Think rat pack tribute group to a local acoustic folk singer-songwriter via a jazz queen; the Summer Seshes add a little je ne sais quoi when supping on selected Fridays in June and July, whetting your appetite for the main summer season.
Rat Pack Boys – Friday 5th June
Tommy Warren and Jonny Gray sing harmonised versions of the great swing classics, adding a contemporary twist to the smooth sounds of classic crooners past and present including Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick Jnr and Michael Buble. This dynamic duo have performed at some of the world’s finest venues, such as the Museu Nacional d’art Catalunya in Barcelona, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall & many top luxury hotels in Dubai. Don’t miss their one night only in Porthleven!
The Grace Notes – Friday 26th June
A retro sound infusion of musical moods and genres from the power and inspiration of gospel to the cool, smooth tones of groovy jazz and the rhythmic vibrations of soul, motown and funk. The Grace Notes went down a storm on Sunday night at this year’s Porthleven Food Festival and now they’re back for more music on the harbourside.
Makin’ Whoopee – Friday 10th July
Cool, sophisticated jazz will be the order of the day as Makin’ Whoppee take the floor. Stephanie Johnson has performed many times at Amélies with her burlesque group The Slinky Minskys. Now this dramatic diva and her silky smooth voice are returning to entertain diners, accompanied by pianist Don Deacon, whose career has seen him perform as a soloist, band member and session musician. He’s also written songs and composed and arranged music for film, television and ballet.
Kai Hoffman – Friday 17th July
If you love jazz and a great night out, you’ll adore the silky, rich voice, joie-de-vivre and infectious performance of blonde bombshell Kai Hoffman. ‘The Queen of Swing’ (Ian Shaw — BBC Jazz Awards winner Best Vocalist 2004 & 2007) is a resident singer at Ronnie Scott’s and has gained much critical praise for her latest album Do It While You Can.
Charlie Wingfield – Friday 24th July
This charismatic singer-songwriter from Porthtowan performs acoustic folk songs that tell tales of his life and environment and echo the contours of his Cornish homeland: harsh and rugged at times, but refreshed with waves of sunshine and good vibes.
Book a table for the evening to get your food/ music fix. Diners pay a small per person cover charge for a full evening of entertainment.