World Class at St Mary's in May

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Tickets are selling fast for these special intimate concerts which take place in the beautiful and stunning setting of the nine hundred year old St Mary’s Church in Rye and are now on sale at Grammar School Records in the High Street as well as online.

Russell Watson

The ‘Peoples Tenor’ singer Russell Watson performs with the Fidelity international choir on Thursday May 3 with an eclectic repertoire of Russell’s favourite songs and much more.
With over seven million album sales to his name, Russell Watson is truly one of the most successful classical singers of all time and a must to see. VIP packages for this wonderful event are also available which includes a pre-concert reception, premier front seats at the venue, signed CD and the opportunity to meet with Russell on the evening.
Tom Robinson

An intimate acoustic evening with songsmith, broadcaster, activist and raconteur Tom Robinson takes place on Friday May 4, and this thoughtful show revisits the back catalogue of a master craftsman. Little-known gems sit alongside classics such as War Baby, Glad to Be Gay and 2-4-6-8 Motorway – interspersed with hilarious anecdotes from five decades on the wilder fringes of the music industry.
Avery Sunshine

The highly acclaimed American Soul and Gospel singer Avery Sunshine headlines on Saturday May 5 as part of her European tour dates. Avery will be performing her back catalogue and new songs from her awaited new album.
The Express says “Avery’s talent is zeppelin-sized, her vocals so rich and listenable” and The Washington Post describe Avery as “A radiant brand of soul delivered from the gut with a joyful smile.
If you love Soul and Gospel music then this concert is a must to attend… be prepared to be blown away by the immense talent that is Avery Sunshine!
Kyle Eastwood

Son of screen legend Clint, acclaimed and respected Jazz bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood travels from Paris to perform an afternoon concert on Sunday May 6 with his hugely talented jazz Quintet.
Jazz fans are in for a real treat as Kyle and his cool cats will be performing tracks from Kyle’s substantial back catalogue and his stunning new album ‘In Transit’.
Kyle’s performance will include some enthralling Count Basie, Monk and Mingus covers, not to mention his favourite Italian cinema theme, which symbolises his special relationship with the film industry.
The Christians

The Liverpool based British band The Christians perform a stripped back evening concert at St Mary’s Church on Sunday May 6. Respected as one of the best live bands,  The Christians will be performing many of their hits that include Forgotten Town, Ideal World, Born Again, Harvest for the World, What’s in a Word, Hooverville, Words, Father, The Bottle and many more.
Miloš Karadaglić

The Liverpool based band enjoyed huge acclaim in the late 80s and early 90s both in the UK and Europe…..over 30 years later and they’re still going strong!
“The hottest guitarist in the world”, Miloš Karadaglić performs an afternoon concert on Monday May 7 as he continues to top the record charts and delight audiences worldwide.
His 2014 recording of Rodrigo’s concertos had the Sunday Times calling him “The King of Aranjuez”, while “Blackbird-the Beatles album” (2016) was received with unanimous critical acclaim.
Classic BRIT Award-winner Miloš has become one of the most sought-after concert soloists in the world, with performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall under his belt. You can expect a wonderful programme of Spanish classics, cool Latin, Bach chaconnes, Beatles arrangements and more.
For tickets and information please go to www.ryejazz.com

Photos: Ian Bowden

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