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Buxton International Festival

Ben Crosland - The Ray Davies Songbook

, 8:00pm Pavilion Arts Centrebutton--dates-and-timesDates & Times

Ben Crosland Bass
Theo Travis Saxes
John Etheridge Guitar
Steve Lodder Piano/keyboards
Nic France Drums

Ray Davies’ songs are rooted in the blues, music hall, popular song, variety and musical theatre – the perfect vehicles for jazz interpretation. Ben Crosland began his musical education at the age of 13 by taking up the drums, and the Kinks’ singles were constantly on the Dansette as he played along in his bedroom. Fifty years on, as bandleader and composer/arranger, he is again discovering new subtleties and strengths in these wonderful compositions and has assembled a quintet of international quality to perform these imaginative arrangements.

Dates & Times

  • Duration: 2hr 30mins (includes interval)
  • Price: £20