Exeter Barnfield - ARG : A Magic Life

Exeter Barnfield Theatre, Clifford Room, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN

Tel: 01392 271808

Exeter Barnfield - ARG : A Magic Life

About

Blow the Fuse Records presents  : A Magic Life

This concert at the Barnfield is part of a nationwide promotional tour for ARQ's new album 'A Magic Life', released in November 2016.

in ARQ, Alison Rayner has gathered a group of musicians who sympathetically support her music. The group's imaginative and assured playing are superbly suited to Rayner's compositions and reflect a confidence inspired by working intensively together, touring their first album 'August'.
 

‘Highly intelligible music, characterized by individuality, spirit and a sense of freedom.’ Val Wilmer, authorAs Serious As Your Life: the Story of the New Jazz’ Sept 2016

‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic… a beautifully integrated band’  Dave Gelly, Sunday Observer Nov 2016

‘This is a particularly well-balanced ensemble. The writing is rich and varied and the arrangements combine brightness and colour with exactitude and precision.’  Ian Mann, thejazzman.com Nov 2016

 

Steve Lodder piano

Deirdre Cartwright guitar

Diane McLoughlin tenor, soprano saxophones

Alison Rayner bass

Buster Birch drums

 

A Magic Life reviews:

‘Playing bass with a big, beautiful bass sound that comes from the heart, Alison Rayner leads a team of intelligent, responsive musicians through these original compositions. Highly intelligible music, characterized by individuality, spirit and a sense of freedom.’   Val Wilmer, author, As Serious As Your Life: the Story of the New Jazz

‘Purposeful, full-toned and melodic – those are the qualities of Alison Rayner’s music, in her roles as both bass player and composer. Jazz today takes so many forms, and incorporates so many diverse influence, that it takes a strong musical voice, such as Rayner’s, to stand out clearly amid the surrounding din. She has a beautifully integrated band too. The whole thing has that loose feeling which is the mark of musicians who have been working together for some time. The bright, fibrous sound of Diane McLoughlin’s soprano saxophone is a particular delight, and the wild guitar and piano interplay between Deirdre Cartwright and Steve Lodder in Mayday is one of the set’s many highlights.’

Dave Gelly, Sunday Observer 20 November 2016

 

Live reviews:

‘In a Jazz age with an abundance of technical excellence – and ARQ have it in great quantity – we look for something else as well. ARQ bring to the stage a musical bond that is expressed in such fun and joyful moments that it is a pleasure to be in the room with them. Jazz of the highest quality.’   Phil Rose, Birmingham Jazz

“A master-class in empathetic playing with superb solos and a rhythm section of the highest calibre. Don’t miss these virtuoso musicians when they come to town.’  Phil Webb, Restormel Arts, South Cornwall

The production of A Magic Life has been supported by the Arts Council’s Grants For The Arts scheme.

Guide Prices

Advance Tickets £10 (£5) On The Door Tickets £12 (£6) -

TripAdvisor

Directions

Facilities

Accessibility

  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Event Facilities

  • Booking Advised

Key Features

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Event

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - City centre parks or on-street metered parking closeby.
  • Parking (free) - All car parks are free to park after 6pm

Specialist Features

  • Marketed towards student/youth

Opening Times

Sorry, this event has passed

Follow us

What's Nearby

  1. Exeter Barnfield - Helen O'Grady Showcase

    Helen O’Grady Drama Academy students shine on stage in a selection of short plays…

    0 miles away
  2. Exeter Barnfield - Cod Liver Oil and Lucozade

    Pastime players present memories of the NHS and health in the 1950’s

    0 miles away
  3. Exeter Barnfield - Rock for Heroes

    Are you ready to ROCK! Immerse yourself in the incredible new live music experience with…

    0 miles away
  1. Exeter Barnfield - Billy Joel Songbook

    Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to experience The Billy Joel Songbook in this…

    0 miles away
  2. Exeter Barnfield - AWE Exhibition: Laura Henning

    Iconic portraits in bright, bold and fun colours. They are painted on a large scale for…

    0 miles away
  3. Exeter Barnfield - Punk Rock

    In the library of a grammar school, seven teenagers face three months of turmoil,…

    0 miles away
  4. Exeter Barnfield - A Chorus Line

    Richard Dale Theatre School presents the long running Broadway production of A Chorus…

    0 miles away
  5. Exeter Barnfield - Habeas Corpus

    Alan Bennett's hilarious farce Habeas Corpus comes to Exeter's Barnfield Theatre

    Habeas…

    0 miles away
  6. Exeter Barnfield - The Dresser

    Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during WWII, Sir, the last of the great,…

    0 miles away
  7. Exeter Barnfield - Pop-Up Bowie

    Paul’s vocal and visual likeness to David is remarkable. Pop-Up Bowie recently had the…

    0 miles away
  8. Exeter Barnfield - Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

    Barb Jungr has wowed audiences and critics worldwide with her powerful reinterpretations…

    0 miles away
  9. Exeter Barnfield - Just Like That!

    Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, love of slapstick and…

    0 miles away
  10. Exeter Barnfield - Phantom of the Opera

    Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical is given a sumptuous new production by Exeter’s…

    0 miles away
  11. Exeter Barnfield - Shandytown

    Shandytown is an original musical from our groundbreaking youth theatre, featuring a live…

    0 miles away
  12. Exeter Barnfield - All Our Yesterdays

    The ultimate feel good show! Another sensational show from the producers of ‘Memory…

    0 miles away
  13. Exeter Barnfield - Roy Orbison and The Travelling Willburys Experience

    With The Wilburys never actually going on tour, perhaps party due to the untimely death…

    0 miles away
Previous Next

Search for What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Related

Exeter Barnfield Theatre, Exeter