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Friday 20th April 2018 - Gill Manly Blues Trio at The Fleece, Stoke By Nayland

Friday 20th April 2018

at The Fleece, Stoke By Nayland

Gill Manly - Trevor Hyett - Thomas Coffey

Gig starts 8.00 pm,
2 sets, ends approx 11.00 pm

Gill Manly has been singing jazz and blues for over 35 years and “Going Home” is her 4th album release, but her first blues cd and first live recording.

The rich tradition of blues and gospel music was always a huge love, and Gill views all blues as a form of folk tradition, the formation of her acoustic blues trio lends itself beautifully to that genre. But make no mistake, Gill’s eclectic approach to song choice means she has delved into composers such as Dory Previn, Doc Pomus, Bill Withers, Percy Mayfield, as well as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Mississippi Fred MacDowell.

Trevor Hyett is a multi-instrumentalist, Thomas Coffey is a guitarist, both are vocalists and they have played with Gill for years.

"Gill Manly's command of the stage was instantaneous - she has an unbelievable vocal range and sings with such pure crisp tone that I wanted to bring her home, sit her in the corner of my room and have her sing me to sleep each night." - Lesley Pinder

"Some singers, like fine wines, improve and mature over time. Gill Manly, with more than 20 years of performing ageless material, exudes confidence and musicality in everything she does." - Steve Rubie, 606 Jazz Club

"Gill's voice is nothing short of electric...singers with this much control and technique are a scarcity nowadays" - Jazz On CD Magazine


Keepers Lane
Stoke by Nayland
Essex CO6 4PZ

Ample parking; fully accessible - for information call 01787 211865

Food at Stoke-by-Nayland Club is available from 5.30 pm, or book on 01206 262836


Gill Manly - Radio Apocalypse - Spread Eagle Pub Theatre - 27-28 April 2018

Gill Manly - Radio Apocalypse

Spread Eagle Pub Theatre

27-28 April 2018 - 7.30pm 

UK premiere of a new play written and performed by Gill Manly

Edie Rock is an internet community radio DJ. She hosts a night time
radio chat show from the black hole called “a studio” at Light FM!!

No windows, no one else in the building, just Edie and the world on the net.
As the twitter feeds and news roll in on line, it becomes apparent all is not well.

Has “fire and fury” been unleashed by Donald Trump? Or is it a case of fake news?
As the show progresses all becomes clear, or does it?

Gill Manly created this multi-media piece having been an internet radio broadcaster
in Croydon for two years. A trained actor and singer/composer she weaves a story
that is disturbing to the core, how do we cope with the constant threat of

Warning: not suitable for under 18’s, some language may cause offence.

The Spread Eagle Pub & Theatre Venue
39-41 Katharine Street

020 8781 1134


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