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image for Music - Jazz item typeDeptford Rivieras at Abberton at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Music - Jazz, Sat 30 Mar 2019, £10-£12

Deptford Rivieras

Deptford Rivieras


Church Road,


The ‘Deptford Riviera’ is the name given to the southern shore-line of the River Thames between Rotherhithe and Deptford Creek. Hailing from that zone in South East London, The Deptford Rivieras are a trio playing funky bluesy jazzy soul and ska in the style of '60’s Blue Note legends ?such as Jimmy Smith and Stanley Turrentine.

Gary Baldwin (Hammond Organ) is rated by Time Out magazine as “...the British Grand Master of the Hammond Organ”. He was a member of the seminal Tommy Chase Band who led the 90’s Jazz revival, & his studio credits include Portishead’s ‘Dummy’ album and albums for Morcheeba. He too has a long list of legendary artists with whom he has worked and collaborated among them Fats Domino, Doris Troy, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Lulu, Bryan Adams & Joss Stone.

Phil Veacock (Tenor Saxophone) is best known as a long-time member, main arranger and musical director of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. He has played with and arranged for an unbelievable roster of musical legends from every genre. A quick look at some of the names shows Soul legends such as Al Green, Barry White, Sam Moore, George Benson, Smokey Robinson and Martha Reeves, Blues legends such as B B King, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Irma Thomas and Slim Gaillard. Other genre-busting legends like Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr, Elton John, Van Morrison, Sting, Kylie and even Jessie J also feature.

Alan Savage (Drums) has had a long career in both the pop and jazz/blues fields backing such names as Joe Jackson, Alison Moyet, Olivia Newton-John and Freddie Mercury together with Bluesmen like Otis Grand and Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges. Currently, Alan is the driving-force behind OoBopSh’Bam one of the UK’s leading jump-jive/rock n roll outfits.

Refreshments including a bar will be available throughout the evening.
Doors open at 7pm.
£12 per adult, £10 per child (aged 8+ only). Booking essential. Call 01206 738172 to book.

Gift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toilets

Disabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 30 Mar 2019 19:00 to 22:00


£12 per adult, £10 per child (aged 8+ only). Booking essential. Call 01206 738172 to book.



Plan route to Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TL 962184  Lat: 51.83003 Long: 0.84717

Take the B1026 from Colchester and follow it for about 5 miles to Abberton


  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Disabled accessDisabled access