Video: Shannon Reilly Jazz Trio named resident act at new Cleethorpes venue
A FIFTIES-style jazz trio with modern influences has been named the resident act at a new Cleethorpes venue.
The Shannon Reilly Jazz Trio – made up of Shannon Reilly on vocals, Pat McCarthy on guitar and Warren Jolly on double bass – perform each Wednesday at Harvey's Lounge and Kitchen, in High Street.
The trio formed after they met and played together at the Spider's Web jazz night in December last year.
Vocalist Shannon, of Grimsby, said: "When we formed, we appreciated each others' abilities and talents and realised the potential of working together.
"We're really looking forward to performing regularly and building up a great night of live entertainment.
"The venue has been beautifully refurbished recently and it is perfect for the style of music we play.
"It is something a little different for this area that will hopefully be appealing to many.
"If the night is well supported on a regular basis, then it will allow us to develop the event and to include guest musicians each week."
They will perform classics such as All Of Me, Cry Me A River and Hit The Road Jack, as well as more modern songs by Nora Jones and Imelda May, such as Turn Me On, I Don't Know Why and Big Bad Handsome Man.
When asked if she has a favourite song to perform, Shannon said: "I personally enjoy playing all of the songs because of the instrumentation involved and the calibre of musicality of the other trio members.
"However, personal song favourites include the likes of The Nearness Of You, At Last, Mad About The Boy and Why Don't You Do Right."
Shannon explained she loves performing live because the trio gets the audience's undivided attention. She added: "It is a wonderful thing and the feedback from an appreciative audience can lift your potential to even greater heights.
"We love playing in our trio and having an appreciative audience is the icing on the cake for us!"
The three talented musicians are planning to venture further afield, playing in other towns/cities at jazz clubs around the country.
"We have already been booked for various corporate events, which we are more than happy to do.
"A CD recording is in the pipeline for this year too."
At Harvey's Lounge and Kitchen, The Shannon Reilly Jazz Trio perform every Wednesday at 8pm.