Southern Cone Quintet – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London

Southern Cone Quintet at SOAS

Southern Cone Quintet Lunchtime Concert – St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London W1J 0

Friday December 16th 13.10 – 14-00

Southern Cone Quintet perform their last concert of 2016 at the prestigious St James Piccadilly as part of the popular lunchtime concerts series. The Ensemble will be premiering new arrangements and compositions.

Entry is free and open to all.

Southern Cone Quintet takes its name from the geographical area of the same name, embracing the countries of Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. The Southern Cone has a rich and diverse musical tradition, with genres including Tango, Cueca, and Candombe, as well as indigenous ethnic forms such as Mapuche music.

It is from this rich earth that the Southern Cone Quintet draws its inspiration. The repertoire consists of re-arrangements of pieces from a wide variety of sources. From twentieth century composers like Astor Piazzolla and Violeta Parra, to traditional folk songs and ancient native chants. While the style resembles Nuevo Tango, it could also be described as “Nueva Cueca” or “Nuevo Candombe”.

The performers are as diverse as the music itself. They include a Chilean-born arranger and woodwind player, a Spanish prodigy accordionist, a classical violinist of Bosnian roots, as well as a jazz guitarist and double bassist (both British).

Anisa Arslanagić – violin
Claude Werner – clarinet/flute/arranger
James Kitchman – electric guitar
Iñigo Mikeleiz Berrade – accordion
Louis Thomas – double bass

Divine Comedy 2017 Tour

Divine Comedy -Ian Watson on accordion

Divine Comedy 2017 Tour

ZZ Music apologises for not bringing this to subscriber’s attention earlier.  British accordionist Ian Watson has been playing accordion with unique band Divine Comedy since the tour kicked off in October 2016. However, the tour continues in the new year at the venues below.  ZZ Music has had reports that its a fabulous concert and from an accordion viewpoint its great to see the accordion featuring in so much music of all descriptions the world of pop being no exception. For more information click here


January 2017

23rd Folies Bergère, Paris, France *added due to demand*
24th Folies Bergère, Paris, France
25th Folies Bergère, Paris, France
27th den Atelier, Luxembourg-City, Luxembourg
28th La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
30th Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium

February 2017

1st Théâtre Fémina, Bordeaux, France
3rd Theatro Circo, Braga, Portugal
4th Teatro Tivoli, Lisbon, Portugal
5th Teatro Alameda, Seville, Spain
7th Teatro Nuevo Apolo, Madrid, Spain
8th Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain
10th Teatro Grande, Brescia, Italy
11th Théâtre de l’Octogone, Lausanne, Switzerland
13th Heimathafen Neukölln, Berlin, Germany
14th Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
15th Cirkus Skandiascenen, Stockholm, Sweden
16th Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway
18th Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany
19th Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands
21st London Palladium, London, UK
22nd London Palladium, UK *added due to demand*
23rd London Palladium, UK *added due to demand*
25th Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
26th Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, Ireland

She Loves Me – Menier Chocolate Factory – 25 November 2016 till March 4th 2017

She Loves Me - Menier Chocolate Factory

She Loves Me – Menier Chocolate Factory – 25 November 2016 till March 4th 2017

A wonderful musical set in a Perfumery in Hungary. Meet Amalia and Georg, who work as clerks in Maraczek’s Parfumerie — and aren’t exactly the best of friends. However, they have something in common. They both rapturously write to romantic pen pals. Despite the anonymity of their secret admirers, they live for the love letters that they exchange and the day they will finally meet. This wonderful love story has been the basis for the films The Shop around the Corner and You’ve Got Mail. The musical version – written by the authors of Fiddler on the Roof, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick– has delighted audiences since its 1963 Broadway premier and features a sparkling score that includes the now-classic songs Ice Cream and A Trip to the Library.

An amazing cast including Scarlet Strallen, Mark Umbers, Les Dennis, Katherine Kingsley, Dominic Tighe make this a wonderful, funny musical with great songs and fun for all the family.  One of comparatively few musicals with accordion in the orchestra which in this production is played by Romano Viazzani.

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Scarlett Strallen
Scarlett Strallen
Mark Umbers
Mark Umbers
Les Dennis
Les Dennis
Katherine Kingsley
Katherine Kingsley
Dominic Tighe
Dominic Tighe








Rachel Bingham

Alastair Brookshaw

Matt Crandon

Les Dennis

Peter Dukes

Cory English

Luke Fetherston

Olivia Fines

Aimee Hodnett

Callum Howells

Katherine Kingsley

Sarah Marie-Maxwell

Vincent Pirillo

Scarlett Strallen

Dominic Tighe

Mark Umbers



Book by

Joe Masteroff


Music by

Jerry Bock


Lyrics by

Sheldon Harnick


Direction by

Matthew White


Choreography by

Rebecca Howell


Design by

Paul Farnsworth


Lighting Design by

Paul Pyant


Sound Design by

Gregory Clarke


Musical Supervision &
Musical Direction by

Catherine Jayes


Orchestrations by

Jason Carr


Based on a play by

Miklós László


Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate Christmas Cabaret Show -The Pheasantry – Sunday 18th December 2016

The Pheasantry Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate Christmas Show

The Pheasantry – Sunday 18th December 2016 Show starts 20.00 Doors open 18.00

Well it’s that time of the year again and what better way to get into the festive spirit than an evening with the West End’s Joanna Strand and Jacqui Tate.  They will be ably backed by a wonderful group of musicians; John Bailey on Piano, Yaron Stavi on Double Bass, Jason Reeve on Drums and Romano Viazzani on accordion.  Book now to avoid disappointment as tickets are selling fast. Join the fun and come dressed as as Father/Mother/Master/Miss Christmas!  Seasonal treats, comedy and song – and with new and sensational jazz arrangements by these incredible vocalists and their  band, this is a perfect way to kick off Christmas festivities!

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