Music Café back at SJT

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MUSIC CAFÉ makes a welcome return to the Stephen Joseph Theatre on Saturday.

Four young singer / guitarists – one with a band, the others solo - share the bill, which will be promoted by Mojo’s, Acoustic Gathering and the SJT.

Juniper Roots evolved in late 2010 when singer/songwriter Ben Sullivan, saxophonist and keyboard player Andy Walker, drummer Ruari Ferguson and bassist Matt Leon got together.

After recording a solo album, Ben wanted to progress and develop further. With a mutual love of all things jazz, soul and funk, the troupe rearranged existing songs and wrote fresh material. They are now recording an EP.

Scott Hutchinson’s songs range from roaring, driving, blues-tinged protest folk to bitter-sweet paeans of broken love and inner splendour. He says he has a message of joy for you all. 

Suffolk-born Daniel Whinney, now living in Scarborough, says he takes inspiration from “encounters past and present, and the unpredictability of days”. He says he has “great admiration for the words of Dylan and the Beats and the sound of a finely strummed acoustic guitar”.

After playing at open-mic nights around the town, Christopher Sheffield landed a slot at last year’s Acoustic Gathering, this year’s Coastival and now MusicCafé. Chris grew up in Bradford and moved to Scarborough to work at the university. His songs are about sadness and foxes. 

A tapas-style menu will be available until 9pm.