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The Annual Barrow Gurney Village Hall charity bash is back on Saturday 6th February 2010 at Barrow Gurney Village Hall.

Wanted Men, Ruth Hammond Trio and Frances Butt

In aid of the Meningitis Research Foundation, The "Wanted Men" together with special guest artists the Ruth Hammond Trio and Frances Butt will be performing .

Here’s the deal – you get a meal, a couple of drinks, a concert and a dance; and all for £12.
There’s also a raffle with great prizes donated by local businesses.
Where else are you going to get a deal like that? Please come and join us.
The Hall only takes around 100 people, so the tickets go to the first people who splash their cash.
For tickets contact
Please come and join us for rock, jazz and bossa nova in a great cause.

You can also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes you REALLY want! Including the opportunity to win a BMW Z4 for a weekend courtesy of Dick Lovett (Bristol) Ltd

Venue: Barrow Gurney Village Hall (10 miles southwest of Bristol)
Time: Doors open 7 pm to 11:30pm
Prices: Tickets £12 or more if you like!
(Under 18s and over 70s £5)

Getting Here:
Barrow Gurney Village Hall is on the B3130, 10 miles southwest of Bristol, midway between the A38 and A370, next door to The Princes Motto.

Postcode: BS48 3RY

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The Performers

Ruth Hammond Trio (
Already an accomplished saxophonist and organ player, Ruth’s warm and engaging vocals add depth and charm whether she is making her mark on a standard from the classic jazz repertoire or singing contemporary songs.
Ruth and Scott both studied at Leeds College of Music, where they gained a B.A. in Jazz studies. After leaving college, Ruth was placed second in the national competition "Young Jazz Player of the Year 1998" and played a week long residency at Ronnie Scott's in London. She has been a member of The National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) and has appeared on the BBC's "Later - with Jools Holland" and on Radio 4's "Woman's Hour" as a representative of up and  coming female musicians.
Scott, the trio's drummer, has worked with many fine jazz musicians including Alan Barnes, Bobby Wellins, Herb Geller, Dave 0'Higgins, Ian Ballamy and Trudy Kerr. The third member of the trio is double bassist Valere Speranza who recently moved from his native France to England. He has studied with Enrico Fazio, one of Italy's finest jazz bassists.

Frances Butt (
Frances is the youngest of ten children with a Dutch father and German mother. She grew up in Wolverhampton and in her teens played keyboards & sang backing vocals with a punk band, borrowing keyboards from reggae band Weapon of Peace with whom she also jammed.
Not pursuing a career as a classical musician, Frances studied English & Drama at London University. Settling in Bristol Frances started writing music again, first for corporates, then for TV. Ten years of soundtracks, mostly for wildlife films, followed, one of which resulted in the jazz suite Calls Of The Wild. After writing her first song (Sometimes) in 1999, Frances collaborated with Jimmy Galvin and the Pindrop Band before releasing her selfpenned first album I Wonder in 2005 and her most recent and highly acclaimed bossa nova album The Girl from Wolverhampton.

Wanted Men
Peter Derbyshire (lead guitar), Anthony Feiler (sax and harmonica) and David Pendleton (guitar and vocals) are regulars at the annual charity gig at Barrow Gurney Village Hall. In their day jobs they all have something to do with Psychology and Consultancy but they are also united by their love of playing music. Pete regularly plays in a blues trio (The Shark Dentists) and has played in many other local bands. Anthony and David tend to save themselves for this event in the belief that there are three great concert venues: Carnegie Hall, The Royal Albert Hall and Barrow Gurney Village Hall.