Fabulous evening of folk and jazz

Posted by Tenby Museum on Jan 6, 2018 Blog No Comments

Last night (5 January) the museum was fortunate enough to have the musical talents of two fabulous local bands perform in the gallery.

This is the first time that the museum has hosted a musical event and it is thanks to the generosity of all the musicians, who freely gave up their time and talants  to raise much needed funds for the museum,  that the evening was a great success.

The Small Town Satellites, fronted by Duncan Whitehurst on vocals and guitar, performed a series of folk songs from their eagerly awaited self-penned forthcoming album, Step Into The Light, to be released in March.  Many of the songs are inspired by Tenby and the surrounding area.  Other band members are Rebecca Whitehurst (violin), Harry Whitehurst (cajon), Jack Deere-Jones (double bass) and George Whitfield guesting on accordion.

Their set, lasting for around an hour, was followed then by another hour long session by the jazz band, The Firebyrd Trio, lead by saxophonist (tenor and soprano) Alan Argent, son of Michael and Olivia Argent.  It was Alan who had originally approached the museum Curator Mark Lewis with the idea of a fund raising musical extravaganza.  The other members of the band are Jack Deere-Jones (double bass), Simon Williams (brother of Rebecca) guesting on guitar, Harry Whitehurst on percussion and Alastair Cambell on alto saxophone.  They played a series of familiar cool and mellow jazz pieces including Autumn Leaves, Misty, Georgia on my Mind and Summertime.

We are exceptionally grateful to all the brilliant performers and also to the audience who supported us.  It was such a successful evening that we are planning to have more musical performances at the museum in the future.  Watch this space…..

Rebecca Whitehurst, Duncan Whitehurst, Harry Whitehurst and Jack Deere-Jones are The Small Town Satellites

The Firebyrd Trio lead by saxophonist Alan Argent, with George Whitfield (accordion) and Jack Deere-JOnes (double bass)