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Trees – Album Launch

Performing an eclectic mix of contemporary and groove-based compositions, Trees is an inclusive community-based group comprising up to 40 musicians. Led by Brighton bassist and composer Terry Pack, join the ‘unfeasibly large ensemble’ as they launch debut album Heart Of Oak.

“Trees comprise all the layers of a healthy and supportive music scene with a well-established history.” ~ Julian Nicholas (South Coast Jazz Festival)

Inspired by Terry’s deep affinity for the hidden history of his native Sussex coast, Heart Of Oak is informed by a lifetime of music making with players from across the world, from Chicago bluesmen to Indian bansuri masters, from sun-drenched Italian hillsides to packed London rock palaces, yet always rooted in the homeland that has inspired him.

With this broad spectrum of musical influences, Heart Of Oak is a collection of new and imaginative compositions written by Terry and fellow band member Hilary Burt.

“Trees is a coming together of players and singers, a cavalcade of unique characters.” ~ Eddie Myer (Music Journalist)


Music, Jazz

Friday 23rd June 2017 -

  •   Another great Sunday Jazz , just love the place, great place To go Sunday jazz is just a delight once a month

  •   Just returned from our first visit to this place to see a band. The refreshment prices were good for a venue, half the price of places like the o2 or... read more

    Marc H
  •   Lovely little place for a relax and chill in a morning! Coffee cake and a magazine. Meeting friends and family - or just a little working morning on my own!

  •   Have been to several shows at Ropetackle Arts Centre. Plenty of variety for all tastes. It is great that you can sit in the comfort of a table and chair... read more

  •   Fabulous friendly award winning venue run almost entirely by volunteers. Films.,bands, recitals talks you name it you can experience it here. Lovely cafe and bar and fab staff.

  •   We have been to the panto at the Ropetackle several times and this year it was as good, if not better than ever. It had all the ingredients we... read more

  •   This venue is great for a night out. They have an assortment of entertainment, we mainly see bands or tribute bands. The one in July was Eagles tribute and the... read more

  •   Attracts great diverse acts from nostalgic 1970s acts to new local talent as well as great comedy. Bar and informal restaurant there as well with good ale and appetising home... read more

  •   Recently saw the South Coast Soul Review at Ropetackle and enjoyed a really good live band. Always a nice atmosphere and you can enjoy a drink inside the performance... read more

    Josie C
  •   A great local venue, always something on that appeals to all people. Lovely to have a local arts venue and not to have to go to Brighton

    chris b