project..specialises in sophisticated Jazz Salsa.. Cool, cultured and exhilarating... The start of something very special" THE MUSICIAN Album Review Sep 2010 http://www.headssouth.com/media/review.jpg

“The compositions and keyboard playing of leader John Harriman and the trumpet of Steve Waterman combine to create a spare, crisp, invigorating set of Latin jazz.. Waterman’s mastery of this idiom, spiced with just the right touch of bravura, suits Harriman’s deceptively simple melodies to perfection” THE OBSERVER Album Review Sep 26 2010

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/sep/26/heads-south-record-flight-review

“seriously on-target musicianship. It takes top-drawer talent to pull off the percolating rhythms..as well as craft original Latin jazz songs that distinguish themselves...the haunted Juntito is a powerhouse ballad...It is downright gorgeous. Similarly, the band’s sublime rendition of the tango “Milonga del Angel” is profoundly moving..” ALL ABOUT JAZZ Review Nov 17 2010

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=38022

"whatever precise musical category they're operating in, the quintet infuse everything they play with appropriate pep and vigour, Waterman in particular firing off a series of blazingly bright, pin-sharp solos over Morgan and Birch's taut but supple rhythm-section work. Harriman himself performs on electric and acoustic piano with equal facility, and his compositions are bright, breezy and accessible; Record Flight is an enjoyable calling card for a refreshingly unpretentious but musicianly band"

CHRIS PARKER VORTEX JAZZ CLUB CD Review Nov 2010

http://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/cd-reviews/record-flight.html

US music magazine Cadence April 2011 edition : "..the band plays with spirit and vigor. Waterman's trumpet is strong and lyrical. Harriman's piano percolates behind him while the rhythm section lays down a solid Latin beat. Perhaps the band's most original stroke is an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel where the tango element is deemphasised and a more salsafied element is to the fore (especially in the piano figure).."


Heads South is a favorite of Rod Stewart's !

16 July 10

Yes its true. In May we were asked by AEG the owner of the O2 to play for Rod's exclusive after-show party there for his A-list guests following his concert. And so we did. And that went so well that in July another call came through: 'Rod wants you back' , again at the O2 to play after his show, but sadly some of us were on the beach so we couldn't...


PRESS COMMENTS LA PRENSA

26 May 10

Heads South “play Latin jazz like they've been doing it all their lives. Their musicianship is impeccable. But more importantly, they play with a real feel and spirit for the music....'' Nigel Williamson, long time music correspondent of The Times & Mercury Awards Judge

“Top flight trumpeter plus..firing rhythm section” Time Out

“Heads South is a refreshing cultural mix of players with outstanding jazz credentials..well worth watching” The Gig Guide

"probably the best Latin Jazz group in the UK today" Jazz Promoter Derick Woodland

“Heads South tocan Jazz Latino como si lo han hecho toda la vida. Su maestria musical es impecable....tocan con una sensacion y espiritu verdadera para su musica”. Nigel Williamson, critico musical del Times de Londres durante muchos anos

"tremendo trompetista...electrificante parte ritmica" Time Out

“Un excelente grupo de Jazz que bien merece la pena ir a ver” The Gig Guide

. “Probablemente hoy dia es el mejor grupo de Jazz Latino en el Reino Unido” promotor de Jazz Derick Woodland


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