Holly Rose Thomas
Michael de Podesta
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TwickFolk - The Cabbage Patch Pub, 67 London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3SZ
26th March 2023
Open Water are an acoustic trio based in the South East of England, their music is rooted in the British Folk Tradition with influences of Celtic and American Bluegrass.
Joanne Doolan’s unique vocals emanate from her Welsh musical roots. An award winning vocalist, she started to perform as a jazz vocalist whilst training as an actress at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then Jo has developed her vocal style to embrace folk and country styles. Open Water features Joanne’s intriguing lyrical writing, much influenced by the Romantic poets, Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf, Rumi and the lyrics of Joni Mitchell.
Guitars and other stringed instruments are played by Jeff Alexander and Richard Rozze. Also for this Twickfolk gig, the trio were joined by the doyen of jazz bass, Dave Whitford .
Jeff is an acoustic guitar specialist, particularly classical and flamenco styles. He has researched early music and plays the lute and related instruments, and has been heavily involved in folk and Latin styles. Jeff has recently been interested in developing his own guitar tunings to create haunting melodies and fascinating textures. An enthusiastic and much respected educator, Jeff has worked at Canterbury Christ Church University as guitar tutor and lecturer since 1979.
Richard’s influences stem from rock, blues and jazz traditions. He is a former Graduate of London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he studied a Masters in Jazz. He currently teaches guitar and Jazz styles at Canterbury Christ Church University and has been involved in teaching on the Mehr Clef Jazz Summer Schools.
Open Water were supported by floorspots from Paul Vile, Holly Rose Thomas and the Michael de Podesta.
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