Kel Elliott
Kel Elliott

There’s top quality jazz at the Imperial Rooms in Matlock this weekend when the Kel Elliott Band returns to the area.

After their sell out gig in Crich last February, Live & Local is delighted to welcome the band back on a mini tour of Derbyshire in the next few months, beginning at The Imperial Rooms on Saturday, February 22, finishing in Wormhill Village Hall, near Tideswell, on May 17.

Kel Elliott is a singing double bass player fronting an impressively energetic and dynamic jazz/blues band.

Kel has what can only be described as distinctly rich and powerful vocals (think Alison Moyet’s voice bathed in chocolate!).

She’s backed by a tight band of piano, percussion and rhythm guitar, and together they perform fresh self-penned songs with catchy melodies and infectious grooves, as well as quirky versions of well-known hits.

As well as great music, Kel interacts well with her audience so you are in for a thoroughly entertaining evening, in every sense.

The Live & Local rural touring scheme works with voluntary groups from across Derbyshire, helping them choose professional performances including music of all genres, theatre, storytelling, childrens shows and much more.

These shows take place in the heart of the community at town/village halls, churchs and community centres.

Tickets for the Imperial Rooms gig, which is being promoted by Matlock Live, are £8 (adult) £6 (under 18) and can be bought at Spark, Firs Parade, Matlock, or by ringing 07447 718366.

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