Friday 6th May, 7-11PM, Observer Building, Hastings (After-party at the Printworks ‘til 1AM)

A Hastings first!!! We are delighted to introduce Cabaret-noir sensation, Dusty Limits. Usually found in the Vauxhall Tavern or headlining Southbank’s Wonderground, Dusty will be joined by a feast of Hastings talent to provide a night of surprises and delight.

Jazz legend and multi award winning artist Liane Carroll with bass maestro Roger Carey and feisty folk duo Blakeley & Son will be joining Dusty along with a pop up appearance from Barefoot Opera all brought together by local musician and event director, Russell Field, to create an unforgettable evening.

Known for his three-octave range, “scandalously witty” (The Scotsman) Dusty Limits brilliantly interprets a wide range of song including Brel, Weill, Portishead and David Bowie, also penning his own often macabre titled songs such as “Cocaine Socialist” and “I am a jolly self-harmer”. Dusty’s sell-out Café de Paris ‘Black Cat Cabaret’ topped the London Cabaret Awards. Voted ‘Best Host / Compère’ three times (London Cabaret Awards). www.dustylimits.co.uk

Liane Carroll is a legend in the UK and abroad. “…powerful, soul-inflected… Ella Fitzgerald-like improv athleticism” (The Guardian), ‘Best British Vocalist’ (British Jazz Awards 2013) as well as ‘Best new CD’ for “Seaside” (British Jazz Awards 2015). A regular at Ronnie Scott’s, London, Liane still finds time to play to her local fans here in Hastings. www.lianecarroll.co.uk

Blakeley & Son’s fiddle music ranges from trad through to world and improvised Jazz. Garry Blakeley’s played alongside the likes of Steeleye Span and Christy Moore and recorded with folk legend Barry Dransfield. Garry is currently a member of the celebrated Feast of Fiddles. www.garryblakeley.co.uk / www.edwardblakeley.com