Playing with an Artificial Intelligence

November 8th, 2017

Tonight will bring a very unique show to The House at Plymouth University. Music of Mixed Reality will allow human jazz musicians to perform and interact with an artificial intelligence (endearingly referred to as ‘Jerry’). Brazilian musical pioneer, Marcelo Gimenes, welcomes percussionist Mike Trevarthen, and guitarist Rich Hamer, to an open musical conversation between human and machine. There will be interplay over music ranging from jazz standards to contemporary free jazz. This show is at the cutting edge of musical discovery.

The House, 7.30pm.


Hamer & Co Release New Album

June 1st, 2017

Hamer & Co have just released their 2017 album, Double or Nothing. The band are led by British jazz guitarists, Rich Hamer and Frank Hamer. The duo are known for their live shows, which frequently feature guest musicians, and involve spontaneous and fresh improvisations. This album captures the clear, crisp sounds and familiar rolling basslines of the unique duo, breezing through their interpretations of ten jazz standards. Double or Nothing is available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all major online music stores…


London’s Calling Tanzanite Manouche

May 13th, 2017

Kitty Heardman’s fiery gypsy jazz trio, Tanzanite Manouche, performed in London at the Victoria & Albert Museum today for a beautiful wedding. Champagne flowed as the guests were transported to 1930’s Paris by the three musicians. Reminiscent of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Hot Club Du Quintette De France, these three musicians lit up the event for two hours. The band feature bandleader and violinist, Kitty Heardman; Rich Hamer on manouche guitar, and the rhythm guitar/bass of Frank Hamer. You can follow the band on their Facebook Page.


Gypsy Jazz at Tigermilk

Feb 20th, 2017

This Saturday night (and the next) will see Plymouth’s sublime speakeasy bar, Tigermilk, host a night of theatre and music. The 1930’s theme of the evening will extend to the band, with distinctive sounds of 1930’s Paris. The gypsy jazz trio performing will include ‘manouche’ guitar-players, Rich Hamer and Elliot Kelly, set on a backdrop of creative rhythmic energy that is Jack Rosewarne-Hebb on baritone ukulele. The fiery three-piece will light up the candle-lit bar from 10.15pm until late following some unmissable speakeasy theatre. For tickets: click here

Tigermilk, under the Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth, PL1 3LG.
Saturday 25th Feb + Saturday 4th March. Theatrics @9pm – Music @10.15pm.