‘If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is.’
Dave Gelly, Observer

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Listen to and download album tracks here.


latest news

Friday, 5th September 2014

What a beautiful place for a concert. Next week with LUND, can’t wait!

Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Welcome back to Ann Day on the drums as LUND play at Word is your Oyster on Wednesday 16 July. Really strong lineup includes Carol Grimes, Josefina Cupido, Penny Freeman and an up and coming double bass player – Alison Rayner!

Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Looking forward to the gig tomorrow night at The Word is your Oyster, great lineup including Kate Shortt, Annie Whitehead, Jennifer Maidman, Ruby Thompson and Josefina Cupido. https://www.facebook.com/thewordisyouroyster?ref=profile

Just heard that the word is WATER. Friday night at Jan’s – got to play some Brazilian tunes BUT realised I have a rehearsal at 7.30 on Thursday night :0
Sunday - off to the South West with ARQ https://www.facebook.com/alisonrayner.arq Hope to see loads of friends this week!

Friday, 6th June 2014

25 years of Blow the Fuse
Nice interview in this month’s JazzUK with Alison Rayner and myself talking about how it all began…

Blow the Fuse celebrate 25 years

Friday, 6th June 2014

Looking forward to Annie Whitehead playing at St Mary’s old church next Friday the 13th.
Alison and I will be hosting the evening which features her world music workshop big band and her quartet in the second set.
Tickets online – look in my event listing.

A great and groovy time will be had by all!