Shoreham's Ropetackle confirms reopening show

Shoreham’s Ropetackle will be reopening its doors with Alfonso The Magnificent kicking off the summer shows for a live audience on Thursday, May 20 at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

Alfonso The Magnificent
Alfonso The Magnificent

Nicky Thornton, marketing manager, said: “This promises to be an evening of magnificent music and joy; a real shot in the arm and a boost to the system… just what the doctor ordered.

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“Alfonso the Magnificent, formed in Shoreham 2019, comprises Leo Gibbs (guitar/vocal), Mervyn Wallis (violin), Nathan Marshall (drums/percussion) and Dave Warner (accordion/piano).

This will be their fourth appearance at Ropetackle; most recently they performed a live web streamed gig to a world-wide audience from New Zealand, France, Germany, the USA and even as far afield as Goring! Alfonso the Magnificent is an innovative and exciting group, mixing traditional genres of jazz, gypsy jazz, Latin, classical and modern folk to create a unique sound of their own. Performing original songs, from melancholic ballads to toe-tapping upbeat dance tunes, they are a great live act and gaining new fans all the time. Despite the severe restrictions caused by lockdown, the band have continued writing and rehearsing via Zoom.However they can’t wait to play live at their favourite venue.

“Ropetackle has full Covid-safe measures in place and plenty of experience delivering safe events, having reopened last year from August through to December (excepting the November lockdown). It’s been a challenging time for all venues, but we are more than ready to go again. We have a great summer programme lined up, with children’s shows, films, great music, comedy and talks. We look forward to welcoming everyone back with some brilliant live entertainment and will continue to make public safety our priority.”