If you're in the smoke on 24th August you might want to head over to Le Quecumbar in Battersea to see the first performance of the newly formed John Wheatcroft Acoustic Quintet.
John´s incredible versatility as a player is well known throughout the guitar world - this project however is inspired directly by the style he loves the most, the music of Django Reinhardt.
With a set that includes both original compositions and fascinating re-arrangements of popular standards, John takes the Django style right up to date.
The Quintet's line-up features John´s old rhythm partner from John Jorgenson´s Quintet, the amazing Andy Mackenzie, along with Jim Clark on second rhythm guitar.
Both John and Andy will be holding a joint masterclass during the day before the performance covering both soloing and rhythm techniques, from 11am-4pm. Tickets are priced at £30, whilst tickets for the performance are £12 in advance or £15 on the door. Places are limited so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment. All are available online at www.quecumbar.co.uk