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Ariel Posen, Rob Harris, Paul Turner and Derrick McKenzie (Sold Out)

Coughlan's, Douglas St.

Tue 4 Dec 2018
6:00 pm

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4 incredibly accomplished, talented and skilful musicians come together for this once off show.

With enormous shared experiences between them, having performed and recorded with such vast arrays of different artists, while individually bringing their unique voices and styles to so many projects, in different genres.

We are delighted to bring them together for this unmissable show.

Please note it is an early show with doors at 6pm.

Ariel Posen

Ariel is a singer/songwriter, internationally-renowned guitarist, producer, solo artist and member of the Juno Award-winning band, . The Bros. Landreth lifelong musician, there are few roles Ariel Posen hasn't played.

Although born in Winnipeg, Posen spent much of his childhood on the road, traveling from show to show with his musician parents. He began playing guitar at 9 years old, kicking off a career that eventually found him traveling the globe for his own gigs, including shows as a member of the roots-rock band The Bros. Landreth. The group built its audience on the road, opening for Bonnie Raitt one minute and performing with John Oates the next. They also won a Juno Award for their debut album, Let it Lie. Several years after accepting that award, Posen began working on an album of his own, tracking his new songs in the same studio in which his parents once recorded their albums.

How Long marks Posen's long-awaited solo debut, showcasing not only his chops as an instrumentalist, but his talents as a diverse songwriter, too. The record casts a wide net, moving from rootsy blues to R&B to melodic rock & roll. A co-writer and producer for artists of all genres, Posen shows the full range of his talents on these 10 tracks, nodding to his influences — including The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Mayer and more — along the way. How Long is not a guitar record, although there's certainly plenty of guitar to be heard here. Instead, it's a song record, filled with hooks, autobiographical lyrics, and Posen's compelling voice.

Rob Harris

The early 90’s was when Rob really began to flourish, recording and touring with The Pasadenas, Gary Numan, Mark Owen, Alphaville eventually joining the band Jamiroquai as a member in 1999 which continues to this day. Rob has played and co- written on the albums Funk Odyssey, Dynamite, Rock Dust Light Star and has most recently played on the band’s 2017 release Automaton and embarking on a global tour with the band in the April of the same year.

His credits also include: Beverly Knight, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Lighthouse Family, Don Airey (Deep Purple), Katy Perry, JP Cooper, Era, Gabriella Aplin, Will Young, Julian Perretta, Duke Dumont, Paloma Faith, Robbie Williams, Lego Batman (Soundtrack), Louisa Johnson and The Ministry of Sound’s Stripped Album, Kanye West, to name but a few.

Rob currently lives in Cambridgeshire where he records and teaches in between tour dates at his well-equipped studio. He also spends much of his time giving masterclasses and hosting educational workshops to music students and guitar enthusiasts, across the globe.

Paul Turner

Although known primarily as a member of Jamiroquai since 2005, and for his association with Annie Lennox since 2002, Paul has also recorded and/or performed live with more than 70 "name artistes", including icons like Tina Turner, Bryan Ferry, Tom Jones, Robbie Williams and George Michael.

Paul cut his teeth at a young age with respected soul singers like Ruby Turner and Edwin Starr, before going onto tour the world with many of the UK’s most successful pop bands, generally during their heyday. He juggled those arenas with club dates, theatre tours and recording sessions for numerous R&B singers, such as Omar, Lamont Dozier and Mica Paris and jazz-funk names like Down To The Bone and Jeff Lorber.

Between Jamiroquai commitments Paul is active in many genres of music and in a variety of surroundings. These include new projects like the classy and groovy "Trioniq", party mash-up specialists "Groovesonix" and the eclectic progressive rock trio "The Dark Sinatras", as well as the currently dormant funk/soul band "Shuffler". He was also in the house band for the live performances of the 2013 season of the UK TV show The Voice and continues to record for various artistes.

He has also performed live on many of the top music programmes worldwide including Later With Jools and TFI, in the UK, the Late Show With David Letterman and Tonight With Jay Leno in the US.

His live event broadcasts have included major events such as Live 8, 2 x Nelson Mandela 46664, 4x MTV Music Awards, 2x Nobel Peace Prize Awards, 3x Rock In Rio and 5x Party In The Park.

Derrick McKenzie

Derrick joins his Jamiroquai rhythm

section colleagues Rob Harris and Paul Turner for the gig which will

also feature the great Ariel Posen on guitar.

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