Thursday 24th June
Cream Teas and Acoustic Ballads
CREAM TEAS & ACOUSTIC BALLADS
Laughton Village Shop
CHILDREN 11 & UNDER HALF PRICE
PERFORMANCE 3PM - 5.30PM
Cream teas in the garden with beautiful music from Brazil and beyond performed by Ela Southgate and Matt Wall.
Ela’s childhood was filled with beautiful music with an accomplished jazz pianist father. She loved the melancholy and rich chord sequences of jazz from the off. She studied music to degree level and then made her career as a jazz singer, taking inspiration from the greats such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, and Brazilian velvet voiced singers such as Joao Gilberto and Elis Regina.
Matt is self taught and plays a 7 string guitar, which has an extra bass string giving a lovely full rich sound. They met years ago on the Brighton jazz scene and discovered they have a shared love of classic jazz and bossanova standards, but also really love unearthing rare gems.
At Laughton festival they are going to be playing from their Brazilian repertoire.
"Always beautifully mellow, always authentic, yet they'll get you tapping along and bring a smile to your face".