New venue for Music From The Sofa

Music from the Sofa will be playing at St Andrew’s Church, Alfriston, on Saturday, August 15 from 8pm.

The band is run by Nigel Goss, and features three female singers - Jane Richards, Jacqui Gough, Debbie Moy - drummer Sal Martin, flautist Jasmine Selby, saxophonist Evelyn Harrison and Nigel on keyboards, plus occasional session musicians.

The band is beginning to find itself a wider audience and performs original work but also re-imagined covers with a jazz leaning - The Who’s ‘Can’t Explain’ as a jazz ballad is a favourite - and if the band has a category it is jazz/funk.

The music has good tunes, jazz chords with three part harmony, lively drumming and both ‘through’ composed and improvised instrumental parts. There is a folk influence in that the songs are quite often modal the lyrics have a tales to tell of loss, love and laziness.

Tickets £3 on the door.