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

Musical Compliments - Cartoon by Hannah Sterry

Hang out on Sterry Cartoons facebook group!

    There is now a Sterry Cartoons Group over on facebook.     So feel free to hang out over there and share in the friendly banter!     I’ll post the occasional cartoon and we can all have a bit of a laugh. Live Music There are a few gigs coming up in December, where I’ll be performing as guest jazz flautist with Hamer & … Continue reading Hang out on Sterry Cartoons facebook group!

Ben Carr's First Music Hall & Blues Night at The Hideaway Speakeasy

This Week’s Music Highlights

It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable, musical week with lots of things happening, but here are the highlights: Tuesday: John Sterry (pianist for The Sterrys) entertained guests and visitors to The Cottage Hotel with a relaxed evening of jazz piano. Wednesday: Ben Carr hosted his first Blues Session in The Hideaway Speakeasy, which turned out to be an amazing success! The atmosphere was wonderful and it was good to see musicians who’d … Continue reading This Week’s Music Highlights

Hamer & Isaacs at The Millbrook Inn

Hamer & Isaacs played a really energetic set at the Millbrook Inn earlier on Sunday afternoon. They play gypsy jazz with a sound reminiscent of Django Reinhardt and Hot Club of France and were kind enough to let me stand in as guest flautist on one or two tunes! When I wasn’t playing I found the time to take a few photos and videos. Here’s how … Continue reading Hamer & Isaacs at The Millbrook Inn