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PRESS RELEASE: Jasper & Ruby Perform at 100 Club June 2nd

Blue Flamingo Press Release: Jasper & Ruby Perform at 100 Club June 2nd
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100 CLUB JUNE 2ND 2013

Jasper & Ruby are supporting Rubber Soul at London’s 100 Club, Sunday June 2nd 2013

Jasper & Ruby are a 5 piece jazz-pop group led by male vocals and female sax/flute/vocals.  Playing a mixture of originals and covers, J&R specialise in taking pop tunes and re-arranging them in their own unique latin and jazz influenced styles.

This London based group have performed all over the capital, at events celebrating the Jubilee, in clubs and bars and numerous private functions and events.  They are graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, King’s College London and Trinity College of Music.

The 100 Club is one of Britain’s most famous music venues, with over 60 years of music history.  Rubber Soul are celebrating 15 years with a night at this exclusive venue.

J&R are managed by Blue Flamingo Entertainments

Blue Flamingo is a live music and promotion company, providing bands and live music for events and promoting London’s music scene worldwide.  Please for further details.

Further Information

Tickets: or request to be added to the guest list

Listing Information

Jasper & Ruby @ 100 Club
June 2nd 2013 | 20:30 | £9
*A night of fabulous British Jazz-Pop*
100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
Tube: Oxford Circus, TCR

Copyright © 2013 Blue Flamingo, All rights reserved.

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A Middle-Eastern Soundscape: The Sounds of Israel

Walking through the streets of the Old City in Jerusalem, the senses are overwhelmed by sounds, smells and sights.  The music you hear falls into one of two categories – call to prayer, or call to stall.

The call to prayer and the singing of the Koran are amplified, echoing around the alleyways numerous times throughout the day.  CD stalls play arabian music, luring you to their wares whilst other sellers shout of their goods, adding to the cacophony.

Travel north to Galilee and the sounds are much calmer.  At the Ein Gev Harbour a boat of schoolchildren leave the Kibbutz and sail out onto the Sea of Galilee.

The water and the mountains surrounding the sea create a natural amphitheatre: the music played by the children on the boat can still be heard clearly, despite them reaching the other side of the sea.

It’s no wonder Jesus chose to speak from the middle of this sea…the best of natural acoustics.

Traditional Instruments

Dome of the Rock and Wailing Wall

Nets at En Gev Harbour

Sunset over the Sea of Galilee












~Post by Lani Charlwood, Blue Flamingo’s head of PR

(all photos courtesy of Charlwood Photography)


Blue Flamingo Supports Railway Children’s ‘Three Peaks Challenge by Rail’

We are pleased to announce we shall be musically supporting the Railway Children‘s Three Peaks Challenge by Rail on June 20th at Euston Station.

Railway Children “fight for children living on the streets, providing protection and opportunity for children with nowhere else to go and nobody to turn to.”

Come join us on June 20th at Euston Station Platform 18 at 3pm to cheer the atheletes on!

Three Peaks by Rail train, with sign on the front


London based Singing Workshops: Exclusive Deal on May Workshops

SING!, the London-based singing education and workshops project is launching this month, holding two workshops at Danceworks Mayfair on May 21st and May 25th.

BF has an exclusive deal, just quote code 6FEBFDFC at the website and book for only £5.00 (that’s 66% off the full fee!).  Just click the Logo Below.

Sing Square“SING​​​​​​​​​​ is a brand new singing experience​​​​​​​​​​ geared toward total beginners​​​​​​​​​​ and group singers​​​​​​​​​​ who want to feel more confident​​​​​​​​​​ singing alone.  Conducted in central London, these classes are designed to take you to the next level with your singing and give you an outlet to experience the thrill​​​​​​​​​​ of performing in a nurturing environment.   There is no need to audition or read music​​​​​​​​​​, and whether you are a proficient singer or need a bucket to hold your tune, SING​​​​​​​​​​ will be an inspiration for you.”


Merry Opera’s Messiah at St John’s Smith Square

Yesterday we had the pleasure of spending an afternoon in the striking St John’s Smith Square watching Merry Opera‘s staged version of Handel‘s Messiah.

Merry Opera's staged Messiah

Merry Opera’s staged Messiah

We’ve come across the Merry Opera team before. Their Magic Flute, a great dove-tailing of narratives between Schikaneder’s plot and Mozart’s life, was a visual and aural delight. Great performances from tenor Lawrence Olsworth-Peter and mezzo Gemma Morsley.

MO’s staged Messiah was once again very well sung – with thought provoking staging and dress. As characters from every walk of life surrounded us before the show had even begun: a stressed out business man, a pious church cleaner, a girl from the council estate; we knew we were in for something a little different.

Roderick Morris‘ “He was despised and rejected by men” was particularly poignant. Beautifully sung, the whole cast, now dressed in black, turned their backs to Morris, a reminder of how each one of us, whether a business man, a church lady, or a young girl has turned our backs to Jesus.

The final transformation to white (seen above) was a vivid reminder of what the crucifixion accomplished: sin being taken away, paid for on the cross so God no longer sees us covered in sin, but pure white.

Fabulous organist Chad Kelly deserves mention: he made the never-ending baroque lines flow with ease alongside astonishing accuracy. Mezzo Kate Symonds-Joy, the ‘girl from the council estate’ also stood out, singing with depth and passion. Quite a wonderful surprise when the girl in the hoody turned around and showed us what she was made of!

Rumours abound that more dates are to be added around Autumn 2013. Great news for a great show.