Preview: The Nightingale Room Tuesday 13th October 2015

Tuesday 13th October

Anita Wardell

 8:30pm (door 8pm)

Tickets: £8 go to thenightingaleroom.co.uk/whats-on

 

Vocalist Anita Wardell with Terry Seabrook, piano; Nigel Thomas, bass; Milo Fell (drums) 

Anita's singing is exciting and breathtaking. She is noted for her mesmerizing and captivating vocal improvisations and vocalese lyrics to instrumental solos. Anita is a musician who uses the voice as her instrument, displaying precision and agility, mixed with heartfelt emotion. Singer Norma Winstone praised her “unexpected vulnerability, which makes her reading of the ballads both beautiful and touching. Her honesty shines in this well-chosen collection of songs.” Bebop pioneer, Mark Murphy, proclaimed Anita, "a gift from Australia", adding “What hits me, is how expressive her ballad singing is. Then she has the courage to scat a ballad or two, not unlike a young lady disciple of the Ben Webster school.” 

 

The Nightingale Room is located on the first floor of the Grand Central pub, right across the road from Brighton station at the bottom of Surrey Street. So close to the town’s main transport hub, it’s an easy place to reach from all directions. It is a recent brand new redevelopment of the old Nightingale Theatre and promises to be great new venue for Brighton audiences. It has been very stylishly decorated with comfortable seating and a great menu to choose form if you want to eat. (Address 29-30 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PA)