New season

By Jon Moreno

Friday, October 5, 2012


New season

Andy Charles of Beano. Picture by Robin Crossley.

MUSIC A NEW season of Acoustic Originals at Newport’s Quay Arts featured a talented all-Island line up.

The show was supported by a good-sized audience in the centre’s cafe bar.

Blues duo Beano, who are fast becoming regulars on the local pub scene, opened the show. Comprising singer songwriters Andy Charles and Dan Smith, they performed their own numbers.

Jazmin Heath, 15, from East Cowes, was invited to perform after impressing with her set at one of Rob da Bank’s Music Club events at Quay Arts.

The Platform One music student performed a selection of her own songs, playing along to her vocals on the acoustic guitar, keyboard and electric ukulele.

Five-piece alternative folk rock outfit Charming, influenced by artists such as Mumford and Sons and Seth Lakeman, warmed up the audience before the appearance of well known Island singer-songwriter Angelina Grimshaw.

She was accompanied by JC on the mandolin and acoustic guitar and Paul Armfield on bass guitar.

Acoustic Original organiser Rachel Day said: "It was a great way to start the new season. We had more than 100 people in the cafe. Acoustic Originals now attracts a regular following, which enjoys its unique, relaxed atmosphere."

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