Kerry Jo Hodgkin @ Daxtonbury Festival
2017 saw the 10th Anniversary of the atmospheric and family-friendly charity music festival, Daxtonbury Festival at Podington in Northamptonshire. Organised by Dax Miller, the festival has grown consistently over the last 10 years and raises money for cancer charities.
Kerry Jo Hodgkin made her Daxtonbury Festival debut this year, compering the Festivals opening session on Friday 15th and the final day on Sunday 17th July.
On the intervening Saturday 16th, Kerry was delighted to be asked to put together a special super-group line-up to perform on the main stage. The Kerry Jo Hodgkin Soul & Blues Combo comprised Carlos Linnett (Lost For Words/Thr3e) on guitar, Dave Spencer (The Groove) on bass and Shaun Earp (The Ivories/Easydread) on cajon, alongside Kerry's powerful, soul-infused vocals.
The band had so much fun and were so well received, that they are keen to repeat the experience with future collaborations.
Watch this space...
Edinburgh - into the studio...
On two unseasonably warm days in February, Kerry Jo Hodgkin took to the studio at The Music Box in Edinburgh to record albums of her two hit Edinburgh Fringe jazz shows, Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at the Movies. With sound engineer, Graeme Godley at the helm, Kerry recorded an entire album on each of the two days.F
Featuring Malcolm MacFarlane on guitar, Kenny Ellis on double bass and Tom Gordon on drums, both albums will be available for download from this website from 1st September. However, CD copies will be available at the album launch shows at The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh, 23rd-27th August.
Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign - we made it!
November 2016 - January 2017
Well, it was touch and go for a while... but thanks to lots of support from friends, family and one particularly generous contributor who came on board to support the project at the last moment... we made it!
So, Kerry will be taking to the studio with her long-time Edinburgh-based collaborators, Malcolm MacFarlane and Kenny Ellis to record both her hit Edinburgh Fringe shows.
Cry Me A River: The Songs of Julie London and Jazz at the Movies will be available later this year...