Michael Messer & Chaz Jankel Trio Michael Messer & Chaz Jankel Trio Music

Michael Messer & Chaz Jankel Trio

Sat 16 Nov 8.00pm | £18

Slide guitar supremo Michael Messer with Blockheads legend and multi-instrumentalist Chaz Jankel. It doesn’t get better than this!

The pair have known each for 45 years but it wasn’t until a phone chat four years ago and the suggestion of a jam that it all came together. And how! The result is the acclaimed ‘Mostly We Drive’ – “an exhilarating album of original songs with mesmerising grooves,” said Rough Trade.

These two artists wear decades of combined musical experience lightly, as their music displays a freshness of approach and adds new twists to their foundational influences in Blues, World, Funk, New Wave and Rock. The exhilarating and accessible music Michael & Chaz make together bears comparison with the finest work in either of their garlanded careers.

“A gem of an album” said At The Barrier. “Copious servings of blues and a healthy chunk of Blockheads-like funk.” The careers of these master musicians had gone down different paths after they met in the days when Ian Dury & the Blockheads were storming the land. But the pair are beside themselves with excitement about this new project.

“The quality of the playing is exceptional – they are both masters at their crafts.” – music-news.com

“There is a cross-over point where our different musical orientations chime, and here it is. The songs are SO good to play.” Says Chaz.

“A wonderful experience. We were pulling each other in different directions and hopefully producing great music along the way.” Says Michael.

Michael and Chaz are joined for this show by Andy Crowdy on upright bass

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