DC Quartet Eleanor Arms E3

Saturday, 26th November 2011
8:00 pmto11:00 pm

Deirdre Cartwright Guitar
Steve Lodder Keyboards
Alison Rayner Bass
Simon Pearson Drums

My quartet with long term collaborators Steve, Alison and Simon. An eclectic set from 70’s funky shuffles and jazz swing, original compositions to a bit of high octane fusion.

Eleanor Arms
460 Old Ford Road
Bow
London E3 5JP

Doors 8pm Music 9pm

Adm £7
CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2011

Steve Lodder Piano
‘Lodder is both an improvisor of originality and a musical thinker of erudition and depth’ The Guardian

Highly regarded sideman for many International and London musicians including Andy Sheppard, Naná Vasconcelos, George Russell’s “Living Time” orchestra, Sarah Jane Morris, John Harle, Carla Bley, Mônica Vasconcelos. He was also musial associate with Paul McCartney and the musical arranger for Zappatistas, Originally a Cambridge organ scholar he has played church organ on projects with Mark Ramsden and Asaf Sirkis and written a highly regarded book on Stevie Wonder

Alison Rayner Bass
“With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability – clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.” Digby Fairweather

She has worked with such jazz luminaries as guitar legend Tal Farlow and New York jazz poet Jayne Cortez, and in addition to jazz has played a diverse range of music from funk and soul to Afro-Cuban, Balkan and Greek fusion.

Simon Pearson Drums

Already very musically active in his native Yorkshire, after taking a diploma in jazz & light music at Leeds College of Music, Simon studied a post-graduate diploma in jazz at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 1991 and has been based in London since then.
Always keen to be involved in as eclectic a mix of music as possible, including jazz, latin, various world musics, indie, rock, pop and contemporary classical Simon continues as a freelance player (and more recently educator) to cover a diverse spectrum of genres.

Artists regularly played, toured or recorded with include amongst others;

Steve Albini, Issie Barratt, Katia Labeque, John Cale, Deirdre Cartwright, John Crawford, Jacqui Dankworth, Delta Sax Quartet, Divine Comedy, Geoff Eales, Luke Haines, Martin Hathaway, Immodesty Blaize Big Band, Stacey Kent, London Symphony Orchestra, Steve Martland Band, Janette Mason, Jim Mullen, Spiritualized, Sister Sledge, Joby Talbot, Jimi Tenor, Will Todd, Trevor Watts, the Wedding Present, Mike & Kate Westbrook, Annie Whitehead.

Simon has credits in film and television work and has been involved in broadcasts on every national BBC radio station. Solo writing credits include an Arts Council commission for Michael Clark Dance Company and a commission by designer Hussain Chalayan for his Paris fashion week show.