• Tickets: Standard: £5 | Pay more: £10 | Pay even more: £15
  • Company: The Spin
  • Extras: This is a special streamed concert

Details

Book now to watch the show on-demand, any time, until 27 May. Buy your ticket and the link will be in the confirmation email. 

Following the enforced closure of the The Spin jazz club in March 2020, The Spin is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Oxford’s arts centre, the Old Fire Station.

This new team is putting together a short series of top-notch, filmed concerts – performed in the OFS’s lovely black-box theatre. There will thereafter be a stunning programme of live gigs – news of this to follow.

We present the Oxley – Meier band of five virtuosi musicians in a special streamed concert*. Led by two guitarists with 40 critically-acclaimed CDs of original music to their names, this gig will feature their scintillating compositions, taking the listener on an aural journey – via their soundscapes – from Turkey to Brazil, .

Using ten different guitars, their music employs multi colours and layers, bringing out anything from deep grooves to lushly harmonic ballads.

Of their last album (with this very quintet), guitar maestro Ralph Towner (of the group ‘Oregon’) wrote:

“This album is a wonderful example of the high level of music that can be made by combining two great guitarists/composers/improvisers such as Pete and Nicolas. They have put together a feast of virtuosity, delivered with depth, wit and joy”.

This concert will be beautifully filmed and recorded; it will be introduced by The Spin’s first ever guest, John Etheridge.

The band:

Pete Oxley ~ guitars
Nicolas Meier ~ guitars
Raph Mizraki ~ basses
Paul Cavaciuti ~ drums
Keith Fairbairn ~ percussion

* Once tickets have been purchased (from the OFS), you will be given a link to the Youtube broadcast.

Parking & Access

Parking

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

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Access

Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

We hope everyone feels welcome at the Old Fire Station. We are always working to make our venue more accessible – please do let us know if we can help.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft. If an event is in the Loft, this will be clearly stated on the event’s web page.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space. If you would like to discuss hire of the space, or any of the events taking place in the Loft, please get in touch.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.