Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna
Singles and EPs
Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna is an 8 piece jazz-folk group from Brighton, England playing compositions and arrangements by composer Hilary Burt. Hilary writes vocal-led story-songs sung by Lucy Pickering as well as exciting instrumentals. She explores themes of new beginnings, mindfulness, change, celebration and loss. Songs on the album range from the funky, upbeat Mojo, to the re-imagined and jazz reharmonised Eleanor Rigby and Big Yellow Taxi; from the soulful anthem on mindfulness, Just Breathe, to the Celtic sound of Grass Is Always Greener; Ingrid's Song is wonderfully lyrical and gentle while the dynamic instrumentals Sarah's Hour and Together burst through like sparkling spritzers on a hot summer's day. Lots of variety but all containing Hilary Burt's hallmark sound. Their next gig is Sunday May 17th 2020 at the Brunswick, Holland Road, Brighton, BN3 1JF, UK. Doors 7.30/music 8.00. Admission £10; tickets from our website at www.bluecalluna.com/shows Hilary Burt's Blue Calluna is: Lucy Pickering - vocals, flute; Beccy Rork - soprano, sax, tenor sax, flute; Kate Hogg - alto sax, flute, bansuri flute, penny whistle; Hilary Burt - alto sax, flute; Tom Phelan - keyboards; Richard Leney - bass guitar; Alex Eberhard - drums, guitar; Chris Stockel - percussion, drums. "Thoughtful, innovative, contemporary" "The music has human warmth and strength" "Rich generous arrangements" "You compose music with such warmth and sunshine. Restorative is the word that comes to mind."