The Shed challenges listeners with an ever-changing list of performers that the minds behind Smitty’s have curated to entertain and enlighten. You may think that going to see a classical accordionist or Indian Sarod player is out of your comfort zone, but trust that the Smitty’s team won’t lead you astray. The Shed is always forward thinking, but most importantly, always good.
Tom is very excited to be releasing his debut album with his group Asterope in September 2018 on the Edition Records label, as part of winning the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Prize. This gig will be the very first opportunity to hear Tom's fresh new music before they head to the studio in late January 2018. The band consists of Dave Storey- Drums, Billy Marrows- Guitar, Flo Moore- Bass, Rupert Cox- Piano and Tom Barford- Saxophones. Compositional influences include Brad Mehldau, Mark Lockheart, John Scofield, Paul Motion, Iain Ballamy and Troyka.
"His writing is wonderfully intricate and demanding and yet is exuberantly listenable. We are witnessing the birth of a new star in the jazz firmament." - Evan Parker
Doors 7pm, music from 8.30pm