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  Bonington Theatre | Nottingham

  Jazz Steps

  9th June 2022 7:30pm

  Students (with valid card) £5.00

  Standard £15.00

  Book Tickets

Ben Crosland's Ray Davies Songbook Volume II

Regulars will remember one of the great gigs of 2017. Ben Crosland returns to the Bonington with a second volume of music from the Ray Davies Songbook.

The first Davies Songbook album successfully tackled some of the Kinks’ biggest and most obvious hits, among them “You Really Got Me” and “Waterloo Sunset”. Volume 2 still includes many well known chart entries but there is also a sprinkling of B-sides and album tracks.

Crosland’s arrangements tend to keep Davies’ original melodies intact, enabling listeners to still be able to hear the lyrics in their heads, regardless of the changes in terms of tempo and harmony that Crosland and his colleagues bring to them. The individual soloists may have wandered thrillingly off piste but the quintet never entirely lose sight of the course of a song.

PS This set has Ray’s and Mick Avory’s approval - “The Ray Davies Songbook Vol II” (Jazz Cat Records – JCCD117)

"...another lovingly crafted set of arrangements... great playing and a whole host of outstanding solos" The Jazz Mann


  Ben Crosland Bass

  John Etheridge Guitar

  Steve Lodder Piano

  Nic France Drums

  Theo Travis Reeds



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