Latest Gigs

September 2018

19th @ Bull’s Head. Gary Willcox Qrt

This band started in 2007, performing Gary’s own compositions and arrangements of material by some of his musical heroes, e.g. Charlie Parker, Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk. The band includes some of the leading names from the U.K.’s jazz scene, Oli Hayhurst on double bass & Steve Main on saxes.

Inspiring and in the moment playing. Love it – Jerry Bergonzi

  • Gary Willcox – drums
  • Stephen Main – alto sax
  • Oli Hayhurst – double bass
  • Ross Stanley – piano

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

28th @ Clock House

Friday Night Sessions at the Clock House

A chance to hear the WOW Collective working together in unexpected combinations and drawing on their vast range of original and standard repertoires.

Venue & tickets – The Clock House, Teddington
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Table Service for food and drink
Tickets £10 and £5 students

October 2018

05th @ Cafe Posk. Kate Williams and Dave Jones – Autumn Colours

Way Out West Present “Kate Williams and Dave Jones Autumn Colours”. A collaboration between established two ‘Way Out West’ members Kate Williams – piano and Dave Jones – bass with special guests including Gareth Lockrane – flutes, Stefanos Tsourelis – guitar and oud and Tristan Malliot – drums.

This evening presents a reflective set of music inspired by the colours, mood and atmosphere of Autumn with music drawn from both the classic and modern jazz repertoires plus original music by Kate and Dave with some new music premiered for this special evening. Expect jazz musicianship, interaction and music or the very highest order from these musicians and friends who endeavour always to create music which communicates between the performers and the audience.

Kate Williams is a jazz pianist, composer and teacher who has a string of acclaimed recordings under her own name with unique and wonderful music featuring many of the UK’s finest jazz musicians such as Bobby Wellins, Stan Sultzman, Gareth Lochrane and Julian Siegel playing in a range of evolving ensembles chosen as vehicles for her compositions and arranging. Truly one of the finest jazz pianists in the UK. “…crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow.” “Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that’s all her own” – The Observer **** Bassist Dave Jones has played with an extremely wide range of jazz groups and musicians such as Ronnie Scott’s Soul and Jazz Orchestra, Pete Cater Big Band, Stefanos Tsourelis Trio and Theo Travis etc. His playing has placed him alongside world class musicians such as Jacqui Dankworth and drummer Steve Gadd.  He is former head of Richmond Jazz School and has taught on a number of International Jazz Summer Schools. He has been a member of Way Out West for 8 years and he composes for a range of his own groups ranging in size from quartet to his Nonet with which he has recently recorded. “Dave’s writing is sophisticated and nuanced. Just when you think you know where he’s going, there is a change of texture or tempo, you do find yourself in an unexpected place and …. it’s beautiful!! … “ London Jazz News’. Tonight they are joined by two outstanding guest musicians Gareth Lochrane on flutes who is regarded as one of the UK’s premier jazz flautists, drummer Tristan Malliot who is  long standing collaborator with both of the WOW rhythm section players and Stefanos Tsourelis playing guitar and oud.

  • Kate Williams – piano
  • Dave Jones – bass
  • Gareth Lockrane – flutes
  • Stefanos Tsourelis – guitar and oud
  • Tristan Malliot – drums

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
Tickets £5 students, £10 in advance and concession, £12 on the door.
Gig starts at 8:30 pm

24th @ Bull’s Head. Henry Lowther’s Still Waters

Henry Lowther’s Still Waters plays music from their new CD “Can’t Believe, Won’t Believe”. From slow ballads to free improvisation and everything in between, the band’s approach is all encompassing.

“The more you listen, the more you find” – Dave Gelly, The Observer

“National treasure: Henry Lowther, a giant of British jazz” – BBC Music magazine

  • Henry Lowther – Trumpet
  • Pete Hurt – Tenor Sax
  • Barry Green – Piano
  • Dave Green – Bass
  • Willie Thwacket – Drums

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

26th @ Clock House

Friday Night Sessions at the Clock House

A chance to hear the WOW Collective working together in unexpected combinations and drawing on their vast range of original and standard repertoires.

Venue & tickets – The Clock House, Teddington
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Table Service for food and drink
Tickets £10 and £5 students

November 2018

16th @ Cafe Posk – LJF All Stars. Way Out West Side Story

“The more you listen, the more you find” – Dave Gelly, The Observer

  • Tim Whitehead – tenor sax
  • Tony Woods – alto sax
  • Kate Williams – piano
  • Dave Jones – bass

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
Tickets £5 students, £10 in advance and concession, £12 on the door.
Gig starts at 8:30 pm

21st @ Bull’s Head. LJF All Stars. The WoW Factor

  • Tom Millar – piano
  • Dave Jones – bass
  • Tony Woods, Tim Whitehead, Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt – Saxophones

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

25th @ Home Guard. LJF All Stars

  • Tony Woods
  • Nette Robinson
  • Emily Saunders
  • Chris Biscoe
  • Tim Whitehead
  • Dave Jones
  • Pete Hurt

30th @ Clock House – Kwartet?

Friday Night Sessions at the Clock House

A chance to hear the WOW Collective working together in unexpected combinations and drawing on their vast range of original and standard repertoires.

Venue & tickets – The Clock House, Teddington
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Table Service for food and drink
Tickets £10 and £5 students

December 2018

09th @ Home Guard. WOW All Stars

19th @ Bull’s Head. WOW Xmas Party!

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

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Way Out West gigs are at the following venues

Venue & tickets – Cafe POSK, Hammersmith
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
Gig starts at 8:00 pm
Tickets: £12 on the door, £10 in advance and concession, £5 students

Venue & tickets – The Clock House, Teddington
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets £10 and £5 students

Venue & tickets – Inventions & Dimensions, Kingston
Gig starts at 8:30 pm
Tickets £10, concessions for students, musicians, over 65s.