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Deptford Rivieras at Abberton

30th March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An evening of funky bluesy jazzy soul and ska.

Join Deptford Rivieras at Abberton Reservoir for the first Jazz event of the year.

The ‘Deptford Riviera’ is the name given to the southern shore-line of the River Thames between Rotherhithe and Deptford Creek. Hailing from that zone in South East London, The Deptford Rivieras are a trio playing funky bluesy jazzy soul and ska in the style of ’60’s Blue Note legends such as Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine.

Gary Baldwin (Hammond Organ) is rated by Time Out magazine as “…the British Grand Master of the Hammond Organ”. He was a member of the seminal Tommy Chase Band who led the 90’s Jazz revival, & his studio credits include Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ album and albums for Morcheeba. He too has a long list of legendary artists with whom he has worked and collaborated among them Fats Domino, Doris Troy, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Lulu, Bryan Adams & Joss Stone.

Phil Veacock (Tenor Saxophone) is best known as a long-time member, main arranger and musical director of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. He has played with and arranged for an unbelievable roster of musical legends from every genre. A quick look at some of the names shows Soul legends such as Al Green, Barry White, Sam Moore, George Benson, Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves, Blues legends such as B B King, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Irma Thomas and Slim Gaillard. Other genre-busting legends like Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr, Elton John, Van Morrison, Sting, Kylie and even Jessie J also feature.

Alan Savage (Drums) has had a long career in both the pop and jazz/blues fields backing such names as Joe Jackson, Alison Moyet, Olivia Newton-John and Freddie Mercury together with Bluesmen like Otis Grand and Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges. Currently, Alan is the driving-force behind OoBopSh’Bam one of the UK’s leading jump-jive/rock n roll outfits.

Refreshments including a bar will be available throughout the evening.



30th March 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Child friendly
Contact Name
Abberton Reservoir
Contact Telephone
01206 738172
£12 per adult, £10 per child (aged 8+ only)


Abberton Reservoir
Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Colchester, Essex CO2 0EU United Kingdom
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01206 738172
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