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Spanner Big Band remember the era of monthly gigs at The Blues Kitchen

The Spanner Big Band had a monthly residency on the first Thursday in the month at The Blues Kitchen, Shoreditch 2014-2017. It was a tight squeeze getting on to that stage but a lot of fun. Here's a video capturing some visual moments and an arrangement by Howard Felton of the great Destiny's Child song, 'Independent Women'. Catch the Spanner Big Band at The Gunners in Finsbury Park every Wednesday in the foreseeable future.

SPANNERMAN at RUMPUS

Spannerman's first gig of the year is at the mad crazy full on Rumpus club at Islington Metalworks, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ. Tickets are sold out but you can get a cheap (!) £15 ticket if you get in touch quickly. The event starts at 10pm on Friday 2nd February and goes until the following morning at 6am. Spannerman are on at 4.30am!

The first Spanner Big Band show of 2018

The Spanner Big Band will kick off 2018 with their first gig at The Gunners, 204 Blackstock Road, N5 1EN on Wednesday 17th January. Music starts at 8.30pm and it is free entry... The delay in starting is due to Arsenal Football Club's Wednesday matches- they play Chelsea 3 times this month! Yawn! So, there are no big band gigs on 3rd, 10 & 24th. The gigs this month will be on 17th & 31st. Regular Wednesdays should be the norm from February onwards.

spannertate will play at Euston station on Friday 5th January 5-7pm and Saturday 6th 12-2pm...

Look out for the Spannerman/Spanner Jazz Punks collaboration in early February... details coming soon...

... and a new Spanner project...

The last SPANNER BIG BAND show of 2017

The Spanner Big Band will play at The Gunners, 204 Blackstock Road, N5 1EN once more this year on Wednesday 20th December. Music starts at 8.30pm and it is free entry... Party time!!!

spannertate will play at Euston Station on Friday 22nd 5-7pm & Saturday 23rd 12-2pm... in the cold with festive cheer...

SPANNERMAN gig!!!

This week, Spannerman have a gig at The Bird's Nest in Deptford. On Friday 24th November. Onstage around 9pm. Free entry.

Spanner Big Band will play The Gunners in Finsbury Park on Wednesday 22nd. Music starts at 8.30pm. This one is also free!

This week’s public Spanner activities…

The Spanner Big Band will play at The Gunners this Wednesday 25th. 1st set starts at 8.30pm. FREE entry. With Tim Reyland on drums this week, expect Sonny Payne vibes.

spannertate will play at Euston Station this coming Saturday 28th from 12-2pm

This Wednesday, The Spanner Big Band will play The Gunners along with special guests from Denmark, The Randers Big Band. It all kicks off a bit earlier with Randers playing from 8pm and the Spanners playing from 9.15pm. Get down there!!! It's gonna be fab!!! ... and FREEEE!!!! (photo of Spanners courtesy of Douglas Cape Z360)

spannertate played on the Southbank last Tuesday before the Dweezil Zappa gig at The Royal Festival Hall. Here is a clip from the performance. spannertate will play at Euston Station this coming Saturday 21st October 12-2pm.

Peter joins the great gig in the sky

It is with great sadness to announce that our good friend and supporter of All Things Spanner, Peter Toms passed away on the evening of October 8th at home surrounded by his family. Peter was a great guy with so much energy for the good life and great music. He will be missed.

spannertate will play on the Southbank on Tuesday 10th October before the Dweezil Zappa gig at The Festival Hall, busking Zappa tunes and dedicating the music played to Peter's memory.

The Spanner Big Band will play at The Gunners on Wednesday 11th October. Music starts at 8.30pm.

2 Spanner Big Band gigs this week!

The Spanner Big Band play 2 gigs this week. On Wednesday 4th October at The Gunners (music starts at 8.30pm) and Thursday 5th October (10.30-11.30pm) at The Blues Kitchen in Shoreditch. Both events are free entry. The video is taken from the gig on 27th September to mark the end of the Labour Party Conference.

Spanner Jazz Punks track on new ‘Zappa’ CD

Spanner Jazz Punks have a track on this new CD released by Hall of Fame Records. The track, 'For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers)' is taken from the 'We Are Not Alone' album sessions.

The Spanner Big Band return to The Gunners on Wednesday 27th after a week off due to the football schedules. Music starts at 8.30pm.

spannertate will be busking this week on Saturday 30th at Euston Station 12-2pm and on Tuesday sometime on the Southbank.