Friday 15th July 2016: we welcomed the Remi Harris Project to the Hinckley ACT. Remi was recently named in The Culture Trip’s “10 Young British Jazz Musicians You Should Know”.
Harris’ is an eclectic, unique playing style that fuses jazz and gypsy swing with elements from rock, blues, hip hop and world music.
With special guest Vagabond Fires.
“Remi Harris first picked up the guitar at the tender age of seven and though he counts classic rock legends like Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin amongst his early influences, by age 20 he was hooked on jazz. Harris’ is an eclectic, unique playing style that fuses jazz and gypsy swing with elements from rock, blues, hip hop and world music and following the release of his debut album Ninick, he was described by British jazz legend Digby Fairweather as ‘securely in the front line of the world’s finest jazz guitarists’.
“Most recently, Harris has performed at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival as part of Jamie Cullum’s live BBC Radio 2 show and is currently planning a second album.”
The entrance fee for the evening was £10 for members and £11 for non-members.
The event started at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.