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SIMON

THORPE

MUSICIAN

Oct 5th
Lots of varied music happening for me this autumn...

I'll be leading my swing band Jivin' Miss Daisy in a couple of central London gigs: Ronnie Scott's on October 23rd (which just SOLD OUT) and again at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St Soho on 29th November.
I'm pleased to say we are also back playing again at other public and private events. We hope that we are beginning to see the last of Covid-19!

Hexagonal just played at the Isle of Wight Jazz Festival, and on Sunday 1st Oct, returned to our spiritual home the Filo in Hastings (where the band was conceived!) and we are planning to record a second CD soon.

In November, I'll be touring with some bands I have played in for many years: Benn Clatworthy's Quartet, and with the Alan Barnes Octet.
I also have two live dates with Elaine Delmar, one of which is with the excellent Mark Nightingale Big Band.

I'm also delighted to have launched Hatfield & the Health, paying tribute to some of my favourite music from the so-called Canterbury Scene of the 1970s.
We will be touring again in summer 2023. In this project I sing and play bass guitar, working with some of my favourite musicians, one of whom is the excellent saxophonist Karen Sharp. In our own trio with guitarist Colin Oxley, we have played some gigs this month, and we are planning a new recording soon too.

Simon