burtonbradstock /  London UK Heritage band

burtonbradstock

London UK Heritage band
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"a Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention's folk-rock classic 'Liege and lief'" - Jazzwise

Latest Win:

New Video on May 26, 2015.  

"a Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention's folk-rock classic 'Liege and lief'" - Jazzwise

Latest Win:

New Video on May 26, 2015.  

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Videos

Album launch @ Pizza Express Jazz Club London

This is the album launch of Burton Bradstock's new album "All Upon a Lovely Summer's Day" released Oct 2012 F-IRE label Featuring: Jimmy Cannon vocal, Dorian...

RFH gig and Interview

A short film and interview with me and Dorian, before and after the gig at the Royal Festival Hall foyer in June 2012. Graeme who recorded the gig, put toget...

The Pheasantry Chelsea

The wonderful track by Pentangle 'Train Song' arranged by yours truly

  • Dorian and Jimmy
  • Nia recording guitar on Mermaid
  • Dorian and Jimmy
  • By the River in Camden
  • Regents Park
  • In Cecil Sharp House
  • Winter Warmer gig

Albums

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Jocks and Nerds article pdf 2.32Mb
Peter Slavid Review 'London Jazz' pdf 598.11Kb
Jazzwise review pdf 1.20Mb

About

Bio

Burton Bradstock is the stylistic alter ego of multi-instrumental musicians and composers Jimmy Cannon and Dorian Ford.
Burton Bradstock re-imagines, re-vitalises and seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song. Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity.


Burton Bradstock seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song. Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity. Our aim is to develop further our extensive links with the traditional and pop communities without any kind of alienation or diluting of references. Our key texts are the collected settings of traditional songs by Benjamin Britten, the oral history of jazz and oral and written sources of traditional songs from the The Vaughan Williams Memorial collection. We aim to provide a clear, solid and simple platform based on universal principles of musicality such as rhythm, pulse, pitch and story telling where we can reach out and collaborate with members of the multicultural and, most importantly, amateur music communities. We hope through this diverse participation (from jams to sing-a-longs to impromptu performances in cafes, pubs and homes) to initiate a re-thinking of how popular music exists and functions in contemporary society, and how stronger ties with traditional, classical, jazz and devotional music communities and techniques can enrich and improve of what music is and what it is for.

Jimmy Cannon, Singer
Obtaining a post-graduate diploma in Jazz Performance and Composition from Trinity College of Music and awarded the Archers Scholarship, Jimmy is also an accomplished saxophonist and drummer who has toured and performed with Sir Tom Jones, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Commitments and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.

Dorian Ford, Piano
Twice winner of Chick Corea Jazz Masters Award
Berklee alumnus
WAC alumnus
His trio ‘The Bill Game’ is featured regularly on Jazz FM, and recently played to a packed Ronnie Scott's. He also MDs, writes and plays with British Jazz and Blues legend, Carol Grimes.

Members

Ben Bastin
Bass player
Dorian Ford
Pianist
Nia Lynn
Singer

Wins   Key

May 26, 2015 New Video

Calling the shots will be recording a new video for the latest single "The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath"

New single
Feb 10, 2015 New single
Sean Hargreaves is producing a new version of our album track "The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath" Source
Feb 07, 2013 Jazzwise review Feb 2013
"a Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention's folk-rock classic 'Liege and lief'"
Nov 18, 2012 Rich Rainlore
http://www.rainloresworldofmusic.net/Reviews/Revws_A-D/Bradstock_Burton-AllUponALovelySummersDayLaunch-PizzaSoho20121030.html
Nov 02, 2012 London Jazz
http://londonjazz.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=burton+bradstock
Oct 03, 2012 The Londonist
http://londonist.com/2012/10/folk-music-london-exploring-a-thriving-scene.php
Aug 14, 2012 “Stylistic vocalist with good in-person delivery” —Jack Massarik, Evening Standard
Jun 08, 2012 "Really impressed – great voice and rich intense arrangements, thanks!!" Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall
May 13, 2012 "A contemporary jazz/folk project of real note." Keith Ames ‘The Musician’
May 02, 2012 “A uniquely British take on jazz.” Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution

Contact

Singer Manager
Jimmy Cannon
07970412147
79e Cholmeley Cresc
London N65EX

Calendar

Date Event Title Location Type More Info
Oct 30, 2012 Album Launch ,   Details
Dec 01, 2012 Burton Bradstock @ The Forge Camden ,   Details
Feb 28, 2013 Songwriters night ,   Details
Mar 01, 2013 The English Song Collective ,   Details
Mar 07, 2013 Folk Rising ,   Details
Mar 21, 2013 Bolygo Music Showcase ,   Details
Jul 14, 2013 Jumoke Fashola - 'Jazz Verse Jukebox' ,   Details
There are no upcoming events scheduled.