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Barry Martyn & The Young Bloods
Thursday 17th February, 2011 at 8:00pm
Tickets £8 plus membership.

Tickets are available at The Electric Palace Box Office, Kings Quay Street, Harwich, Essex CO12 3TH, UK or phone 07786 744 789
Tickets can also be purchased from:
Harwich Old Books, Market Street, Harwich tel: 01255 551667
Card Corner, High Street , Dovercourt tel: 01255 554044
Caxton Books, Connaught Avenue, Frinton tel: 01255 851505
Magic Music 12 High St. Clacton-on-Sea tel: 01255 422789


                                        Barry (Kid) Martyn

was born in London, England on February 23rd 1941 and made his professional debut in 1955 as a drummer/singer.

He visited New Orleans in 1960 to study drums with Cie Frazier, stayed on and produced an LP of New Orleans music in 1961. He became the only white member of the black musicians' local union in 1963.
During the mid and late 1960's he took U.S. musicians to Europe to play with his band, performed at the 1968 and 1969 New Orleans Heritage Jazz Festival and at the Los Angeles tribute to Louis Armstrong concert in 1970. He moved to L.A. permanently that same year . He has recorded with Jim Robinson, George Lewis, Barney Bigard, Chris Barber and many other traditional musicians, written extensively on New Orleans jazz and taped a complete biography of Barney Bigard.



                                        Allen Beechey

learnt to play cornet whilst at Nottingham University and began his playing career with Dave Brennan's Jubilee Jazz band and Chris Blount's New Orleans band. Since moving back down to the South East in 1997, Allen has gained wide experience of playing and touring with various groups including; the Neville Dickie Quintet (with Kenny Davern), John Petters' Band and the Ken Colyer Trust New Orleans Jazz Band. He now leads his own band The Bright Stars of Jazz in the great tradition of the Eddie Condon/Wild Bill Davidson Chicago jazz bands.



                                      Julian Webster Greaves

has played with everyone from Gilbert O'Sullivan, the Eurythmics to the Teletubbies band and in September 2003 played for the Rolling Stones at the end of their world tour party at Shepherds Bush in London. No doubt he'll be blowing up another storm on red hot tenor sax ( not to mention harmonica ) in Harwich on the 17th of February.



                                        Graham Hughes

studied trombone at the Trinity School of Music and brings a wealth of musical experience to the band. His contributions to the Young Bloods concerts of the past five years are well remembered by everyone who was there and will be back for more. 
Graham is now branching out and appeared at the Electric Palace in August 2010 with his wonderful new band The Brass Volcanoes.



                                        Tom Kinkaid

began playing piano at the age of five. Growing up in the wilds of North Wales, listening mainly to his dad's Elvis collection and his mum's E.L.O. records, he has surprisingly developed a strong jazz piano style likened to Errol Garner, Oscar Peterson, and Ramsey Lewis.
Mainly self taught (Tom was mercilessly thrown out of piano lessons at the age of 10, for playing his own tunes and not the set pieces!) he met clarinetist James Evans while doing music A level. They formed a duo and performed their own brand of jazz standards and original compositions to an unsuspecting Welsh public (!) teaming up with local band Dr. Jazz featuring Manchester guitarist Andy Mackenzie. During this time Tom played with touring British and American instrumentalists such as Kenny Baker and Michael Hashim, later teaming up with saxophonist Jonny Boston and joining the Boston Tea Party.
A move down to London was inevitable and Tom had 5 successful years here playing with the tea party as well as joining London based band the Fallen Heroes, featuring Emile and Ben Martyn. This band is still going strong and performs worldwide in music festivals and top venues, from London's 100 club to New York’s Lion's Den. He has also backed various artists, including Roy Williams, Alan Barnes, Barry Martyn and Bruce Adams, to name but a few.
Tom now lives near Manchester and still plays regularly in London.
In March 2010 Tom played a key part in the launch of The Rocket Four -new band of another ambitious and versatile Young Bloods alumnus James Evans.The Electric Palace was was proud to have been chosen as the launch pad.
                                        Ben Martyn

Like all the great bands this one has a power-house rhythm section and what better combination than Barry on drums and son Ben Martyn driving along on string bass in the great traditions of Alcide "Slow Drag" Pavageau , Ed "Montudie" Garland, George "Pops" Foster and Jimmy Blanton. Especially poignant is Ben's beautiful composition My Heart Stays in New Orleans.

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