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Carol Grimes Band + JFrisco

Carol Grimes is a towering presence in the UK music scene; from busking in the streets as a teenager to touring internationally with contemporary classical group The Shout and her two solo rock albums in Memphis, it is safe to say Carol is a truly genre-busting artist. Having turned to jazz and blues, her music embraces drama and love.

Carol is joined by an all star band of Annie Whitehead, Jessica Lauren, Alison Rayner and Winston Clifford.

‘Wild, declamatory soulfulness’ John Fordham The Guardian

‘Equal parts Marsha Hunt, Julie Driscoll and Merry Clayton, turning her song poems into seductive, hypnotic and terrifying incantations. A remarkable piece.’
Lois Wilson MOJO


J Frisco are an award-winning avant-garde jazz trio featuring soprano saxophone, electric guitar, keyboards and vocals; they create improvised genre-fluid soundscapes and noise drawn from emotion, political, and gender issues.

Megan Roe (guitar), Jemma Freese (Keys) and Lara Jones (sax) all met at Leeds College of Music and graduated together in 2017.

Blow the Fuse presents Tomorrow the Moon 2020 a season of double bills led by women. Blow the Fuse is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund


Carol Grimes – vocals
Annie Whitehead – trombone
Jessica Lauren – piano
Alison Rayner – double bass
Winston Clifford – Drums


Megan Roe – guitar
Jemma Freese – Keys/vocals
Lara Jones – sax

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