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| BLUE JAR
Violin/guitar duo with vocals
Specializing in Django/Grappelli style Gypsy Jazz, this versatile duo perform many styles of music. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Irish through jazz standards, Classical favourites to contemporary rock and pop.
BLUE JAR are made up of husband and wife team Lesley Locke (violin,vocals) and Tommy Locke (guitar) They have both been professional musicians for over 20 years, and formed this duo in 2003.
TOMMY LOCKE (guitar) studied at the Ulster College of Music in Ireland. In over 30 years in the music business he has been involved with most styles of music, numerous bands and many commercial recordings. He recently performed and recorded with the esteemed Louis Stewart.
LESLEY LOCKE (violin/vocals) studied at Trinity College of Music, London. She has freelanced with many orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland. She was with the Dennison String Quartet for 25 years and is currently playing with Aphrodite Strings in Cyprus. She has made many recordings and performances for TV and Radio; most notably playing with Vanessa Mae live on BBC
BLUE JAR first performed at garden party for HRH The Prince of Wales. Since then, they have performed throughout Europe, including Womex and The Marbella International Film Festival, Spain; MEI, Italy; and toured Denmark alongside Peter Gabriel and the Gypsy Kings. They have 2 albums released in the UK, USA, India and the Middle East whilst signed to WOA Records.
They have been in Cyprus since Feb 09 and have performed in The Capital Coast Hotel, The Elysium Hotel, The Amathus Beach Hotel, The Athena Beach Hotel; Artio, Goosefat & Garlic, Colisseum I and II, Brahms & Liszt restaurants, and over 160 weddings; they have also performed as part of the Music in the Mountains programme.
They currently have residencies at:
La Vigna Trattoria, Coral Bay
The StoneHouse Inn, Peyia
Thalassa Hotel, Coral Bay
Mp3s, videos, photos and info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/bluejar
Contact: Lesley Locke
Updated: August 16, 2011
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