MUSIC FROM 7.30PM IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF 6 OR MORE WE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BOOKING IN ADVANCE.
THURSDAY 26TH MAY - 7.30PM
Rue - Duo with Bass Guitar Growing up in the small town of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, Rue made a name for herself by conquering the local gigging scene whilst simultaneously completing her degree in BA (Hons) Contemporary World Jazz. She has been making waves in music since her first EP release "Blinkers" in 2017, having pushed her sensational vocals, impressive fingerstyle guitar playing and beautifully nu-soul inspired songs all across the UK. Under her belt is an impressive number of major festival slots and stellar headline shows including Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Pizza Express Jazz Club in London, Mr Wolf’s in Bristol, The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and more. Rue brings a new and polished sound with her latest single 'Lucid', having developed through years of gigging both solo and with her band. Incorporating elements of jazz, rnb and nu-soul, Rue's guitar playing is influenced by likes of Tom Misch, Hiatus Kaiyote and Oscar Jerome. 'Lucid' received outstanding support from leading jazz station Jazz FM and was played across multiple shows. Rue’s ever-growing presence has gained her ongoing support from BBC Radio and other international radio stations. As a result, she’s made multiple live appearances on BBC Introducing & prime time BBC Spotlight TV. She has also supported major artists such as Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Newton Faulkner and James Arthur. Rue is an unsigned, independent artist currently based in Plymouth, Devon and is working towards releasing her debut album. "Transfixed. Like a symbiosis with her voice and guitar, it’s irresistible when she begins." - Soul Stripped Sessions "One of our most exciting BBC Introducing artists. Rue is a treasure." - BBC Introducing in Devon & Cornwall
THURSDAY 2ND JUNE - 7.30PM
Love Jazz? Love cocktails? Join us at Bar 1620 for a bravura display of contemporary saxophone with the Martin Dale Quartet. Martin Dale is one of the most popular saxophonists in the South West. He runs his own quartet and appears regularly as a guest soloist. He was a member of the John Burch Octet, taking the tenor sax position when Dick Morrissey became ill, and is also a member of the London based group “Sax Appeal” and "Jack Bruce Blues Experience". He has worked on the Q.E.2 as lead alto player, backing such artists as Neil Sedaka, Petula Clark, and Tom Jones. Martin’s Plymouth based band has worked with Jim Mullen, Roy Williams, Derek Nash, Dick Pearce, Bruce Adams, Digby Fairweather and the highly acclaimed Peter King to name but a few. Martin has also worked with the 2008 X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke. He has recorded for the BBC on radio and television sound tracks. To date he has released 8CDs which have been played on both Radio 2,3 and Jazz FM. Martin makes regular appearances at UK Jazz festivals, where he has performed with Lee Gibson, Alan Barnes, and Mark Nightingale.
THURSDAY 9th JUNE - 7.30PM
Comedy Night Another night of fun & frivolity is returning to Bar 1620 Dartmouth on Thursday 9th June. We would love for you and your guests to join us at an “Evening of Comedy at 1620” which we know will a hilariously entertaining evening! Acts will be announced shortly. Tickets £12 per person. Email or call us to book direct.
A Funky, Hard Groovin’ Organ trio , The Neil Burns Organ Trio has been a favourite at jazz festivals and clubs across the region and beyond for almost 10 years now. On Trursday 16th June they will be teaming up with one of the trio’s good friends, regular guest and 1620 favourite James Harris Sax on tenor saxophone to play boogaloo, funk and blue note grooves.
THURSDAY 23rd JUNE - 7.30PM
Sam Fearon - Singer/Songwriter Sam Fearon is a 26 year old singer/songwriter, he is a gifted & accomplished guitarist with a soulful voice & great stage presence. Sam uses his loop pedal to create a wall of sound to make his performance varied & eclectic appealing to a wide range of audiences. He also plays very unique covers in his set, putting his own style on some classics. Sam writes a lot of his own material & has recently been played on BBC Radio 2! With a new E.P that is out now, which is highly anticipated, he is a rising young talent, someone to watch and not to be missed!
THURSDAY 30th JUNE - 7.30PM
Russell Sinclair Duo - Blues Russell Sinclair was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1988 & moved to Devon in South West England in 1990 where he still lives. Musically Russell draws influence from a broad range of styles and genres especially Blues & roots based artists. His own music, although varied in sound and style, has roots in The Blues which is obvious from his high-energy guitar driven live shows which are heavily Blues and Blues Rock. His repertoire is broad & he tends to have multiple projects running simultaneously in line with the diverse range of music he creates & is influenced by.