Events at Zeffirellis


date calender icon Friday 26th July

Northern neo-soul duo Esk perform their debut album People In Their Simplicity at Zeffirelli's this July. Having grown up in Ambleside and the wider Lakes, this will be a special homecoming for the band. Their music video was shot on and around Loughrigg Fell, which has been an important place of influence for them and their music. Known for their ‘beautifully-crafted songs of deceptive simplicity’, emerging artists Evie Hill and Ben Lawrence combine the rural soundscapes in which they grew up with the jazz influences they discovered later in life. Heavily influenced by D’Angelo, Moonchild, and Bon Iver, audiences can expect a night of subtle vocals and beautiful keys playing.
Quote: "a refreshing debut album, with beautifully-crafted songs of deceptive simplicity. Esk captures the spirit of contrasts sitting side-by-side. It’s reassuring to hear such confident new music created by young creatives with a clear sense of purpose." Steve Mead, Artistic Director, manchester jazz festival

Cost: music - £4.00, music and meal - £23.50


date calender icon Saturday 27th July

Composed of guitarists Dan Bolam and Erin Stephens and double bassist Geoff Higginson, Caravanouche are the hottest of the Hot Clubs in the Lake District. Seasoned musicians in their own right, the trio share a love of acoustic instrumental jazz, particularly Gypsy Jazz, a style first popularized by the Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt in 1930s France. Bridging a diverse range of influences and styles - from Blues and Funk to Jazz and Classical - Caravanouche play traditional Gypsy Jazz with a contemporary edge.

Cost: music ticket - £4.00, music and meal deal - £23.50

Catherine Marcangelo Band with special Guest Roz Sluman

date calender icon Friday 2nd August

For 35 years vocalist Catherine Marcangelo has toured the globe with her jazz blues and Latin trio, Celeste, working on major cruise lines, followed by great success as a headline act.

Her love of jazz is celebrated tonight with a cocktail of Gillespie, Ellington, Ella, Jobim and much more.

She has toured the USA with Mac Frampton and the Hollywood hills orchestra, appeared with Jack Jones and last month was featured vocalist with the award-winning Fat Chops jazz orchestra in Birmingham.

This combo who have played Keswick jazz festival and major venues across the region are delighted to welcome you to their performance at Zeffirellis.

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket per person - £4.00

The Retrosettes

date calender icon Saturday 3rd August

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: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00

Simon Kempston

date calender icon Friday 9th August

Simon Kempston is ‘one of Scotland’s very best singer-songwriters’ (The Herald), a composer and leading acoustic fingerstyle guitarist based in Edinburgh. His beautifully crafted material showcase his distinctive, intricate fingerstyle guitar work, and his gently nuanced, compelling tenor vocals.

Simon has performed across the world in 35 countries and counting. Having toured for more than a decade internationally, he has countless experience of major festivals, television and radio appearances whilst his acclaimed life performances are intense, impassioned and unmissable.

Cost: Music Deal - £23.50, Ticket Only - £4.00