A MUSICAL medley of performers including the drummer from Kasabian will be on song in Chester next week.
The full line-up for this year’s Popular Music Professionals Week has been revealed, seeing visiting artists run masterclasses and workshops for students, as well as public performances.
Monday sees Kasabian’s Ian Matthews on stage in Alexander’s, Rufus Court, with Figment of Funk, a jazz-funk band consisting of lecturers from the University’s performing arts department.
Tickets are priced £10, £7 for students, and can be booked at Alexander’s box office on 01244 340005 or by contacting the University of Chester on 01244 515860. Doors open 8pm.
Tuesday sees a performance by Ken Nicol, who has previously played with the Albion Band and Steeleye Span. The event will take place at the University’s Kingsway buildings, Newton, in the Kingsway Performance Space. Tickets are £8, £5 for students. Doors open 7.30pm.
The JP Band will bring their blend of rhythm and blues with a touch of funk to the Kingsway performance studio on Wednesday. Tickets are £5, doors open 7.30pm.
LA-based singer-songwriter JC Villafan takes to the stage in the Kingsway performance space on Thursday. He will be supported by Science of the Lamps, a band conceived by Kaya Herstad, lecturer in performing arts at the university.
The week rounds off on Friday with a special student performance which will see students on the popular music performance courses play an eclectic mix of music following advice from Simon Carter, who will be leading a masterclass on performance.
Tickets for the Kingsway events can be booked by visiting www.chesterunimusicweek.co.uk.