What a great way to start the build up to the Bank Holiday Weekend…
Ben Donnelly is a saxophonist, and composer/arranger who regularly performs with and writes for jazz, pop and rock bands of all shapes and sizes in and around London, and is about to release a second album with his band Platonic Curry following the 2014 release “Don’t Buy The Sun”.
The new album: “Complex Numbers“; due to be released for summer 2017, is another set of original jazz-funk songs, this time featuring a host of guest vocalists and reflecting many of his various musical influences, including disco, reggae, samba and irish traditional music, incorporating each into his own unique brand of jazz funk.
Ahead of the album release, Ben is delighted to be performing in Ealing once again (having spent his childhood only down the road in Northfields). He will be performing the new material from this album as a set of solo instrumentals on saxophones. Ben’s writing style always aims to present fresh sounding original music that is still accessible to all, keeping a delicate balance of music that is both novel and ‘relatable’, aiming to reach any audience no matter how often they listen to jazz.
Vix is preparing a set menu so that we can make the most of both food and music:
Breast of Chicken marinade and cooked in the Orchard Cafe Sauce (aka Vix’s sauce!) Served on a bed of crushed Jersey Royals with a green leaf salad.
Mushroom Fricassee served on a bed of crushed Jersey Royals with a green leaf salad.
We’ve snacks and desserts too, so if you just want to come for the music that’s fine we’ve got snacks and delicious homemade desserts.
How to find us:
The cafe is part of the Green Man Lane regeneration development on Singapore Road in West Ealing. We are the opposite end of the road to the Ealing Magistrates Court opposite the mosque. There is a small surface car park and on road parking along Singapore Road which is free after 6.30pm. If you’re driving it might be better to put Eccleston Road in your sat nav – Singapore Road is off it.
If you use public transport: the nearest train station is West Ealing; the nearest underground station is Northfields on the Piccadilly line: buses 83, 207, 427 and Express 607 – bus stop is West Ealing Broadway and E3, E8 – bus stop is Melbourne Avenue. Walk up Brownlow Road between Stacks and Joggers shoe shop to the café
Bookings are closed for this event.