Latest Gigs

Gigs & concert details for upcoming Way Out West events. All our upcoming gigs are listed below along with band personnel, dates, what kind of music it is, plus info on the venue and tickets. Hope to see you at a gig!

January 2019 Gigs

23rd @ Bull’s Head. Kwartet

A dynamic, chordless quartet featuring much interweaving and musical interplay between the two sax front line. Tony and Tim have played together a lot so this is a great setting for them to “run wild” both on original tunes and standards. The contemporary feel of the band’s output embraces euro-roots to the American song book , its identity residing in the playing, rather than the categories.

This is unpretentiously joyous music-making
(John Fordham, The Guardian)

  • Tim Whitehead, Tony Woods – saxes
  • Dave Jones – Bass
  • Tom Hooper -drums

Venue & tickets – The Bull’s Head, Barnes
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY
Gig starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

February 2019 Gigs

8th @ Cafe POSK. Scott Willcox Band

The band exists out of a remark from Michael Garrick ‘if you want your music played, form your own band’. At the time (Old Vortex) I thought ‘in your dreams’, but…..here we are. The band in its present 10-piece form has been around for about 4yrs. A lot of this time has been given to the production of ‘All Change!’, being the first production by this 10-piece orchestration. It gets a 3star review in Jazz Journal Dec 2018″

Pete Hurt, Chris Biscoe, Bob McKay, Julian Costello, – saxes, Andy Gibson , Gabriel  Garrick – trpts., Martin Gladdish – trbn., Andy Cleyndert – bass, Kate Williams – pno., Gary Willcox – drums, Scott Willcox – composer

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

10th @ Home Guard. Way out West All Stars

Songs, instrumentals, standards and originals from the WOW All Stars

Tom Millar – Piano

Venue & tickets – Home Guard Club, East Sheen
76a Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, SW14 8LA
Gig starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.

20th @ Bull’s Head. Tom Millar Quartet

Since Tom Millar’s quartet’s debut album release, Unnatural Events, in 2017, he has taken the band on a 20-date UK tour, and received extensive radio play including BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM and London Jazz Radio. He was made a City Music Foundation Artist in 2018, which will support the band’s second album recording in 2019. For tonight’s gig at the Bull’s Head, they will present new original material composed for this album, as well as hits from their first album.

“Finely crafted tunes and thoughtful improvisations” Tim Whitehead

“Millar’s writing is part of a lineage of polished modernism whose building blocks are to be found in the holy trinity of Herbie, Chick and Bill Evans, but whose additional masonry has pleasing echoes of their scions, namely Pat Metheny and Brian Blade. At its highpoint the performance reaches a poetic, pastoral grace.” Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise

  • Tom Millar – Piano
  • Matt Ridley – Double Bass
  • Alex Munk – Guitar
  • Dave Storey – Drums

Venue & tickets – The Bull’s Head, Barnes
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY
Gig starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

March 2019 Gigs

Nette Robinson1st @ Cafe POSK. Kate Williams & Nette Robinson

Acclaimed pianist and composer Kate Williams joins the superb vocalist Nette Robinson for a programme of sumptuous songs, including compositions by Bill Evans, Kenny Wheeler, Michael Garrick and more.

Kate Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that’s all her own. (The Observer)

Nette Robinson has a lovely clear, unfussy vocal sound and she negotiate(s) the tricky angular turns in Bill Evans’ songs with total ease. (The Telegraph)

  • Kate WilliamsKate Williams – Piano
  • Nette Robinson – Voice
  • Matt Ridley – bass
  • Chris Nickolls – drums

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

10th @ Home Guard. Way out West All Stars

Songs, instrumentals, standards and originals from the WOW All Stars

Venue & tickets – Home Guard Club, East Sheen
76a Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, SW14 8LA
Gig starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.

April 2019 Gigs

5th @ Cafe POSK. NTJO – Nette and Tony’s Jazz Orchestra

Tony WoodsAn exciting and outstanding big band led by Tony Woods and Nette Robinson. The NTJO presents re-workings of Tony’s compositions, originally written for his band the “Tony Woods Project”, arranged by both Tony Woods and Nette Robinson and featuring an all-star line up.

“European sensibility and American grooves united” (Jazz Uk) “Combines a jazz edge with the melodic zest of folk… delightful” (BBC Radio 3)

” Full of surprises” **** (the Guardian), “Woods is phenomenal” (BBC Music Magazine)

“Definitely Jazz for the 21st Century” (Jazz Journal)

  • Saxes
    • Tony Woods
    • Pete Hurt
    • Tim Whitehead
    • Martin Dunsdon
    • Chris Biscoe.
  • Trumpets
    • Andy Gibson
  • Trombones
    • Eoghan Kelly
  • Guitar – Mike Outram
  • vibes – Robert Millett
  • bass – Andy Hamill
  • drums – Milo Fell

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

14th @ Home Guard.

Venue & tickets – Home Guard Club, East Sheen
76a Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, SW14 8LA
Gig starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.

17th @ Bull’s Head. Profiles of Mingus

Chris BiscoeFormed as Mingus Moves more than twenty years ago, Profiles of Mingus embodies the spirit of the great musical tradition of Charles Mingus while giving free reign to a powerhouse collective of improvisers. Concentrating on Mingus’s portraits of fellow musicians, lovers, political opponents and one toilet-trained cat, Profiles of Mingus ranges widely across the jazz spectrum.

  • Chris Batchelor
  • Chris Biscoe
  • Josephine Davies
  • Kate Williams
  • Larry Bartley
  • Gary Willcox

May 2019 Gigs

3rd @ Cafe POSK. Dave Jones Nonet

Special Launch Concert presenting music recorded for the debut CD of Dave’s Nonet with special guests.

This evening presents Dave’s arrangements of standards, classic jazz repertoire and his original compositions evoking the energy and atmosphere of big band swing alongside latin jazz and contemporary European jazz textures. Expect a dynamic evening with gentle and evocative moments through to blistering highs with improvising of the highest level.

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

June 2019 Gigs

7th @ Cafe POSK.

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

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Way Out West gigs are at the following venues

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0RF
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

Venue & tickets – The Bull’s Head, Barnes
373 Lonsdale Road, Barnes, SW13 9PY
Gig starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

Venue & tickets – Home Guard Club, East Sheen
76a Richmond Park Road, East Sheen, SW14 8LA
Gig starts at 7:30 pm
Tickets: £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.

Venue & tickets – Inventions & Dimensions, Kingston
46 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames KT2 5EE
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets: £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.