I harp you

Rock n’ Roll Romance single launch

Tara Minton in association with Spiritual Caipirinha Bar will be launching her first UK single, ROCK N’ ROLL ROMANCE!

Book it in your diary now and prepare for an evening of sensual magic as music fills the St Pancras Old Church from stone floor to it’s medieval rafters.

Joining Tara are:
Ed Babar on bass
Tom Early on drums
Tim Boniface on horns and keys
Duncan Menzies on violin

The delicate and enchanting Blanche Ellis will be opening and artistic delights and surprises will flicker before your eyes like dreams, followed by a set from Nick Harris, who is quite wonderful.

The secret ticket link for you and your friends is:
http://www.wegottickets.com/sct/e96eFwSeys

DON’T INVITE KNOBS! 

See you in Church….

(Source: 2014)

Sam Green & the Midnight Heist sound checking. #spiritualsessions #stpancrasoldchurch

Sam Green & the Midnight Heist sound checking. #spiritualsessions #stpancrasoldchurch

The Finsbury

Playing a sweet set of originals on a lazy Tuesday evening with The Little Unsaid, Sample Answer & Polly Money. Free tix. Come along if you can. 

Tara Minton Trio at the PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to play The PIZZA EXPRESS in Dean st, Soho for a lunchtime gig on Saturday the 8th of March. 

Show starts 1:00pm sharp. Two sets of originals and standards with Elías Gargallo Aguilella on drums and Dave Holden on bass. 

This will be my debut at the club so I really hope you can all come along and support. My new single “Rock n’ Roll Romance” will also be on sale. 

YAY!

http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazzBook.aspx?showId=346fd636-30d9-4fe0-aa1a-47e50cc7ff5e&showDateId=7142

Tara Minton Trio at the PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been invited to play The PIZZA EXPRESS in Dean st, Soho for a lunchtime gig on Saturday the 8th of March. 

Show starts 1:00pm sharp. Two sets of originals and standards with Elías Gargallo Aguilella on drums and Dave Holden on bass. 

This will be my debut at the club so I really hope you can all come along and support. My new single “Rock n’ Roll Romance” will also be on sale. 

YAY!

http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazzBook.aspx?showId=346fd636-30d9-4fe0-aa1a-47e50cc7ff5e&showDateId=7142

The Crooked Jacks at Spiritual Caipirinha Bar. What a night!!!!!!

The Crooked Jacks at Spiritual Caipirinha Bar. What a night!!!!!!

Opening

I open my eyes in the dark
Discarded clothes, strewn
Like feverish constellations,
Scattered across my floor
Patterns of passion, and something more.
.
Time seems somehow different
As if never-ending, free.
No finalities,
No full stops
.

I want to touch you, to wake you, but you sleep
And I have nothing I can say with words.
No letters could spell so clearly
That which is written in our familiar embrace.
A gentle sigh. 
.
You reach for me, assuredly, undoubting, knowing,
I fold into you, completely,
Complete.

A poem by Daniel Gridley

This poem was written for me by a delightful young poet I met at my gig at Spiritual Caipirinha Bar this Thursday past. He’s a bit good. 
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I’ve never been attached to anything,
Drifting freely in a sea of words, poet,
You heard the absurd and returned
With an ethereal instrument, harp,
That goes against the herd.
.
And I heard you through a haze,
After days spent at the bus stop,
Of strong Spanish beer and wine,
To save us from death, you declared
We were here, we were alive,
.
And my heart said I might write you
A symphony, solemn and evocative, 
But my conveyance only works in words
That are soundless stalagmites compared 
To the true emotions vibrant burn 

.
When your music permeates the room, 
It’s because of you that this place feels
Beautiful, and although I’ve been left
Wandering free in this worlds
Short reprieve from death,
.
You start to play and start to sing,
And for a moment I’m attached to life
By your voice and forty seven strings.

Clementines in the morning sun

I went to Soho looking for life. 

I figured I’d find it on a Friday night. 

After so much dying I needed some living

Some giving, some taking, some mischief making

I’m searching for a lover and he’s searching for a fight

Everyone casting their bait and waiting for a bite

Tumbling together in the revelry swell

Overflowing till the toll of the ‘last orders bell.’

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I followed an actor into the night

He said he lived on a boat and it peaked my delight

He held my hand and talked of his youth

As we walked down Shaftesbury Avenue

And when my feet got tired we hired some bikes

At the British Museum and flew into the night

And the buildings of London stood sentinel

As we rode below them I felt they wished us well. 

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"You’re the first woman I’ve brought back to my boat"

He said and made me a cup of tea on the stove

We got down to James Brown and he was rough and thick

And he loved me so much better than you ever did

And when we finished he put on ‘Kind of Blue.’

And in his arms I knew

This life is so far beyond you. 

.

I woke on a river boat full of life

Tangled in blankets with the sun in my eyes

I went up on deck to praise the world

And the sky’s reflection danced and swirled

And as I sat with the actor I realised I’ve a gypsy soul

And he gave me a clementine

"Life shouldn’t taste like sorrow my one

Let it taste like clementines in the morning sun.”

- Tara Minton

You’ll never kill a good woman.

V1

You said you’d never love me

And maybe I cried

But I’d never show you

Darlin I’ve got too much pride

Words cut much deeper than knives ever could

Boys will stab you but a man never would

I know that it hurts

When I land in the dirt

But you’ll never kill a good woman. 

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V2

Now I thought that I

Was something special to you

I wrote you a love song every day

Now I’m just singing the blues

I was calling you my man

God knows I’ll never understand

The games that you played

Why you threw me away

But you’ll never kill a good woman.

Bridge

And I’ll tell the world that I loved you true

I’m fierce and I’m bold and I’m not ashamed and I’m telling you

I would have given you the whole wide world

Little boy - I’m not a little girl. 

V3

I’m a good woman

And I was good to you

But you led me on now didn’t you babe?

Weren’t acting true. 

I let you get next to me

I showed you the best of me

You gave your best shot

You tried, but you lost

You’ll never never never - no matter what you do, no matter what you say

You’ll NEVER kill a good woman!

- Tara Minton