New start for St Boswells Live

Alex Yellowlees will be at St Boswells Live
Alex Yellowlees will be at St Boswells Live

A new year, a new St Boswells Live!

The club is now running every other month, switching to Saturdays to make it easier for people to come along and enjoy the music planned for 2013.

The first show of the year sees jazz make an appearance with one of Scotland’s finest exponents, Alex Yellowlees.

Scotland’s premier jazz violinist he has entertained audiences throughout Europe with his original realisation of the Hot Club style.

Alex has sculpted his own musical voice over a lifetime of performance and recordings, drawing from his extensive experience of Celtic, blues and jazz genres.

On Saturday, February 23, Alex will be joined by the rest of his quartet – virtuoso guitarist Mike Nisbet, composer and contemporary guitarist Ged Brockie, and multi-credited bass player Kenny Ellis.

Keith Farnish of St Boswells Live! said: “We have no doubt you will be stunned by their musicianship and sheer good-times performance of a vast range of jazz and popular standards and original compositions.”

Supporting the band will be all sorts of guests, ranging from the local rising talents of the Earlston High School jazz band, Borders saxophone virtuoso Mike Haywood, and even a few old-stompers from the St Boswells Live! team.

Doors open at 7.30pm, with the music starting at 8pm, and it is bring your own drink, with the club offering the nibbles. If you play a bit of jazz and would like to go on stage, then contact Keith on 01835 822692.

Tickets are priced £8, with concessions for under-16s (£4) and families of up to two adults and three under-16s (£20). You can buy them from St Boswells Post Office, on the door or at www.stboswellslive.com.