Events at Zeffirellis


date calender icon Saturday 24th March

A fine quartet led by guitarist Sam Dunn featuring organ, saxophone and drums. Dunn’s playing is informed by the history of his instrument, and displays his mastery of the harmonic and melodic languages of contemporary jazz, qualities abundantly evident in the band as a whole.

Cost: Free

The Retrosettes - Duo

date calender icon Friday 30th March

After getting back from their European tour promoting the release of their first album in Germany, The Retrosettes will appear at Zeffirellis as a stripped back duo.  Lead singers Helen and Paul Bytheway (also a married couple) are the driving force behind the vintage themed band, and they will appear playing piano and guitar with 2 lead vocals.

The couple will take you through their influences from 50s rock n roll, to 60s pop, right through soul, country and disco.  Their acoustic versions of popular songs from the last 60 years show off some of the best songwriters of all time from Bowie, to Bob Dylan, the Animal, The Beatles and everything in between.

Cost: Free

Neil C Young Trio

date calender icon Saturday 31st March

A welcome return for the Grammy-longlisted guitarist, accompanied by bassist Sam Dale and drummer Ian Bell, presenting a varied repertoire showcasing both his consummate skill and tracks from his latest album.

Cost: Free

Howard Haigh

date calender icon Friday 6th April

Expect music from around the world - Spain, France, Morocco, Puerto Rico, UK, USA, & the outer limits of the musical universe!

Playing entirely solo or with various effects, this is not your standard Spanish Guitar performance. Powerful, dynamic, uplifting, and thoroughly compelling.

As composer/performer Haigh has appeared at the Barbican & Queen Elizabeth Halls, Saddlers Wells Theatre performing before HM The Queen, danced on German TV with Gloria Gaynor, played body music on Blue Peter, junk percussion with Alan Titchmarch on BBC1, appeared in Paramounts "Asylum" directed by Edgar Wright (of Hot Fuzz/Spaced fame), & performed at festivals, village halls, ships, folk clubs, nightclubs, art centres, theatres, pubs & cathedrals.

Cost: free

Tom Vernon Quartet

date calender icon Saturday 7th April

Often here as a sideman, tasteful Blackpool guitarist Tom Vernon returns as a leader with a fine band showcasing vocalist Ailsa Nicholson and featuring the great North-West rhythm section of bassist Gary Culshaw and drummer Jonathan Hartley.

Cost: Free