At this time of year please forgive me a bit of nostalgia. On Saturday 10 January 2009, I wrote the very first article for this site. It was a preview of the 2009 Ian Shaw residency at Pizza Express Dean Street (LINK).
And now, thirteen years and nearly 11,000 articles later, here is a quick preview of this year’s jamboree. The residency opens a year which will contain a significant birthday for the St Asaph-born diamond…in June.
He has a fabulous array of guests for the fourteen gigs over nine days at the Pizza. The booking link with full details such as a description of each programme is at the bottom of this piece.
- Sunday 23 January –IAN SHAW and CLAIRE MARTIN (£25)
- Monday 24 January – IAN SHAW with NATALIE WILLIAMS (£20)
- Tuesday 25 January – IAN SHAW with TONY KOFI and BARRY GREEN, piano (£20)
- Wednesday 26 January – IAN SHAW with POLLY GIBBONS (£20)
- Thursday 27 January – IAN SHAW with CLARE TEAL in ‘Blame It On My Youth’ – shows at 7pm and 10pm (£25 / £25)
- Friday 28 January – IAN SHAW with HEATHER BAMBRICK and JAMES PEARSON, piano – shows at 7pm and 10pm (£25 / £15)
- Saturday 29 January (lunchtime) – IAN SHAW with GUY BARKER in ‘City to City’ (£25)
- Saturday 29 January (evening) – IAN SHAW with his TRIO– shows at 7pm and 10pm (£25 / £15)
- Sunday 30 January (lunch time) – IAN SHAW with JOE STILGOE in ‘I’m Hip – The Wit and Wonder of Words and Music'(£25)
- Sunday 30 January (evening) – IAN SHAW with MADELINE BELL and BARRY GREEN, piano (£25)
- Monday 31 January – IAN SHAW and MADELINE BELL In Music and Conversation (£25)