Monthly Archives: November 2012

Madwort Sax Quartet Mini Tour

I’m a bit out of touch with online stuff at the moment due to house moving chaos, so there will be more comprehensive posts to come soon, but in the mean time this is what’s coming up next week….

Madwort Sax Quartet Mini Tour!

Part One: The Midlands:

2nd December – One Note Sunday, The Flowerpot, Derby

Part Two: The North:

4th December –  Freedom Principle, Sandbar, Manchester

This will be lots of fun. We’ll be playing Tom Ward’s original music (including new stuff not even played at the band’s first gig!) and doing some group improv too. In Manchester we’re sharing the bill with the Anton Hunter Trio.

See you there!

Quadraceratops in November

Tomorrow, we re-group to start rehearsing for the upcoming November gigs. It should be larks and I just wrote a big round-robin email to spread the word. You probably know all this, but it reads:

Hello everyone,

Hope you’re all well. Welcome to the second ever Quadraceratops mailing list email, here to let you know about our upcoming activities in November. We have two London dates:

London Jazz Festival @ Jazz Cafe, 17th November
First up, I’m excited to say that we’re part of the London Jazz Festival this year! On Saturday 17th November, Quadraceratops will support Get The Blessing at the Jazz Cafe, Camden. We’re looking forward to playing at this top venue, and it should be a lovely night – also featuring DJ Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s). There’s more info and tickets at the Jazz Cafe’s website and the Jazz Festival’s website….plus, I’ve heard on the grapevine that there will be some sort of cheap ticket list, so drop me a reply if you’d like to know more about that. It promises to be a lot of fun and we’d love to see you there.

Jazz @ The Waterline, 22nd November
When we’ve calmed down after all the festival excitement, we’ll be playing at the Waterline bar in Dalston on Thursday 22nd November. This will be a more intimate, chilled affair and our two sets will hopefully include some new material that I’m currently working on. If you can’t make it to the Jazz Cafe or (ideally) you can and you’d like to hear more of us, come down and say hello: we’ll be starting at about 8.30pm.

You might notice at the these gigs that the band looks slightly different – I’ve got a special November line up as a couple of the Quadraceratopsians have other commitments this month, so you’ll be hearing Chris Snead (trumpet), Andrew Woolf (tenor sax) and Jason Simpson (bass) guesting at one or both gigs. Tom Ward will be wielding the baritone sax too. Thanks guys!

If you’d like to receive these kind of emails from me in the future, drop me a line on hello[at] Some day there will be a ‘sign up to the mailing list’ type link, but I’m kind of saving it for a rainy day.

See you out there…