Jazz Sabbath with support from Billy Watman
Jazz Sabbath is a jazz trio from the United Kingdom who play (instrumental) jazz interpretations of Black Sabbath songs. Helmed by pianist Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band since 2004), Jazz Sabbath explores the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal. Echoing already present jazz riffs and discovering new ones; extending the original song’s length in the process.
Presenting themselves as a jazz trio formed in 1968 and being the original writers of the tracks, later made famous by Black Sabbath, the Jazz Sabbath album was released in April 2020. The album was accompanied by an online documentary about the early days of Jazz Sabbath and the alleged theft of their songs by Black Sabbath.
The documentary gained extensive media coverage and the album itself got rave reviews from both rock and jazz critics; entering jazz album charts worldwide. In November 2020 a special mono edition of the album was released through Record Store Day. All 1500 copies were sold out in one day.
On the album Adam is joined by Ash Soan (Adele) on drums and Jerry Meehan (Robbie Williams) on bass, plus a number of guest musicians, such as Fraser T. Smith (Craig David, Sam Smith). However, all go by their 1960s pseudonyms.
An original concept and great musicianship - Jazz Journal
The music delivers - NYC Jazz Record
A roaring success - Jazzwise
The music is much bigger than the imagined legend - Jazz ‘n More Stunning - Jazz & Mo
It is fantastic - BBC radio
Some of the finest Sabbath covers ever - Decibel Magazine
Never has heavy metal been so groovy - MetalTalk
It’s a damn good one - Metal Injection
Fiendishly clever - Metal Rules
I’m really loving this - Ozzy Osbourne
Billy is a London (UK) based award winning 21 year old Anglo-Brazilian classical / fingerstyle instrumental guitarist, currently studying at The Royal College of Music – inspired by the likes of Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel, Mike Oldfield and Paco De Lucia.
In 2016, he reached the grand final of ‘Guitar Star’ – a guitar based talent show open to all ages and genres for Sky Arts TV, which was broadcast in Europe, Australia and South America.
An experienced live performer, he has graced the main stage of Towersey Festival along with Midge Ure and Billy Bragg and was musical guest of comedian Rory Bremner, performing live on BBC Radio Scotland and at 2 sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2016, where he has regularly performed on the Royal Mile since the age of 9.
During ‘Guitar Star’ Billy stunned audiences with some extraordinary performances – for judges and mentors including Jazz legend George Benson, Classical Virtuoso Miloš Karadaglic, Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, and David Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti – who described him as ‘a little genius’.
Dining tickets include a table reservation for the evening and a delicious two course dinner. Upon arrival you will be shown to your table where you can enjoy dinner & drinks before kicking back to enjoy the show. There are always vegetarian/vegan options on the menu and we are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements - although we kindly ask (in the case of major allegies) that guest notify us in advance where possible.
Premium booths require a minumum of 4 persons and there is a small additional surcharge for booking. Contact our showroom on 01825 790 200 to learn more and make a reservation. All guest are welcome to explore the showrooms (which are open all evening) before and after dinner and our friendly staff will be on hand to assist with any questions you have or purchases you may wish to make. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times and pay attention to any one way systems arranged around the venue.
Although we recommend dining tickets as the best way to experience our events, we also have limited room for standing guests at most shows. Due to the nature of our restaurant, standing guests are invited to use our bar and shopping areas until 30 minutes before the event. Standing guests are welcome to browse the Roger Dean Gallery, make use of the heated decking area and browse our showrooms until shortly before the show begins.
Please note our doors open at 7pm. Tickets are non refundable however in the unlikely event a concert is cancelled, a refund will be offered or a credit note issued.
Unless otherwise stated all concerts will begin around 9pm and generally finish between 11.15pm and midnight.
Shows will usually consist of two 45 minute sets with a short 20 minute interval although this may vary between events. Please check the event specific information on your tickets after purchase.
In line with the relaxation of Government guidelines we have made the following changes to our Covid policy. The measures below are for all of our upcoming events from 28 February 2022.
We very much look forward to the time when things can fully return to normal and we can welcome everybody back without these basic precautions.
If the above works for you...we look forward to seeing you at the show!
Get ready for the music of Black Sabbath as you have never heard it before...
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