Michael and Sadie Roach Wednesday 07 October 2020 19:30 Boisdale of Belgravia

Join father and daughter duo Michael and Sadie Roach for a rich programme of jazz and blues

Michael Roach, of Washington, D.C., USA, sings and plays guitar in an East Coast style of blues that dates back to the 1920s.  After spending several years learning directly from such well-known figures as John Jackson, John Cephas and Jerry Ricks, Michael has developed his own style and is now an exceptional performer.  He interacts with his audience and he entertains as he plays. 

For over 35 years, Michael has conducted numerous workshops throughout the USA and Europe.  As a cultural arts performer, he has promoted African-American culture through the use of blues music.  Michael is the Director for the annual Blues Week 2000 - 2020 programme (a week of lectures, guitar, harmonica, piano/keyboards and vocals tuition) at Exeter University (2000/2004) and the University of Northampton (2005/20016), the University of Worcester (2015) and Hartpury College (2017-20). 

Michael also presented 'Deep Blue', a three part series on blues music featured on BBC Radio 4 in March 2003.  It is Michael's communication skills together with his musicianship that has enabled him to bring about a greater understanding of blues music and the Black experience.  He has recorded 7 albums dating from 1993 and is well established in traditional blues music circles around the world.

Sadie Roach 

Sadie Roach is a former student of the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London studying jazz piano.  She has been playing jazz since she was 10 years old and lists Ray Bryant, Mary Lou Williams, Nina Simone and Horace Silver as her influences.  Being the daughter of Michael Roach, she also grew up on the blues and is familiar with the piano styles of all the great players.  Sadie is featured as a pianist and vocalist on Michael’s 2019 album called ‘Tryin’ Times’ with original songs and covers by Leadbelly and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. 

Bar and Cigar Terrace available for pre or post-show drinks! *Music, vibes and cocktails till 1 am

Jools Holland is Patron of Music at Boisdale of Belgravia which was founded in 1989. It is a lively, warm and atmospheric restaurant with a number of spaces, including the atrium roofed Macdonald Bar and restaurant, the lovely Courtyard Garden, and the comfortable Terrace, Speakeasy Whisky Bar, three private dining rooms, live music every night, wonderful modern and classical British cuisine and a superb wine list.

Parking is always possible close by after 6.30 pm without a permit.

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Boisdale of Belgravia - 15 Eccleston Street, London, SW1W 9LX