In the spring of 2006 J.C. Grimshaw formed 'The Gramophone Party' with sister Angelina, Jack Tate, Rupert Brown, Paul Armfield and later Richard White.
The band was put together solely to perform at The Ventnor Jazz Festival, but after this one performance they were instantly booked for several other gigs including the main stage of Brecon Jazz Festival appearing later that summer, and more recently the main stage of Salisbury's Larmer Tree Festival.
'The Gramophone Party' brought out their C.D. 'It Happened In June' in time for Brecon. And so the band continues! 'The Gramophone Party' as a trio has more recently teamed up with Jake Oldershaw's Untied Artists performing a show charting the life and music of the crooner Al Bowlly, taking the band to more than 30 art centres and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011.
The Gramophone party made a great impression at the Jazz Weekend in 2015 and their morning gig was so popular that we had to invite them back. The Sunday brunch spot at the Quay Arts is always popular due to the excellent food and atmosphere and we expect this gig to be sold out well in advance.