Found: a Holiday tribute and an acoustic journey in the new season at The Spring in Havant

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri

Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri

Tom Torley of Havant Symphony Orchestra

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Whatever tickles your musical palate, there’s a good chance that the autumn season at the Spring Arts Centre will have something for you.

From jazz to folk, world music, pop and tribute acts, the Havant centre has got a busy few months coming up.

On October 8, they’re celebrating Black History Month with a concert featuring the infectious musical rhythms of three brothers from Senegal, Les Frères Guisse.

During this centenary year of jazz legend Billie Holiday’s birth, renowned British jazz vocalist Claire Martin will be paying her own tribute on October 17.

Staying in a jazzy mood, The Clark Tracey Quartet come to The Spring on Thursday, October 22.

Prog fans should check out The Book of Genesis on October 30, who return to The Spring after a sell-out show in 2014 – faithfully recreating all eras of England’s finest progressive rock band.

On October, 31, folk singer-songwriter Paul Armfield presents his show, Found, a suite of songs inspired by a collection of photographs gathered from the flea-markets of Berlin.

With the real deal’s outings increasingly rare, tribute act Not The Rolling Stones hit town on November 7.

Twenty-one years since their first live performance together, Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri are still going strong.

Join them on November 21, for an acoustic journey of stories and song.

Formed in late 2012 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Marmen Quartet has gone on to perform in prestigious locations all over the globe, including Carnegie Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Wigmore Hall. They are at The Spring on Monday, November 23.

With their first album of new material in more than 20 years, Autumn in the Neighbourhood, due for release, ’80s new-wave chart stars China Crisis pay a visit on November 27.

Award-winning crime-writer Mark Billingham, famous for the Tom Thorne novels, and leading country duo My Darling Clementine join forces to present The Other Half, a dark and glorious mix of song and story on November 28.

The world-famous baroque quartet Red Priest, present a cheering feast of music for December 21, midwinter’s day with two special performances – a one-hour matinee performance for families and a full-length evening concert.

Check thespring.co.uk for times and ticket prices.

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