Category Archives: Music at the Edge

Sunday 16th September – Music at The Edge: Simon Deeley and the Blue Haze Quartet

7.30pm £10/£6 in advance or on the door

After snow postponed the original event, Simon Deeley’s ‘Blue Haze Quartet’ play music from their latest album ‘ From the Blue Hills’ at St Mary’s Church, Hay on Wye on Thursday 14th June at a rescheduled event.

Recently reviewed by the eminent ‘The Jazz Man’ he said…’Deeley’s love of Latin and Brazilian sounds is matched by his fondness for soul and funk, with both elements combining on the languid grooves of “Soul of the West” (from the second album) with Skilton on alto and Deeley at the piano featuring as soloists.  Also from the new record “Indigo Tango” introduced a new musical style, an authentically seductive tango featuring Skilton’s sultry tenor sax, Deeley’s sparse piano and Russell’s subtle, mallet led drum accompaniment.’ Part of a review by ‘The Jazz Man’ at an event at The Muse, in Brecon recently.

The group’s latest album – From the Blue Hills – consists of eleven original compositions by pianist and leader Simon Deeley. All the compositions are written in Simon’s signature style being a mix of Latin-jazz and fusion-jazz. Infectious, colourful Samba’s and Bossa Nova’s sit alongside cool-grooving jazz-fusion numbers and gentle evocative ballads. And adding a further dimension to this mix are the touches of classical genre and film music elements.

The music is brought to life by the strong, incisive and harmonically vivid keyboard playing of Simon Deeley and by the driving, powerful and skilled inter-action of Charlie Russell on drums and Ian Cooper on bass, with, over-arching all, and of course putting her always clever and individual twist on the music, the virtuoso, powerhouse Martha Skilton on saxophone.

For tickets and more information you can visit their Facebook page ‘@BlueHazeQuartet’ or call Simon Deeley on 07789 470780.


Simon Deeley

Thursday 20th September- The Australian Ballet: The Merry Widow

7pm £12/£10

Irresistibly frothy and lavishly theatrical, The Merry Widow has enough tangled affairs, narrow misses and jealous lovers to fuel a French farce. Based on the beloved operetta, this lively tale is set in the ballrooms and salons of Belle Époque Paris and is dressed magnificently in velvets, silks, spangles and feathers. Created especially for The Australian Ballet, The Merry Widow is a laugh-along favourite with hum-along melodies and its heart on its sleeve.




Friday 12th October – Cliff Richard Live: 60th Anniversary Tour

8pm £12/£10

Britain’s Ultimate Pop Star, Cliff Richard is celebrating 60 years in the music industry and he wants to invite you to the most fabulous big screen party of the year! His incredible energy and passion on stage will sweep you off your feet and be sure to have you swaying in the aisles.




Friday 19th October – Music at The Edge: Hickman and Cassidy

7.30pm £10.50

See Hickman and Cassidy as part of their UK tour

A transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain.

Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassidy’s ingenious and virtuosic fiddling.

Their sound flows from the connection between British and American folk and is bursting with all the humour, heartbreak and excitement of these genres.

The lively English wit of Hickman is set against Cassidy’s bone-dry irony and American drawl as they take audiences on a dynamic and unforgettable transatlantic journey.


Hickman Cassidy

Saturday 20th October – Music at The Edge: Anniversary Concert Much Wenlock Male Voice Choir with renowned guests Rhos Male Voice Choir

7.30pm £10

A special opportunity to hear the world famous Rhos Male Voice Choir from North Wales sing, supported by MWMV Choir. This concert marks 50 years since Rhos inspired the men of Much Wenlock to form a choir of their own!

Book tickets early to avoid disappointment from Penny Farthing in the Square or on 01952 929760