Lucy and the Time Machine – Trio with Luciana Di Bella (Vocals) Romano Viazzani (Accordion) and Chris Rodgers (Guitar)

Luciana Di Bella

Lucy and the Time Machine – New Italian Jazz Trio specialising in new takes on music from Italy’s golden era.

Luciana Di Bella is a classically-trained soprano but she has formed a new trio in London which takes a refreshing and jazzy look a some of the music from Italy’s golden era of popular music. Luciana leads the ensemble with her delightfully velvety vocals and is ably supported on guitar by Chris Rodgers and on accordion by Romano Viazzani.

The trio have a series of new videos on YouTube featuring Guarda che luna written by Fred Bongusto and made famous by Fred Buscaglione, El negro Zumbonby Armando Trovaioli from the 1951 Silvana Mangano film Anna, and Bruno Martino’s Estate. Click on each title to link to the videos.

Romano Viazzani in Concert – Castello di Bardi, (PR) 19.00 – Walter Belli Benefit Event

Romano Viazzani

Romano Viazzani Accordion Concert – Sala dei Principi, Castello di Bardi, Walter Belli Benefit Event

Bardi Castle
Bardi Castle

Romano Viazzani will give an informal accordion concert in aid of Walter Belli, the amazing stunt cyclist who suffered a tragic accident 3 years ago. The event kicks off at 19.00 at Bardi Castle with a pre-supper buffet and the concert will take place in the Sala Dei Principi just next to the central courtyard. Soprano, Bibiana Viazzani will make a special guest appearance.

Admission is €15.00 and it also includes entry to the Party at the Groppo in the shadow of the castle which starts at 22.00

Super Orchestra Day 2017 – 29th October, Ripley Village Hall, Ripley, Guildford

Super Accordion Orchestra

Super Orchestra Day 2017

Calling all accordionists! Following the success of last year’s event the ‘Super Orchestra Day – 2017’ is back. Participants will work on 3 pieces during morning and afternoon rehearsals and then perform in the evening concert with a West End percussionist. Ian Watson will be your conductor and Shona Holmes will lead the orchestra. It’s amazing what you can achieve in a day – the concert last year was a triumph. If you’ve never played in an accordion orchestra before this is your perfect opportunity. Last year there were 80 players – how many will we be in 2017…
Ian Watson and Julie North – your friendly course leaders.
On the day…
10am – Meet for coffee / tea / soft drinks and registration
10:30am – 1pm – Rehearsal 1 (break around 11:45am)
1pm-2pm – Lunch (please bring packed lunch)
2pm – 4:30pm – Rehearsal 2 (break around 3:15pm)
5:30pm Concert (note the earlier concert time) The Super Orchestra will be supported by performances from Watford Accordion Band, Tillingbourne Accordion Orchestra and London Intermediate Accordion Orchestra. Make sure you invite family and friends to the concert! Concert tickets are only £5 and available on the door.

To participate please email: mail@londonao.co.uk for a booking form.

This year a ‘mini orchestra’ will also be introduced. It will run on the same day in the rear hall, lead by Julie Luck. It’s a free workshop for under 16’s who are complete beginners or who have recently started playing. Around 15 instruments that children can borrow for the day are available. Although it is free anyone wishing to take part must be registered. Parents / guardians should email: mail@londonao.co.uk to register. We all know we need more young people playing the accordion so please do spread the word!

This year people can pay online for Super Orchestra if they prefer, or send a cheque as before. All details on the booking form but the online link is:

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/390011