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Local & Live Sessions - November

Sat 25 Nov 

Trinity Theatre

Trinity Theatre
Church Road
Tunbridge Wells

Local & Live Sessions - November Click to enlarge


Harry Whitty Quartet | The Diarys | David Midgen & The Twisted Roots


8pm - Harry Whitty Quartet

Harry Whitty is a 16 year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He grew up learning the piano and singing, then picked up the trombone at age 9. He started listening to jazz at around age 13 and, after hearing multi-instrumentalists like James Morrison and Jacob Collier, was inspired to learn as many instruments as possible and picked up drums, electric bass, trumpet and euphonium.

His songwriting is inspired by many songwriters such as Oli Rockberger, Theo Katzman, Jamie Cullum and Stevie Wonder, as well as songwriters such as Cole Porter.His debut EP entitled ‘Trying My Best’ features 5 of Harry’s original songs on a variety of topics, with some less serious than others. They are a mix of funk, pop and jazz. On the EP, Harry plays all the instruments as well as performing all the vocals. Physical copies are for sale at most gigs.



9pm - The Diarys

The Diarys are a local four-piece band playing an evocative blend of upbeat summertime songs that are bound to make you move and groove.

They are Local and Live regulars, having been involved since the beginning and they were early headliners.

The band has been fortunate enough to support some big name acts including Ocean Colour Scene, Passenger and Chris Difford of Squeeze. They have also played a number of festivals including Secret Garden Party and the Blue Bus Tour.

Their full-length album If Walls Could Talk and their two EPs London Boy and Heart Mind & Soul are available on iTunes & Spotify.




10pm - David Midgen & The Twisted Roots

Sidestepping the customary blues-clichés, David Migden & The Twisted Roots – their name accurately reflecting the melting pot genre – perform unique material in a genre-busting crossover of blues, rock and American roots music. His range and tone astonishing; David Migden is regarded as one of the best male vocalists of contemporary Blues music!

David Migden was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, moving to the UK as a teenager. After playing and touring around Europe, initially in the Lee Sankey Group with Matt Schofield and Ian Siegal, he then teamed up with (the then) Dirty Words, releasing “Second Hand Tattoo,” their debut album, to an excellent response from critics and fans alike. David Migden and his band, by now renamed Twisted Roots released their follow-up album “Killing It” in 2012, once again receiving lustrous reviews in the relevant media and radio play across the globe.

David Migden & The Twisted Roots won the prestigious New Brunswick “Battle of the Blues” competition and appeared at the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival in Canada in Sept 2013,. They were nominated in the British Blues Awards for best original song (“Shel”), and twice in a row, 2013 and 2014, in the category best singer. The band also won both Best Band and Best Newcomer in the “Blues Matters“ writers’ poll of 2013. As a result they were chosen to represent the UK at European Blues Challenge 2104 in Riga, Latvia in April 2014, where they won third place. In Riga they were noticed by Alfie Falckenbach of Blues Boulevard Records, and in the following months an agreement was reached for worldwide release of their third album of self-penned songs: “Animal And Man.”

The band’s reputation has been growing with radio play across the UK, Europe and the US.

‘Animal & Man’, recorded at Rimshot studios in Kent, has the sound and songs the band have always wanted.

 The members of The Twisted Roots have each individually played with a host of internationally renowned artists including Robert Plant, James Brown, Matt Berry and Corinne Bailey Rae, and have gained a reputation for playing exhilarating shows.





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