Soul, jazz, classical and theatre are coming up at Bromsgrove’s Artrix Arts centre.
Described as “the Temptations in ripped jeans” by one rock critic, the Christians’ infectious melodies and warm harmonies had a deep emotional undercurrent as they made a big impact on the music scene of the late 80s. The band’s name came from the surname of the three brothers originally in the line-up (Garry, Russell and Roger Christian) and was also, coincidentally, their songwriter/guitarist/keyboards player Henry Priestman’s middle name.
2012 was the 25th anniversary of their first album’s success and the band released Speed Of Life to mark this milestone. Deluxe versions of both their debut album, The Christians, and Colour were also released including a number of bonus tracks and remixes.
The Christians are playing at Artrix on Saturday 18th October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £17.50
Blake are back and better than ever, with a new sound, new songs and their biggest UK tour yet. Re-inspired by the classic trio harmonies of The Three Tenors, The Bee Gees and Boyz-II-Men, the Brit Award-winners will be performing exclusive songs from their fifth studio album.
Supporting this spectacular show (featuring video projections & emotive lighting) will be Brit-Award-nominated soprano Camilla Kerslake, performing her own spellbinding songs and joining the boys for some wonderful duets.
With over a million albums sold, and having performed on nearly 150 TV shows around the world, Blake continue to build their reputation as one of the most eclectic and exciting pop-harmony groups in the world.
Blake are performing at Artrix on Monday 20th October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £22.00 (£20)
Widely considered the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and finger style guitar playing, Martin Taylor possesses talent that has earned global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence.
Taylor has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades, with more than 100 recordings to his credit. Completely self-taught beginning at the early age of 4, he has invented and developed a unique way of playing the guitar that is greatly admired, and often emulated, by guitarists all over the world.
During his long career, Taylor has amassed a record 14 British Jazz Awards as a guitarist. Several of his albums have been in the Top 10 in the USA and Europe. His many TV credits include the theme music for After You’ve Gone featuring Nicholas Lyndhurst and Celia Imrie, and the cult Nicole-Papa TV commercials for the Renault Clio.
Martin Taylor is playing at Artrix on Tuesday 21st October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £15.00
Under the watchful eye of the ever present bouncers, a gaggle of gorgeous girls, a smooth talking DJ, a group of likely lads and a whole host of other unforgettable and colourful characters collide with outrageous results.
Bouncers is now one of the most performed plays of all time and has gained an Olivier Award nomination as well as being voted into the National Theatre’s top 100 plays of the 20th Century.
Don’t miss your chance to experience this comedy masterpiece.
Reform Theatre presents Bouncers on Wednesday 22nd October at 8.00 pm. Tickets cost £12.00 (£10.00)
Tickets for all events are available from the box office on 01527 577330 or www.artrix.co.uk