SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's regular offering of live jazz, soul & funk!
Each month a guest vocalist features in a themed opening set, before an array of musicians combine for the jam.
'Sounds of the 70s'
SE11 Sessions is Tea House Theatre's monthly night of jazz, soul & funk! Each month a guest vocalist fronts the house band, before musicians of all influences and ages link up for a scintillating jam.
The 1970s offered something for everyone - an ambiguous, fragmented decade of excess & shortages, hedonism & melancholy, austerity & decadence. And bubbling beneath it all a pop music revolution, the reverberations of which are still felt today. To open September's session we shine a light on a few of the great '70s revolutionaries, with a set featuring the brilliant Jana Vargová.
Jana grew up in a musical family in her hometown of Bratislava (Slovakia). Surrounded by classical music, jazz, fusion, folk rock and pop, she started singing at a very young age and later took up piano and flute. She continued her studies in Slovakia, Austria and France and started writing her own music. After moving to London in 2014 she formed a folk/pop/rock band under the stage name ‘’Lanterns’’. Her melodic rock influenced songs draw you into a world of self-reflection, contemplating loss and gain, roaming and searching for home and fascination with the unknown. Her profound love of folk rock sprouts from the '70s era, and is the inspiration behind her opening set for SE11 Sessions.