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Celebrating MIKE GIBBS 80th birthday with an all star band. Exclusive London dates on 25 and 27 September.
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Blow the Fuse presents: The Blow the Fuse VorteXmas Party featuring Annie Whitehead

Join the BTF crew for a night of seasonal cheer & music
Annie Whitehead trombone
Deirdre Cartwright guitar
Alison Rayner bass
Winston Clifford drums

Annie Whitehead:
Trombone virtuoso best known for her engaging mix of African grooves, blues, ska and Ellingtonian expressionism. One of the UK’s brightest and most versatile trombone players, Annie Whitehead has played on over 50 albums

“The Sly and Robbie of British brass, the woman everyone turns to when they want a class trombone player”

Deirdre Cartwright:
“If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright – I’d like to know who it is”
Dave Gelly The Observer

“Cartwright’s coolly undulating Grant Green shuffle groove is one of the understated pleasure of UK’s contemporary fusion.”
John Fordham

Alison Rayner:
“With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability she clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.”
Digby Fairweather

Winston Clifford:
Creative drummer with a keen sense of propulsion and dynamics. He has worked with Courtney Pine, Bheki Mseleku, Jason Rebello, Iain Ballamy, Julian Joseph, Andy Sheppard, Jean Toussaint, Orphy Robinson, Bobby Watson, Monty Alexander, Birelli Lagrene and Joey Calderazzo

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