Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are over for some festivals and club shows22-05-2018
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra are a few years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying folk and traditional music at Newcastle University and now sees them playing clubs and dancehalls and festivals the breadth of the British Isles, into mainland Europe and even India. Based on Tyneside but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences, from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Cab Calloway, yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in, western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else, as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.
These Geordie's are crossing the canal this year three times, first in May for some German and Swiss gigs than in June to play Zeeland Jazz and Oerol Festival and than later in October to do a handful of club gigs in The Netherlands:
24 May: Dordrecht (NL) - Melkbus
25 May: Crailsheim (DE) - 7180 Bar
26 May: Russikon (CH) - The Heritage Stomp Vol. 2
17 June: Middelburg (NL) - Zeeland Jazz
18 June: Terschelling (NL) - Oerol
11 Oct: Haarlem (NL) - Patronaat
12 Oct: Den Haag (NL) - Zwarte Ruiter
13 Oct: Oost Souburg (NL) - Razzmatazz
14 Oct: Asten (NL) - Het Spektakel