Gig Calendar

Most of my gigs are private and so are not listed, however, here is a list of where to find me on the public performances:

Wednesday 27th March 8.00pm

Karmana Restaurant, 79 Broadmead Avenue, Northampton, phone 01604 409 999.

Brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass will play the first set with me at the ironing board piano. Sitters in are welcome to sit in on the second set.

Welcoming hosts Sandeep and Shavali present a monthly Jazz Evening in their fabulous, cosy and renowned, award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

Mothering Sunday 31st March 12-4pm

Astons Restaurant,Whittlebury Hall Hotel, Whittlebury, Towcester, Northants, NN12 8WP

Reservations: 01327 850 489

Mothers’ Day in Astons Restaurant carvery lunch offering an array of starters, three delicious roast meats,freshly prepared vegetables, crisp roast potatoes, all the traditional accompaniments, gifts for all Mums and entertainment from the Mike Kemp Three-Geoff Tooley, double bass & vocals and wonderful Sue Greenway, tenor sax & clarinet. Prices: Adult, £29.95, Child (4 – 12 years), £14.95 and Infant (under 3 years) – FREE

Friday 5th April 8.00-10.30pm

When Polly Met Fergie Vegan Restaurant Westgate Arcade Queensgate Peterborough PE1 1NT

This great venue welcomes the return of The Geoff Tooley Trio, Geoff, double bass/vocals/ leader, Les Cirkel drums and me at the house piano. At just over a year old, this restaurant has already built a great reputation. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere is great. Early booking recommended 07525 619850.

Wednesday 27th April 8.00pm

Karmana Restaurant, 79 Broadmead Avenue, Northampton, phone 01604 409 999.

Brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass will play the first set with me at the ironing board piano. Sitters in are welcome to sit in on the second set.

Welcoming hosts Sandeep and Shavali present a monthly Jazz Evening in their fabulous, cosy and renowned, award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

10 May 2019 7.00pm

The Cellar, The Exchange, 50 Rutland St, Leicester LE1 1RD.

Kat Pagett Album Release

Great singer Kat Pagett will be hosting the launch party for her album Songs My Daddy Taught Me. Kat will be singing songs from the album accompanied by my trio with the musicians on the record: me on piano, brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass and time lord Les Cirkel, drums. Free admission. Everybody welcome. There is NCP parking opposite the venue.

Saturday May 25th 7.30-11.00pm

The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre East Kirkby Spilsby Lincolnshire PE23 4DE £14.00 admission

Annual dance held under the wings of Avro Lancaster NX611 to the fabulous music of the 1940s celebrating the RAF at East Kirkby in WW2 with UK’s Number 1 swing drummer Sticky Wicket and his Swing Band with me on piano. Come along and dance to some of the swingingest music you are likely to hear, or come and just listen – either way you are most welcome. Bring your own food and drink. Vintage dress is optional but adds to the atmosphere and is therefore welcomed.

Wednesday 29th May 8.00pm

Karmana Restaurant, 79 Broadmead Avenue, Northampton, phone 01604 409 999.

Brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass will play the first set with me at the ironing board piano. Sitters in are welcome to sit in on the second set.

Welcoming hosts Sandeep and Shavali present a monthly Jazz Evening in their fabulous, cosy and renowned, award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

Friday June 14th 2019

Shenington Church, The Green, Shenington, OX0 6NH

In the relaxed atmosphere of the high quality and diverse festival of music and literature which is Shenfest, the 20 piece Great Central Big Band, led by effervescent drummer Lee Smith, present a programme of big band arrangements from Buddy Rich. Duke Ellington, Woody Herman plus some of mine. Natasha Thompson and Chris Filby are featured vocalists.

Wednesday 27th June 8.00pm

Karmana Restaurant, 79 Broadmead Avenue, Northampton, phone 01604 409 999.

Brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass will play the first set with me at the ironing board piano. Sitters in are welcome to sit in on the second set.

Welcoming hosts Sandeep and Shavali present a monthly Jazz Evening in their fabulous, cosy and renowned, award winning vegetarian/vegan restaurant.

Saturday June 29th 8.30-11.00pm

The Malt Shovel, 121 Bridge Street, Northampton NN1 1QFt.

The Malt Shovel specialises in real ales and has won many awards including Community Pub of the year and Northamptonshire CAMRA pub of the year. On this weekend The Malt Shovel presents The Mike KempTrio as part of their Gin & Jazz Festival. Brilliant Geoff Tooley, double bass & vocals and time lord Les Cirkel at the drums. Free entrance.

Saturday 6th July 2019 Upton House, nr Banbury       OX15 6HT

The Great Central Big Band, led by effervescent drummer Lee Smith, make a return appearance in the grounds of beautiful Upton House, a country house in the parish of Ratley and Upton, in Warwickshire, about 7 miles northwest of Banbury, Oxfordshire. It is in the care of the National Trust. Tickets from the website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house-and-gardens

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