Maggs'Groove ~ Tenor Madness Just Friends
Desafinado Master Blaster
Videos of Maggs' Groove by Martyn Baker at YouGig Studios
Photos ~ David Forman
Beccy met guitarist Lou Maggs when they were playing together for a wedding function band and were asked to perform as an acoustic Duo during the afternoon.
They started playing together again in late 2019 in a new 6 piece Blues and Boogaloo project playing the music of Professor Longhair, Dr John, The Meters and others, which was sadly scuppered by lockdown.
They began rehearsing together again as a duo in 2021, enjoying the opportunity of playing live again, and had a monthly residency at Chambers Bistro in Shoreham.
They play a mixed repertoire of Jazz, Latin, Soul and Blues from artists like Al Jarreau, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Aretha Franklin and Burt Bacharach as well as favourites by Wes Montgomery, Cannonball Adderley and Lou Donaldson.
Beccy first began playing with Charles Rickards on guitar during her time at Leeds College of Music, playing in and around Leeds from September to June, then touring through France playing alto with the Moliendo Café Jazz Trio during the summer months.
They picked up where they left off and continued as the Moliendo Café Duo when they both found themselves living in Brighton and Hove in the 2000s. From small private garden parties, to weddings, street parties, graduation dinners, business conferences and product launches to accompanying diners on the Orient Express, Moliendo Café have been playing together for over 25 years.
Beccy’s saxophone and piano duo with keys/melodica/synth wizard Ben Jones (Alice Russel, Bungaroosh, 12 Stone Toddler).
When Beccy moved to Brighton in 2000 she met Ben Jones through other musicians studying at Chichester College. They had regular gigs playing tunes from Horace Silver, Billy Strayhorn, Joe Henderson and Chick Corea, as well as some of Ben’s original compositions. Recently they have played together again with Ben and Matty Eeles’ originals collaboration band ‘Bungaroosh’ (Nov 2023)