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
Recently, I was lucky enough to perform with half of Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band at the Red Lion in Newquay and thought I’d share my favourite moments from the evening with you, so here goes… 5 favourite moments from The Red Lion gig: Performing music with some wonderful people and smiling through every minute! Howard Kahn‘s (bassist) brief moment of crazy dancing to … Continue reading Gypsy Swing at the Red Lion in Newquay
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
Hello! I’ve decided to release a few flute pieces (and a short harp cover) on bandcamp! You can download them all for free or, if you really like them, can name your price! Just click below to have a listen and download! Let me know what you think in the comments! 🙂 Continue reading Download “Soundtracks and Silhouettes” Free
Earlier today, I found out that one of my cartoons has been shared on facebook over 1000 times, and I’m amused at the thought of that many people seeing it and laughing/groaning simultaneously (I am easily amused), so I’ve decided to make some more. Today I give you… an animated french music cartoon gif: Sterry Cartoons has a facebook page now too (as well as nice new … Continue reading Music Cartoon: Aimez-vous l’accent?
This is the very first cartoon I ever created and now you can buy it on all sorts of things in my Zazzle store! As far as I can remember, the idea for this cartoon was sparked by a chat with a lovely friend (singer and teacher Sarah Barnett). We were wondering whether it would be possible to make smiley faces out of music notes. I got a … Continue reading Musical Compliments
LIVE JAZZ tonight at the Mill Club, Kingsbridge from ‘The John Sterry Trio’ (aka. The Sterrys). ~ Tonight I’m playing with The Sterrys Jazz Trio to raise money for The Poppy Appeal! I’ve played there once before and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I’m hoping that this time will be the same. Continue reading TONIGHT: Free Live Jazz in Kingsbridge
Hello! I am now “Plymouth’s top jazz flautist” according to twitter. I know this because I am probably the only jazz flautist in the whole of South Devon (with the exception of my dad, who often prefers to play saxophone). This post is a bit of everything – music I’ve recorded, pictures from the past year’s worth of gigs and news of gigs to come and … Continue reading Life as a Jazz Flautist in Devon: Chapter One
Come down to Kingsbridge bandstand tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 4th May) for A Day for Howard! From 4:30pm there’ll be a whole host of great musicians playing. I’ll be wandering about with my flute (as per usual) and will be playing with Tez Locke and Mathieu Cook from 7:30pm! Here’s the running order for the day: 4.30pm – Jack Handsley 5.15pm – Flossie & Danny Withers 6pm – The Storm 6.45pm … Continue reading Hope for Howard: An afternoon of music on Kingsbridge Bandstand!
This might get me a whole lot of hate, but it’s a handy chart that I feel I should share with every musician, artist, photographer, writer or other creative who has ever been asked and even sometimes expected, by complete strangers, to work for free. http://www.shouldiworkforfree.com/ I am not saying that you shouldn’t work for free, but stressing that it should be your choice, that … Continue reading Should I work for free…