Children’s Primary School Books Destroyed

My little brother and sister have produced some brilliant work while at school and I’ve just discovered that, due to a ridiculous school policy brought in by the current executive headteacher, their work has been destroyed. The school has refused to allow books to come home and has refused to allow parents to photocopy or photograph the work. Parents have even offered to pay for … Continue reading Children’s Primary School Books Destroyed

Malborough Music Monster Mash

  This Saturday 26th April, I’m delighted to be performing with Ansa Back at Malborough Music Monster Mash to raise money for the Dave Sharp Young Musicians Fund. The fund does some brilliant work locally to ensure that teens from all backgrounds have a chance to enjoy learning and playing music and now that the project is a few years old it’s great to see … Continue reading Malborough Music Monster Mash

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Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist

Performing I’m an experienced jazz and classically trained flautist regularly performing with a variety of local and visiting musicians (see Live Music & Events). Most recently I’ve played with Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band and The Sterrys as well as being involved with a number of local events, including Malborough Amateur Dramatics Pantomime and Hope for Howard. I am also available to perform solo on the … Continue reading Hannah Sterry: Jazz Flautist

Humpty Dumpty

Malborough Pantomime 2014: Humpty Dumpty

MAD Group Presents… Humpty Dumpty The Pantomime Date: 22nd January 2014 – 25th January 2014 Time: 7.30pm with a Saturday Matinee performance at 2pm Malborough Amateur Dramatic Group presents Humpty Dumpty – The Pantomime at Malborough Village Hall. Tickets from £7 for adults and £4 for children are available from Kingsbridge Information Centre and Malborough Post Office. ————————————– This year I’m involved in Malborough Pantomime again (I’ll be … Continue reading Malborough Pantomime 2014: Humpty Dumpty

Hot Club of Stonehouse live at The B-Bar in Plymouth. Featuring Becky Brine (vocals), Mel Brindle (violin), Julian Isaacs (guitar), Howard Kahn (upright bass and bass ukelele) and Hannah Sterry (jazz flute). Gypsy jazz rendition of Sweet Georgia Brown.

Hot Club of Stonehouse live at The B-Bar in Plymouth

  A gypsy jazz rendition of Sweet Georgia Brown by The Hot Club of Stonehouse. Hot Club of Stonehouse are: Becky Brine – Vocals Julian Isaacs – Guitar Mel Brindle – Violin Guest musicians: Howard Kahn – Bass / Bass Ukelele Hannah Sterry – Flute ——————————————— This B-Bar gig was so much fun! We had the fiddle/flute version of duelling banjos, rude jokes about chickens, … Continue reading Hot Club of Stonehouse live at The B-Bar in Plymouth

Ansa Back at Malborough Monster Mash. Image by Leap Images.

Ansa Back make an appearance in The Dartmouth Chronicle!

The Dartmouth Chronicle printed news about our performance at Dartmouth Football Club at 8:45pm tonight (Saturday 19th October)! The article reads: Rock on South Hams Newspapers. The eight strong combo Ansa Back which boasts one South Hams newspaper reporter, a photographer and a production wizard, will be in concert at Dartmouth football club tomorrow. The band, which has a repertoire spanning more than 20 years … Continue reading Ansa Back make an appearance in The Dartmouth Chronicle!

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

Smeaton's Tower is the third and most notable Eddystone Lighthouse. It marked a major step forward in the design of lighthouses. In use until 1877, it was largely dismantled and rebuilt on Plymouth Hoe in the city of Plymouth, Devon, where it now stands as a memorial to its designer, John Smeaton, the celebrated civil engineer. Photo by Hannah Sterry.

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working!

Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working. Give me jobs in the shire, I pray. Give me jobs in the shire, keep me earning, ‘Cos I can’t afford the rent with no pay. End recession! End recession! End recession or we’ll all be stuck. End recession! End recession! This economy is all messed up.   I might get told off for this, but … Continue reading Give me jobs in the shire, keep me working!