Nantwich Civic Hall

Nantwich Civic Hall

Charmaine Baines & The Anima Band open for Ruby Turner

Charmaine Baines & The Anima Band will be opening the show for Ruby Turner at Nantwich Civic Hall on Saturday 15th April.

With a successful career as a singer/song writer and performer spanning over 20 years, Charmaine Baines has collaborated with some of the finest musicians, producers, DJ’s and industry artists.  Commanding countless live performances throughout the UK and on the continent, including artist in resident at the ZMF Festival in Manheim, Germany, Charmaine has performed a diverse and eclectic repertoire ranging from Neo Soul, Jazz, Blues, Soulful House, Reggae and Drum and Bass including featured artists on tracks for Robbie Williams. Her talents have seen her perform musical theatre in the Broadway musical version of ‘Hairspray’ as ‘Motormouth Maybelle’ at The Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent in 2015).

Gaetano Caracciolo
With a career that spans over 30 years and the release of 3 collaborative albums, Gaetano Caracciolo is a classically trained pianist graduating from the conservatory of Southern Italy and studied jazz in Berkeley in New York. With performances all over the world, he has played with major artists in Italy and across Europe, Cuba and Puerto Rico to learn Salsa and Merengue. Now based in England for the last 20 years, he has played with an eclectic selection of musicians including supporting Courtney Pine at Southport Jazz Festival in 2002. His love of music has inspired him to open Anima Jazz Bar in the centre of Warrington

Mario Quarta
Raised in the South of Italy Mario has been playing drums since the age of 7.After finishing his studies with Tullio De Piscopo (arguably the greatest Italian drummer ever lived). He moved to the U.K. in the early 90’s to work with some of the finest heavy-rock bands in the country.
Later “converted” to Jazz by his good friend Gaetano Caracciolo, Mario currently plays a very tiny and unique sounding drum kit to express his uncommon blend of styles while maintaining a solid groove for the band.

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Jeremiah Ferrari to Support The Beat

Jeremiah_FerrariThe fantastic Jeremiah Ferrari will be supporting The Beat on Monday 17th April @ Nantwich Civic. From Manchester, Jeramiah Ferrari fuse together styles of reggae, rock, ska and punk to make a truly memorable and essential new sound. Brought up on a diet of Bob Marley, Toot and the Maytals and Sublime, the band have brought their own unique brand of dancing reggae ska to the festival stages, including Sol Festival, Galtres Festival and The Gomad Festival in Ooty (India), The Willowman Festival with The Wailers and Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show.

Their first release of “The Dubby Rock EP” received strong radio airplay support across the UK and reached number 4 in the Itunes Reggae Charts!

The band were also featured in a new documentary – “Manchester: Beyond Oasis”. 2014 saw them playing with Madness, UB40 & Hollie Cook. 2015 festival and club dates included ‘Steel Pulse’ support also Boomtown Fair, Beat Herder, Kendal Calling, Arezzo Wave festival (Italy ) and Weyfest with Level 42. They were also special guests on the Wailers Uk Tour. Upcoming 2016 dates are Zwarte Cross Festival Holland, Lytham Festival with Brian Adams, Bowlers Scafest with The Selecter & The Beat.

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