17 May 2013 - NICOLA FARNON TRIO
"Wiltshire born and now Sheffield resident, Nicola has a remarkable musical pedigree, both parents being professional classical musicians and her great uncle no less than the late Robert Farnon - arranger to both Sinatra and Bennett. After an early start on piano and cello, she followed her dad's love of the 'standards' into jazz via the double bass and an enchanting voice which was developed during her Performing Arts studies at Middlesex University.
With Nicola's (double bass and vocals) trio you get a lot of musical talent for such a small band with Piero Tucci - 'a jazzer's dream, as unpretentiously skilful on keys as he is on sax plus Phil Johnson with his intense and propulsive drumming , these three musicians combine to give a performance that will startle you with it's genuine love of music and melody. They all aim to enjoy themselves fully, to entertain joyfully - and to swing yer socks off!" - Wiltshire Jazz
As Nicola herself puts it "We will really be swinging because we like to enjoy ourselves and we want the audience to enjoy themselves. I hope lots of people will get up dancing to our music because that’s what we do it for."