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

Hannah Sterry playing jazz flute with Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band at The Red Lion Newquay in Cornwall.

Gypsy Swing at the Red Lion in Newquay

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

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

Aimez-vous l'accent? - French music cartoon gif by Hannah Sterry Sticky post

Music Cartoon: Aimez-vous l’accent?

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?

Chernobyl Childrens' Life Line Concert (April 2013)

Life as a Jazz Flautist in Devon: Chapter One

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

Hope for Howard: An afternoon of music on Kingsbridge Bandstand!

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!

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Should I work for free…

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…