Events


Events at Zeffirellis

The Spiratones

date calender icon Friday 18th January

The Spiratones are a vintage-themed instrumental band specialising in surf vibes, rumblin’ guitars and pulp grooves- all served with an explosion of reverberating energy!

After forming in 2017 The Spiratones quickly became known for their fun, high-energy performances, immersive visuals and distinctive musicianship. Their repertoire takes in Californian surf-rock classics (Dick Dale, Link Wray, The Ventures…), embraces the best of British guitar instrumentals (The Shadows, Fleetwood Mac…) and binds everything together with a collection of eclectic instrumental pieces, spanning everything from classic movie theme tunes to organ-driven funk.

Band members are Floyd Barclay (Drums), J. Durango (Bass), Admiral Bob Monsoon (Guitars) and Dick Raygun (Guitars and Theremin).

Cost: Free Event

Trefor Owen Quartet

date calender icon Friday 18th January

A superb guitarist and long-time advocate for the jazz cause, Owen has worked with most of the greats in the jazz guitar world, and to this day continues to run guitar courses, workshops and festivals and to encourage younger musicians to develop their craft. With playing very much in the vein of masters of the instrument such as Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall & Joe Pass, tonight he leads his quartet through the standard repertoire featuring the virtuosic second guitar of Andy Hulme, great young saxophonist Liam Byrne and bass guru Dave Turner.

Cost: Free Event

Rowland Jones

date calender icon Friday 18th January

Rowland Jones is a singer/songwriter/guitar player now based in South Manchester. Jones returned to the UK in 2014 having spent seven years living and gigging in Italy where he played major blues festivals such as Etna Blues, Trasimeno Blues, Marco Fiume Blues Passion Festival, Torrita Blues.

Today his music whilst retaining its bluesy roots, has also incorporated the broader genre of Americana and he has recorded an album with Chris 'CJ' Hillman pedal steel and slide (2017 UK Americana instrumentalist of the year; Billy Bragg band) drummer Paul Burgess (10 cc; Jethro Tull; Chris Farlowe) and producer/multi-instrumentalist Nigel Stonier (Strawbs; Fairport Convention; Joan Baez)

Cost: Free Event

Mike Smith Quartet

date calender icon Friday 18th January

Currently touring as featured saxophonist with Elkie Brooks, powerhouse Liverpool player Smith makes the most of a day off and brings his considerable musical wit, wisdom and skill back to Zeffirelli’s. Renowned for bringing the house down with the energy and warmth of his performances, expect no less tonight.

Cost: Free Event

Dale Storr

date calender icon Friday 18th January

'If there is a better New Orleans-style pianist in the UK than the outrageously talented Dale Storr, please point me in his or her direction because he or she must be very, very special'
- Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain

'A Tour-de-force of Rockin' New Orleans Piano' - Blues Matters Magazine

'Dale is the best New Orleans player I've ever heard' - Richard Hawley

'I've seen Dr.John's shadow' - David Barard (bass player for Dr.John)

'Dale Storr's musical journey has taken him from his rural Lincolnshire upbringing to his own musical mecca, New Orleans. Dale's early musical interests were inspired by his parents' record collection of early rock'n'roll and country music. His interest grew deeper when he began playing the piano at the age of six cocking an ear to the piano-based music of Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. The slip-note piano of stylist Floyd Cramer was also another influence that had entered Dale's musical sub-consciousness. As a young boy, his emerging talent led to him winning numerous school and county music competitions as a solo instrumentalist. He also started performing live in local venues at the age of ten, playing organ. His ability eventually took him away from home to the city of Sheffield. Here he performed with a series of local bands most notably, Sheffield's own rock'n'blues legend, Frank White.

Cost: Free Event