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Thane & The Villeins is the first album on the brand new independent label Hadleigh Jazz Records. It is also the first release of the organ trio I have with my pals Art Themen and Pete Whittaker. 

"A first-rate excellent set..Themen is one of the very few totally original, utterly engaging jazz musicians around"            ****           Dave Gelly - THE OBSERVER

"Just once in a while one chances upon a new album that is just perfect, and love at first listen.  Thane & The Villeins is one of those rare gems." James Henry - BEBOP SPOKEN HERE

"Magesterial..Art's version of Willow Weep For Me is enthralling"  Jack Kenny - JAZZ VIEWS

"Themen, a veteran master now, in such eloquent form"

          ****         Peter Vacher - JAZZWISE 

"Cracking album...In any other country he'd be regarded as a national treasure"

      Leonard Weinrich - LONDON JAZZ NEWS

"Boistrous and inventive as ever..funky and swinging"


Order a  copy from me for £10 plus £1.50 P&P, send me a message and I'll get one out to you straight away. Card payments accepted, we'd be thrilled to send you one!

Full Reviews here





Radio Interviews

BBC Radio 3 J to Z
BBC Radio 3 Jazz Record Requests- Alyn Shipton
BBC Radio Suffolk - Stephen Foster
BBC Radio Ulster - Walter Love

Gig Calender & Archive


Jan 20th Jazz At The Front Room Croydon (lunchtime)

Feb 5th Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds (eve)

March 27th Kenton Theatre, Henley On Thames 3pm matinee

April 11th Reform Club Pall Mall

April 22nd Saffron Hall Foyer

April 24th Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club

May 4th Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (lunchtime)

May 4th 606 Chelsea (evening)

June 14th Ronnie Scott’s Headline

June 18th Hadleigh Jazz Club (eve) as part of 'JATP'

June 24th Harwich Festival

July 4th Bexley Jazz Club

July 6th Concorde Club, Eastleigh

July 16th The Jazz Centre UK, Southend

July 26th Watermill Jazz w/John Etheridge's Blue Spirits

Oct 1st All Saints Church Dunsden

Oct 12 Scarborough Jazz Club

Oct 13 Leeds Seven Arts

Oct 14 Wakefield Jazz Club

Nov 11th The Bear Club, Luton

Nov 17th London Jazz Festival @ The Karamel Club 

Nov 23rd Fleece Jazz


August 21 Blue Room Lincoln (with John Etheridge)

August 25th Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho

August 26th Aberjazz Festival, Fishguard

August 30th Oaken Grove Vineyard, Henley -on-Thames

Sept 11th Peggy's Skylight, Nottingham 5pm & 8pm

Sept 12th Market Harborough Jazz Club (with John Etheridge)

Sept 14th Norwich Jazz Club

Sept 22nd Guildford Jazz Club (with Marianne Windham)

Nov 4th Two Sisters Arts, Trimley

Nov 12th EFG London Jazz Festival - Bulls Head Barnes

Nov 15th EFG London Jazz Festival - Cadogan Hall

Nov 19th Birmingham Jazz at 1000 Trades, Jewellery Quarter

Nov 24th Fleece Jazz


January 25th Fairycroft Arts, Saffron Walden 

March 7th Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds (with Chris Ingham)


May 7th Annie's Jazz Club, Southend

July 5th Fleece Jazz

October 2nd Southwold Jazz Club (with Chris Ingham)

Nov 14th Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall



July 13th Cadogan Hall

Oct 21st Ipswich Jazz Club