CCSPAʼs bar Two forty-minute sets with short interval
Emily Campbell’s Hot Fingers Band weave a story of jazz spanning the twenties through to the fifties. Emily Campbell (vocalist) is a regular addition to Hot Fingers, and has adapted her classical background – post graduate training at Trinity college of music and leading roles in Carmen and the Beggars Opera – to darker styles of jazz. Although influenced by such greats as Peggy Lee and Ella Fitzgerald, Emily has found her own unique style and voice.
AC Wood is standing in for ‘Spats’ Langham tonight on guitar. A regular addition to Hot Fingers, Andy is one of the country’s leading gypsy-jazz style guitarists, playing in bands such as Swing from Paris, and the Remy Harris Trio.
Although heavily influenced by Django Rheinhardt he easily and fluently adapts his guitar to many different styles.
Malcolm Sked started euphonium at school, joined the local brass band at thirteen, and the Charleston Chasers at sixteen on tuba and sousaphone. In 2000 he joined Bob Kerr’s Whoopee Band, and later introduced double bass to his repertoire when Hot Fingers was formed.
Danny Blyth (guitar and clarinet) went to ‘Spats’ Langham for guitar lessons in 2004, having previously played finger style folk guitar and mandolin, and six weeks later Hot Fingers was formed. In 2007 Danny took up the clarinet.
This event is sponsored by The Honorable Philip Smith
With thanks to Chipping Campden School Parents Association @CampdenPA