Bella Groove is back at the Hippo Co this Wednesday with some more infectious tunes and rhythms!
I’m excited to be performing with another great line-up of young musos!
There’ll be fabulous Victor Rufus on guitar a.k.a. VRR (Victor Rufus Reverberation), solid bass player Scott Temby (electric and stand-up bass), talented Clare Fitzgerald (keys), Mark Levers, rhythm machine (on drums) and dynamic percussionist Sinuhe Pacheco.
Expect a new kind of beat that’ll get your feet tappin’ and your body groovin’! With some jazz funk, a few standards & some beatnik jazz including some original material by Elise and bass player Scott!
It was a fun gig at Molly Bar for New Years Eve 2014. Every one dressed up in true 1920’s style for the Gatsby themed evening.
The Bella Groove line-up for this amazing evening included; the talented Sally Greenaway (on keyboard) and John Burgess (on bass) and solid drummer Derrick “Noddy” Brassington. Peter Levans also joined us on a few tunes playing some cool muted trumpet.
The mood of the evening was hard to beat! The crowd sang along and danced to old jazz standards such as: Sing Sing Sing and It Don’t Mean A Thing.
The staff at Molly Bar were friendly and made everybody feel special! Those cocktails were something to write home about too!
Below are a few photos from our End of Year Student Concert. Everyone did a tremendous job performing. The concert was a success. We’ll definitely be holding more student concerts in 2015!
I was proud to present a concert for my students with my friend and colleague Juanita Cucinotta of Queen Juanita Music on the 6 December 2014.
It was a fabulous opportunity for students of all ages to get up and perform in front of family and friends. Some students had already experienced performing in public whilst others had stepped out for the first time!
Regardless of experience, there was a good deal of stage fright on the day. So there was plenty of mutual hugging and supportive comments backstage!