- Tickets: £10 early-bird | £15 from 18 April
- Company: The Spin
- Extras: May contain haze. Please note: all seating is unreserved.
The Spin is delighted to welcome back to the OFS, the Oxley – Meier Guitar Project, a year-to-the-day since they filmed their superb ‘lockdown film’, streamed from the OFS to re-open the club after more than a year of Covid-caused closure.
This is a unique band, very much straddling contemporary jazz with world music. Both leaders have travelled the world, bringing various influences to their compositions from countries such as Indonesia, North and South America and Turkey. There may be 10 differing types of guitars (including fretless 11-string, sitar guitar, electric and acoustic 12 strings…), used to deliver a truly broad expanse of varied soundscapes for the listener.
This is a band that likes to make full use of the dynamic range, from the most tender of ballads to pieces of full-on power. They have performed in all sorts of places, from Ronnie Scott’s (most recently, two months ago) to The Wigmore Hall to the Musicport World Music Festival and many other jazz festivals.
This promises to be a night of scintillating fare, engaging and appealing to anybody interested in (guitar!) music.
The band are:
Pete Oxley ~ various guitars
Nicolas Meier ~ various guitars
Raph Mizraki ~ acoustic and electric basses; percussion
Paul Capaciti ~ drums; percussion.
“When it comes to empathy, this duet of guitar virtuosi comes close to perfection” ~ The Observer
“Not just a guitar album to love, a jazz album to savour, but a joyous album of music that reaches towards a goal beyond” ~ Jazzwise
“These two resourceful maestros reach out to a wide audience” ~ The Guardian
Don’t miss this….and don’t miss the ‘early bird’ deal of a third off the ticket price: Book NOW!
Parking & Access
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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Disabled patrons are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01865 263990.
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.
Events in the Theatre
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).
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 email@example.com) and we will talk with you about your needs.
Events in the Studio
There is level entry into the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the Studio.
Events in the Loft
There are six steps leading up to the Loft space, with no lift. If you would like to discuss this to find out more, please get in touch.
There is step-free access to the Gallery – level entry through the George Street entrance, and via lift from the Gloucester Green entrance.
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the ticket office on 01865 263990 or e-mail email@example.com.
Chairs in the theatre
Our chairs are a standard dining-chair size, measuring 40cm deep by 37cm wide, with a metal frame. Some have arms, and some do not. They are all joined together at the sides, to form rows. If this is likely to pose a problem for you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss how to make your visit more comfortable.