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Kevin Figes ‘Wallpaper Music’ (1st show)


Kevin Figes –flutes, saxophones

Brigitte Beraha – vocals

Jim Blomfield – keyboards, electronics

Ashley John Long – bass

Mark Whitlam – percussion



‘A mind-expanding feast for the ears’ …. The Guardian

Kevin Figes is a saxophonist, flautist, composer, arranger, musical director, educator, producer and founder of Pig records.  A leading name in the Bristol music scene, has produced many acclaimed recordings over the years.  An accomplished composer, his latest recording (‘Wallpaper Music’, recorded January 2021) represents a maturity of  voice and attitude.

The music is a unique amalgamation of a wide range of influences, including rock, free jazz, contemporary classical and folk.  It oscillates throughout between lyrics and melodies and open improvisation. Music pursuing its own way, pushing against the mainstream or any one genre.

‘Wallpaper Music’ (Pig 11) is launched at the Vortex tonight.



Welcome to the Vortex. Although the government has relaxed its Covid restrictions the Vortex continues to operate measures to protect users of the premises.

Please note the following:

  • We ask you not to attend gigs if you have or think you may have any Covid-19 symptoms. If you can’t make a gig because you have to self-isolate then just get in touch by filling out this form and we’ll give you a voucher for another gig.
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  • We ask that everyone wears a mask when moving around inside the building.
  • Automatic hand sanitiser stations are provided at various places within the building.
  • Full details of the measures that we are taking to prevent transmission of Covid are set out in our risk assessment and management plan which can be found on our website.

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