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Chris Allard

Chris Allard Band

Thursday March 22nd 8pm
Bonington Theatre

Tickets £12 / £10 (concs.) / £5 (students) / kids go free (when accompanied by an adult)


Chris Allard - electric and acoustic guitars
Brandon Allen - saxophone
Ross Stanley - piano and keyboards
Oli Hayhurst - bass
Nick Smalley - drums

Energetic guitar-led modern jazz originals.

The award winning musician/composer, Chris Allard, has long been regarded as one of the UK's finest contemporary jazz guitarists and the first choice of many top artists. He has played extensively at major festivals and prestigious venues around the world and performed with Carleen Anderson, Jamie Cullum, Jacqui Dankworth, Tim Garland and Cleo Laine, to name a few.

The Chris Allard Band has existed since 2004, and has developed an individual sound and approach in that time. The group play in a dynamic and contemporary way, with interplay, improvisation and energy. Comprising some of the very best and most in demand musicians in the country, the band currently play a varied programme of original music, mainly from recent album Open Spaces.

"Chris Allard references, amongst others, Pat Metheny, Radiohead, Miles Davis and Kurt Rosenwinkel....His tone is varied from warm 'jazz'..to rocking with bluesy angular lines …somewhere between Scofield and Carlton with a dash of fleet-footed Martino..... For fans of Pat Metheny, Pat Martino, Andy Summers (with his jazz hat on)." Guitarist magazine (4 stars)



Visit The Chris Allard Website here



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Tickets Available from:

Bonington Theatre - High Street, Arnold NG5 7EE

0115 9560733 or 0115 9670114




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