The Tim Whitehead Quartet at The Everyman Irving Studio Theatre, Regent Street Cheltenham, GL50 1HQ.

Welcome to 2020 and the year starts here! We are still here and have a great year in store for you starting with this fantastic quartet!

Tim Whitehead hails from Liverpool, his dad being one of the Beano writers of Dennis the Menace, so a bit of creativity there! Tim dabbled with music, decided to go into law and then back to his true love, music. He was one of the saxes in Loose Tubes amongst other things, having a very wide career, he honed his trade until he was a very widely respected player. The Birmingham Post saying : “Whitehead has a highly personal, always gorgeous sound on tenor and an infinite vocabulary – in a country of fine saxophonists he is one of the finest.” Sounds good!

Tim has a couple of bands on the go, this one has the amazing Jonathan Gee on piano. Jonathan has been with us several times and it’s great to welcome him back.

On bass tonight we have a new name, Andy Hamill. Andy has played bass with a whole load of people, over a wide range of genres taking his bass all over the world (no mean feat!)

Drums, tonight, are taken care of by Tom Hooper who, in Cornwall, had his first drum kit at 8, playing professionally at 14 and a degree in Jazz Performance at the RAM before, again, a very varied career.

This will be the ideal gig to get up close to and the Irving Theatre will be the ideal place to do it in. but beware space is limited, so get your tickets early.