Bancroft & Lyne – Saturday 3rd June

Following another brilliant, toe-tapping night from the fabulous Tenement Jazz Band, it’s time again to change the mood a little – you know how we like to ring the changes every month so you don’t get bored…

And we’re delighted to welcome Edinburgh based duo Bancroft & Lyne for their Linlithgow Jazz debut. With Sophie Bancroft on vocals and guitar and Tom Lyne on double bass, this will be an intimate, laid back evening of jazz standards with a few of Sophie’s excellent self-penned songs. Perfect music to relax to with a glass of wine – video evidence below…

Sophie Bancroft heralds from one of Britain’s top jazz families. Enjoying a career as a jazz vocalist over the last three decades she has also received much acclaim as a songwriter and composer, with her work being used in major US TV shows such as ‘Six Feet Under’ and her songs recorded and performed by award-winning jazz luminaries such as US pianist Louis Durra and UK vocalist Liane Carroll to name but a few.

Tom Lyne originally from Edmonton, Canada, moved to Europe after graduating from McGill University with distinction on jazz bass. Aside from working with Sophie he is the bassist in the Dave Milligan Trio, The Unusual Suspects, and his own group The Band Lyne. Previous work includes with Martha Reeves and The Vandelas, Tommy Banks, Charlie Hunter, Mairi Campbell, Kevin MacKenzie, Chic Lyall, Karine Polwart and Brian Kellock.

Tickets are on sale in person only at Far From The Madding Crowd, 20 High Street, Linlithgow, and online at Eventbrite.

As always, the fun takes place in the Queen Margaret Hall and starts at 7:30pm (doors open at 7) and – for any newcomers – remember that we don’t have a bar so it’s BYOB – please feel free to bring your own drinks (and glasses) and nibbles.

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