Duo’s technical wizardry

Hoofer Lee Payne joins forces with American drummer, composer and vocalist Vinx for Hands, Mouth and Feet at Worthing’s Connaught Studio on Saturday, April 12.

The duo combines technical wizardry with high-energy tap-dance and music to create Hands, Mouth and Feet’s distinctive mix of funk-fuelled bass-lines, drumming, vocals and dance.

As a professional dancer, Lee reached the semi-final of Sky1’s Got To Dance in 2012, performing A Hoofer’s Song, and has previously worked in a range of musical theatre productions, including Riverdance, Singing In The Rain and Magic of The Dance. Hoofing is a heavier style of tap-dance in which the foot is kept closer to the floor, allowing Lee to focus on the rhythm and take inspiration from Vinx’s music.

Praised by Stevie Wonder and Sting, Vinx has performed and toured with artists including Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones and Darius Rucker. His musical style bridges the boundaries of jazz world music and soul. He is the founder of the New Hampshire Songwriters’ Soul Kitchen Workshops and Shire Vocal Summit.

Starts 7.30pm. Call 01903 206206 or log on to www.worthingtheatres.co.uk.