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Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear
St George's United Reformed Church
Hartlepool United Kingdom
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Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear
Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist,
instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of music that will, in equal measure have you
jigging in (or out of!) your seat or bring a tear to your eye. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal
songs (including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad). instrumental tracks (jigs / reels / slow airs / evolving
soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell!

Dave and Sally first toured together as a duo in July 2015. Such were the incredibly positive reactions to the
tour that they have continued work together whenever their busy schedules allow, bringing their magic to
audiences far and wide. Their first release together Live in the Studio (2018 - dvd) has received amazing
reviews and audience reactions.

"Dave Bainbridge, Thank YOU! ..it was a stupendous evening. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful performance. Sally's singing is incredible, we loved every minute! Everybody go and see this duo, they are something very special indeed, we can't wait to have them back. Debs Earl (promoter - www.folkinthebarn.co.uk)

"Great show last night with Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear." Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention)

I'm not sure I have the words to say how much I enjoyed every moment from 3pm to pack down - Sally (what a voice!) and Dave were a joy to work with and absolutely fantastic throughout. As for the gig one word - Brilliant!!!!!!!!!! Steve (promoter)

Thank you Dave and Sally for a brilliant gig in Rayleigh last night. Your guitar playing is a wonder to behold and the guitar tone sounds amazing. Sally sung beautifully and did the songs proud. Joel

Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear were amazing tonight, thank you for coming down and sharing your talent with us.
Keeley (Theatre manager)

Not only was the music excellent, but their personalties too Phil

Thank you very much for a beautiful evening and your exquisite music rare cherished sounds of heaven on earth. Poppy

What a wonderful evening we had last night watching Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear perform in Nottingham. Absolutely beautiful music! Aaron

Dave and Sally were simply amazing at The Mega Centre (Rayleigh) last night! I would recommend anyone who gets a chance to catch them playing live. Steven

Really enjoyed the concert tonight. The piano arrangements for Veil of Gossamer and Machrie Moor were
simply stunning! Hope to see you again soon. Philip

Dave Bainbridge
(Piano, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki)
Best known for his work with pioneering Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA and more recently Celestial Fire, Strawbs and Lifesigns, Daves multi-faceted career has led him into many musical genres and work with numerous artists including; Jack Bruce, Geoff Downes (DBA),Troy Donockley,
Buddy Guy, Gloria Gaynor, Mae McKenna, Moya Brennan,Snake Davis, Paul Jones, Phil Keaggy, Robert Fripp, Nick Beggs, Damian Wilson and many others.
Dave gained several performance awards during his time at Leeds College of Music (including BBC Radio 2 Best Jazz Soloist Award). As well as recording 13 albums with IONA, he has also released 3 solo albums, a Celestial Fire Live
DVD/2CD and several collaborations with both Troy Donockley and David Fitzgerald.

Bainbridge has always been known as a fantastic guitar
player, with his trademark soaring and searing leads.
However, he is an equally accomplished keyboard player.On Celestial Fire, he really shows off his ivory chops.  The instrumental parts are some of the coolest I've heard in years.It is far and away my favorite release of 2014 and gets my highest recommendation. David Taylor - www.spiritualprog.com

Dave Bainbridge is a a genius of immeasurable proportionsIf you are unfamiliar with him its time to make amends. Trust me. Nick Beggs (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett etc)

Bainbridges guitar playing is superb; his electric solos conjure Eric Johnson and Allan Holdsworth..Looking deeper, the music is genuinely touching, possessing a spiritual quality that speaks to the soul and inspires various states of positivity,from peaceful tranquility to breathless exhilaration. www.progressiveworld.net

Sally Minnear
(Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle, violin)
Daughter of multi instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the hugely respected and influential 70s progressive band Gentle Giant, Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians.  Sally had a minor hit with the song For You aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo Creatures of Habit as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatleys hugely
successful dance spectacular Lord of the Dance. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family.
She has contributed vocals recently for several artists, including Mistys Big Adventure, Dave Brons, John Holden & Pablo Ortiz.

Sally is also lead vocalist, multi instrumentalist in Daves band Celestial Fire.
Sally Minnears angelic vocals.I could listen to her all day and never lose interest www.seaoftranquility.org
Sally's voice brings an ethereal quality to the Iona songs"


St George's United Reformed Church (View)
Park Road
Hartlepool TS26 9HP
United Kingdom


Music > Celtic

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Paul Rodgers
On BPT Since: Nov 21, 2019
Paul Rodgers

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