Hamer & Isaacs logo by Hannah Sterry. Hamer & Isaacs play volcanic, swinging gypsy jazz. Whilst portraying the influence of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, the unique addition of Rosie Corlett's soaring, flaming vocals is guarenteed to turn the thermostat up a notch. Rich Hamer (lead guitar) provides cut, thrust, panache and inspiration, and Mel Brindle Scullion (swing violin) utilises her impeccable classical pedigree to lend virtuosity to the flair of her improvisation. Julian Isaacs (rhythm guitar), a veteran of the gypsy jazz scene for over three decades, and the animated and vivacious lines of Howard Kahn (double bass) provide the driving force that is the rhythm section. Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band are available as a guitar duo, an instrumental or vocal trio, or as a full quintet. Set the controls for the heart of swing and witness them for yourselves! Sticky post

Hamer & Isaacs Logo Design

My latest artwork hasn’t had anything to do with Sterry Cartoons. Most recently I’ve been designing this logo for Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band. The band have had a number of successes in the South West and London, with performances at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and upcoming performance at The Royal Albert Hall on March 8th (see their shows page for more information). Don’t … Continue reading Hamer & Isaacs Logo Design

The cover illustration of Jazz Greenhill’s comic ‘The Festival’. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

‘The Festival’ by Jazz Greenhill

The Festival by Jazz Greenhill The sketch above was drawn by a very smiley, happy, Jazz Greenhill when I bumped in to her one evening at a gig in Kingsbridge. You can usually find her sketching something (which explains why her illustrations are so good!) and she’s just released her first full-length comic “The Festival”, which you can read about and buy here: The Festival … Continue reading ‘The Festival’ by Jazz Greenhill

Leafcutter Ant by Hannah Sterry

Ants & Ogden Nash

‎”The ant has made himself illustrious Through constant industry industrious. So what. Would you be calm and placid If you were full of formic acid.” ~Ogden Nash I have to write some music to accompany this. It might be my favourite assignment of the year (Ogden Nash has written so many brilliant, short, witty poems). The picture on the right is a pencil sketch I … Continue reading Ants & Ogden Nash