Concert At Abbey Barn (11th July 2015)

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Concert presentation by Jack Monck in association with Joseph Barnes Wines of original music by Marc Hadley, Phil Miller and Jack Monck in the idyllic surroundings of the walled garden at Abbey Barn, St Marks College, Audley End. 11th July 6pm – 10pm. Entrance £5 on the door or £4 in advance from JBW.

The band, Marc Hadley (saxes, flute and vocal), Phil Miller (electric guitar), Jack Monck (electric bass and vocals) and drummer Paul Dufour will present music, some specifically written for the event, in contemporary jazz and rock style. The songs will be a mixture of vocal and instrumental pieces reflecting the diverse influences of the band members which include the Canterbury scene, blues and jazz.

Marc and Jack have an association going back over 25 years, which started when they met onstage at London’s 100 club in a Sierra Leonian band, and has continued most recently in Anglo/Dutch group the Relatives who played primarily in Holland but who also appeared twice at our own Kings Arms in the town. The band recorded three CDs, the last being “Virtually” in 2013 with Phil. Jack is also well known locally as a member of the house trio at JBW with guitarist Keith Winter and drummer Stuart Pringle, and for having played with the iconic Syd Barrett in Cambridge in the 70s. More info at

Phil Miller is a true legend of the Canterbury scene and a prolific composer who played in among others, Matching Mole with Robert Wyatt, Hatfield and the North (one the first bands signed to Virgin records) and who has for the last 25 years led his own group In Cahoots on the UK and international jazz scene playing in the US, Japan, Russia and continental Europe. See

Paul Dufour is a drummer of vast experience with a strong interest in jazz and African music who was an early member of the Libertines with whom he recorded.

Concert go-ers will be well looked after with a bar by Joseph Barnes Wines and food by Maxine Quinn of JustCook.

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