Resolution 88
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Resolution 88 return to the Portland Arms to perform their 4th studio
album, ‘Vortex’. The new record is heavily inspired by the Mizell
Brother’s productions of the 70’s as well as Herbie Hancock’s
Headhunters. They will perform the new record and favourites from their
back catalogue. Copies of the new record will be available directly from
the band at this gig so don’t miss it!

Resolution 88 fuse the sound of the modern London jazz
scene with the inspirational greats of the 70’s such as Herbie
Hancock’s Head Hunters and the classic Mizell Brothers
productions. They have brought their high
energy performances to prestigious venues and festivals
around the UK and Europe.
‘Vortex’ is the 4th studio album released by Resolution 88
and with live shows supporting Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers,
Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Larry Mizell & the Blackbyrds,
Butcher Brown, the Yellowjackets and many more, Resolution
88 have established themselves as one of the UK’s leading
exponents of funk jazz. Their music is synonymous with the
beautiful sound of the Fender Rhodes.



Planet 9 +Euphony +Beneath The River +Hard Drive
Jul 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Appraised with extraordinary potential and relentless energy, Planet 9 tares 60s blues-rock into the pop scene – blended with modern & 80s funk, concocted into the euphoric phantasmagoria of this original band. Enrapturing audiences across London, Colchester, Braintree and Cambridge, the lineup consists of lead guitarist Zac Potter, thrusting wicked Hendrix-like Rock’n’Roll runs; bass guitarist Ivan Bosch, thundering his whip-like pounding of slap bass; the diesel-fuelled unrelenting engine of punk drummer Owen Herd, and billows of smoking Blues keys and vocals of Noah Bennell.

Culminating in deep-rooted groove, Planet 9 WELCOMES you to join us on our space odyssey of musical ecstasy…

Accompanying them on this thrill filled evening will be Cambridge band competition finalists Hardrive along with silly Colchester punk band Beneath the River and and young emerging talents Euphony.

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Planet 9


Beneath the river


Tides Trio Band +Scarlet Estate
Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Who’d have thought that a Blues Guitarist, Rhythmic Keys player and a Funk Drummer could come together to form a powerhouse of soul-driven grooves with a unique, combined style? ‘The Tides Trio’ express an exciting blend of blues, Soul and exhilaration to take you away on a on a wild ride of nostalgia.

After meeting at Leeds Conservatoire in September 2023, Dacey, George and Sam have written many songs with a range of influence and the lack of a permanent vocalist allows them to experiment in a range of genres. They are currently working on their debut album which will be released by the end of the year so watch this space!

Anyone can listen to The Tides Trio – a band for all.


With support from Scarlet Estate.