our 2018-19 events were held at Royal Torbay Yacht Club. 2020-21 saw a hiatus and a re-focussing on what's important - accessible, quality music in a good acoustic!
Our 2022 events so far have been at Torquay Rugby Club and Hamilton's Club in Babbacombe:
Olly Syrus Quartet 12 April @ TARFC
Pete Canter 3rd May @ TARFC
Annika Skoogh 7th June @ TARFC
Jesse Molins 24th June @ hamilton's
Terry Quinney 21st July @ Hamilton's
Louise Parker & Lateral
Flow 26th August @ Hamilton's
Martin Dale 30th Sept @ Hamilton's
Gareth Lockrane 28th Oct @ TARFC
In June, fresh from a tour incorporating Ronnie Scott's, we had Jesse Molins's guitar in duo with Tom Ball on piano.
In July, award winning Canadian saxophonist Terry Quinney joined us with his quartet.
And in August soulful vocalist Louise Parker sang with Kent-based, horn-heavy Quintet Lateral Flow.
30th September saw sax supremo Martin Dale head on over from his Plymouth base to show us how it's done.
And 28th October brought London-based superstar flautist, Gareth Lockrane, to Torquay for the very first time - hot off the TV and this year's Aretha Franklin prom concert! Gareth blew our socks off and was immediately rebooked for 2023.
He is a multi-award winning composer and band leader (like the Mobo award for best album) and his incredible facility on all the flutes has to be seen to be believed.
18th November: maestro Andy Panayi, professor of jazz, saxophones and flute.
December brought us the lovely Annika Skoogh with some Chrustams songs mixed in.
January saw a debut for Marvin Muoneke and With respect to Nat and their Nat King Cole homage - they went down a storm and will be back.
February was the turn of Derek Nash with the Martin Dale quartet for our best ever attneded gig -and last ever at Hamilton's sadly!
March sees us return to the rugby club with Sam Massey, Jesse Molins and Coach York for some trumpet / organ based groove and April will be the debut at Gresham Court's luscious Art Deco bar with cocktails on special.
For future shows, please book online
...or take your chances on the door.
WE aim to HAVE A FINE DINING EXPERIENCE ON OFFER TO ENJOY THE FULL EXPERIENCE but this is on hold while we negotiate with venues!
Gresham Court Hotel
519-521 Babbacombe Rd,
Torquay TQ1 1HG
Doors From 6.30pm
Music From 7.30
Classic and modern Jazz & Latin tunes with a smattering of classy Christmas classics.
at Hamilton's Club,
63 Babbacombe Downs Road,
Neil Maya's Jazz Funk Emporium
For those wishing to celebrate the end of year in style, and one day early.
Reliving all the classic Jazz-Funk tunes from 70s, 80s, 90s and the look to go with it. Brecker, JTQ, Herbie, Benson...
at Hamilton's Club, 63 Babbacombe Downs Road,, TQ1 3LP
Guitar / piano / bass
reviving the format of Nat King Cole's original trio
playing tunes by Nat Cole, Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles and Bill Withers among others.
at Hamilton's Club, 63 Babbacombe Downs Road, TQ1 3LP
Derek Nash and Martin Dale quintet
Saxophone battle between local boy Martin Dale and his great mate derek Nash, leader of bands like Sax Appeal, the Jools Holland orchestra and the Ronnie Scott Blues Explosion.
at Hamilton's Club,
63 Babbacombe Downs Road,
It's All About The Music
Liquid Spirit is all about the music, and at each event we will be presenting top musical talent from the South West and beyond.
For our 15TH February 2019 Event with Great Pleasure we Welcomed
an AMAZING Jazz Funk Collective led by TALENTED Saxophonist Neil Maya, also featuring Jesse Molins on guitar
Neil relocated to Totnes over a decade ago and, since then, has forged a reputation as a fearsome improviser and a bandleader whom other musicians love to follow.
A regular at the Teignmouth Jazz Festival, and at all the jazz clubs in the South West, he has earned a loyal following through his consistent dedication and ability to entertain an audience.
Neil is an innovator and, alongside his original compositions, has sculpted his quartet into a credible tribute to Dave Brubeck's band, and latterly to celebrate a key year in jazz, the 1959 project.
For Friday night at Liquid Spirit, Neil and long time collaborator Jesse Molins have put together a jazz funk set sure to delight and get the feet moving!
Neil is in demand all over the South West as a saxophonist, band leader and composer. He conceived the Dave Brubeck project and the 1959 project, and runs a pop function band, Solar.
Saturday 19th January - Annika Skoogh
Friday 15th February - Neil Maya and Jesse Mollins
2020-21 - furloughed!
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