David Vaughan – at Oliver’s Jazz bar 13th March 2015

David Vaughan Quintet

After a very successful CD launch at The Pheasantry David Vaughan is back at Oliver’s Jazz Bar on 13th March 2015, not as the larger ensemble that launched the CD which at times featured 6 musicians on the stage, but down to the trio-sized outfit in order to fit on the tiny stage at Oliver’s Jazz bar. As well as David Vaughan on Piano, Trumpet and Guitar, Romano Viazzani will be on accordion and Daniel Broncano on clarinet.  If you couldn’t get to The Pheasantry on February 24th then you can purchase the excellent new album fro this site. Whilst David Vaughan’s voice is undoubtedly coming from the world of Rock his own songs have a variety of influences and the album title We’re on a holiday is very apt as the album sometimes evokes urban Buenos Aires and sometimes the Italian countryside.  There are Jazz and Tango influences and Classical and Folk too.  David has created his very own style which thankfully, is not easily pigeon-holed into any pre-set musical genre which was a necessary evil in the days when you went to your local record shop to buy records and would immediately go to the to the Classical, Jazz or Pop sections of the store.  Vaughan arranges all his own music and stretches his musicians into roles they are not always cast in. The result is utterly charming and unique.  The CD, in it’s presentation is “old school” in that Vaughan generously includes a 12-page glossy booklet inside which includes all the lyrics of his songs as well as some great shots of the musicians at work.  For the album you also get many more musicians than the regular 5-piece set up of the aforementioned Vaughan, Viazzani, Broncano, along with Tom Hewins on Tuba and Double Bass and Jason Reeve on Drums.  There’s whole String quartet on one track, not to mention Flute/Piccolo, Dulcimer on other tracks.  The larger ensemble will be back in concert soon and watch this space for announcements in that regard.

Romano Viazzani & David Vaughan