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Booking Agent - Tour Support


Jacqui McShee's Pentangle

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Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle is the definitive modern folk band. Rooted in the ethos of the original Pentangle, the modern incarnation features the best musicians playing the best music.

 

Known for their brilliantly successful combination of traditional and non-traditional, Pentangle forged a whole new era in folk. Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle continues thus and over the decades has further refined the music and performance, constantly amazing and delighting audiences at gigs and festivals.

 

The original band played such stellar gigs as the Isle-of-Wight festivals (1969 & 1970), Newport Folk Festival, Fillmore East and West, Carnegie Hall and The Royal Festival Hall. Going way beyond traditional folk they created a new music rooted in jazz, folk and blues. It was no surprise that Pentangle were billed alongside greats such as Miles Davis, Hendrix, The Grateful Dead, Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Dylan and The Band.

 

Pentangle founder member Jacqui McShee is the central link right back to the first days of the original band. Subsequent line-ups have always featured her unmistakeable voice and approach with the best contemporary players interpreting the songs and music in ever more diverse ways. Drawn from a pool of great players Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle centres around the core of:

 

Spencer Cozens - KEYBOARDS, VOCALS, Musical Director - Worked with John Martyn as MD for 20 years and toured for many years with Joan Armatrading. Player and producer on many records, Spencer is able to call upon some of the best musicians available.

 

Gerry Conway - DRUMS - One of the country’s most respected drummers and long standing member of Fairport Convention. His touring and recording history is a Who’s Who of the music world with artists including Cat Stevens, Jethro Tull, Fotheringay, Paul McCartney, John Martyn, Elkie Brooks, Emmylou Harris and Richard Ashcroft.

 

Alan Thomson - BASS - Another long-term member of John Martyn’s Band. His touring, writing and recording credits include Robert Palmer, Martin Barre, Rick Wakeman, Andy Summers, Denny Laine and Long John Baldry.

 

Gary Foote - SAX & FLUTE - A multi-talented musician, playing drums and sax on Joan Armatrading’s world tours. Also with Jools Holland, Tom Jones, Leo Sayer, Zoot Money, and Banco De Gaia.

 

Other recent band and guest musicians include:

Scott Firth             bass        Steve Winwood, Public Image Ltd, Spice Girls, Morcheeba

Paul Burgess         drums     10cc, Jethro Tull, Joan Armatrading

Dave Lewis           sax          Blockheads, John Martyn, Bryan Ferry

Jon Noyce             bass        Jethro Tull, Gary Moore, Sixto Rodriguez

Pascal Consoli       drums     Bjork, D’Influence, Sister Sledge

Michael Rosen     sax          Sarah Jane Morris, Bobby McFerrin

Kevin Dempsey    guitar     Whippersnapper, Chris Leslie

 

The boundless flow of creativity and discovery from each musician’s varied style constantly renews the music - always underpinning Jacqui’s wonderful and unique voice. A superb live sound is paramount and guaranteed by touring the sixth member of the band, renowned sound engineer Paul Smith.

 

Equally at home in a small local venue or the largest international festival, recent outstanding performances include The Great British Folk Festival (Skegness, UK), New Forest Folk Festival (UK), 100 Club (London) and Shimokitazawa Garden (Tokyo). Always making a point of meeting the audience post show, the band often hear how their rapport and synonymous warmth with the audience comes across. The enjoyment and excitement from the gig is often apparent!

 

Jacqui McShee’s Pentangle is booking for their 2018 nationwide tour celebrating 20 years of recording and performing. The tour will follow the release of their BEST OF album in March 2018 featuring several previously un-released live tracks that capture the fantastic vibe of the live performances. Expect the unexpected!

 

 

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