Music Spoken Here presents Reed Bass
The Marr’s Bar, Worcester
Thursday 14th December, 8PM doors, 8:30 start
Worcester promoter Music Spoken Here is closing out their second year of exceptional live music at The Marr’s Bar, Worcester with a special gig in aid of Alzheimer’s Society on Thursday 14th December.
Since May 2022, Music Spoken Here have been showcasing the best in UK contemporary jazz, funk and fusion at The Marr’s Bar with monthly events. Focusing on exceptional musicianship, their program has included performances from contemporary acts including Rosie Frater-Taylor, Tom Ford, Laimu, Zeñel and Corrie Dick, solid fusion from Yolanda Charles’ Project PH, Resolution 88, Jingu Bang, Law of Three and Brazilian-flavoured vibes from Tristan Banks.
Determined to keep exceptional live music accessible to everyone while prices everywhere are going up, from September this year their program switched from ticketed events to ‘pay-what-you-can’ on the door. This move is already attracting more people to the gigs and the majority contribute the same or more than previous ticket prices, with the added benefit of 100% of their contribution going directly to support the events.
For their last show of 2023, Birmingham bassist Reed Bass returns to The Marr’s Bar with a headline show, having opened for Law of Three in July. Reed has performed and recorded with artists including Wiley, Soweto Kinch, Mis-Teeq, Lighthouse Family, Heatwave, Musical Youth and Omar to name a few. His five-piece band, including Sam Rogers (sax), Reuben Reynolds (guitar), Faisal Ahmed (keys) and Leon Small (drums) will be performing original jazz/fusion and 21st Century reworking of jazz, reggae and soul classics.
All on-the-door contributions for this event will be donated to Alzheimer’s Society, in remembrance of Music Spoken Here instigator Dave Fuller’s dad, who passed away the day after their last show of 2022, after several years of decline with this cruel disease. It will also be Reed’s birthday, so come down for the party and help him celebrate!
In the new year, Music Spoken Here will increase events at The Marr’s Bar from monthly to every other Thursday, starting Thursday 11th January with an incredible jazz-fusion super-group including piano/keys legend Jason Rebello (Sting, Jeff Beck), drummer Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson, Sheryl Crow, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Tal Wilkenfeld) and his twin brother, guitarist Paul Stacey (Black Crowes, Steven Wilson, KT Tunstall, Tori Amos). All events will remain ticketless – just turn up and pay what you can afford, cash or card, on the door.