Interplay back in the land of the gigging!

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

Interplay on stageIt’s almost four months since Interplay last played to a real live audience! Sign of the times I guess, with gigs becoming noticeably scarcer all around. So it is with real pleasure as well as a certain amount of relief that we announce our first appearance of 2012, next Wednesday March 14th in Leamington Spa for Leam Jazz.

Besides affording us the pleasure of playing for its own sake I take a special pride in this particular gig as indirectly I can claim some responsibility for Leam Jazz getting started.  The moving spirits, Stewart Duthie and John Hodgetts, originally met as members of my Jazz Workshop in 2008.

Since then they have arranged vacation sessions for workshop participants, organised public jam sessions and, ably assisted by audio wiz Rob Sargent, presented some exciting and enjoyable jazz gigs over the last two years.  Interplay was actually the first band Leam Jazz put on, back in May 2010, and it’s a true credit to them and their supporters that they are still at it two years later.

So come along to Leamington Rugby Club, Kenilworth Road Leamington CV32 6RG on Wednesday 14th March.  Tickets are only £6 and there is excellent beer to be found at club prices.



  1. Really excellent night on Wednesday at Leam Jazz. Great crowd, including lots of people who hadn’t heard us before, and their positive response was all the more gratifying.

    Respect to Rob Sargent for excellent sound – it makes such a difference a) not to have to do it all ourselves and b) when we can all really hear everything properly!

    Had a couple of lovely emails afterwards:

    “Good gig Adrian ~ Interplay have improved a lot since I last heard the band, and I like your compositions, nice variations in rhythm, tempo, dynamics etc. I particularly like Neil on keyboard, very inventive. Lovely evening ~ and fabulous birthday cake from Lynn too ~ what more could one ask for??!!” ST, Leamington

    “….fans of Interplay are in despair over the long wait until the next gig! Great jazz night, Adrian, you guys were on top form” AJ, Coventry

  2. And another comment!

    ‘We had to leave early but did want to say how much we enjoyed the gig on Wednesday. As the MC said you guys were really tight and creative. Lovely stuff!’ FB, Leamington

    Thanks guys! We had a ball!

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