The Jay Rayner Quartet

The Jay Rayner Quartet

THE JAY RAYNER QUARTET


THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2017


DOORS 7.30PM SHOW 8PM

CABARET SEATING

TICKETS £19


The Jay Rayner Quartet – A Night of Food & Agony


Founded in 2012 the fabulous Jay Rayner Quartet romps through a repertoire of two halves. In keeping with his international renown as a restaurant critic, Jay tackles songs that deal with`food and drink. Alongside that, in a series of brilliant anecdotes, he also reminisces about his childhood growing up with a mother who was a famous Agony Aunt and sex advice columnist,`the late Claire Rayner. Because, as he says, ‘so many blues songs sound like a letter to an Agony`Aunt’. Cue tunes like, Black Coffee,`The Ladies Who Lunch, Food Glorious Food and`Leonard Cohen’s Dance Me To The End of Love.


Jay is accompanied on bass by Robert Rickenberg, a formidably inventive player who rose to`prominence with the Sheena Davis group and who has accompanied jazz greats such as Will`Gaines and Mark Murphy. On sax is the highly-regarded Dave Lewis whose lyrical breaks

power the groove in his own band, 1Up, and have seen him accompany the likes of Lamont`Dozier and Bryan Ferry.


But what completes the show is the vocal performance from the extraordinary Pat GordonSmith, who gets right inside every lyric. There’s a special chemistry between Pat and Jay too,`which isn’t surprising. They’re married to each other. This isn’t nepotism; it’s good fortune.

Pat has been singing longer than Jay has been playing, and has trained with the legendary jazz`singer Liane Carroll.


Join Jay and his quartet for a night of food, agony, cracking stories and music that will nourish

the soul.






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