Digging the vintage sound of Dakota Staton and The Late, Late Show (Capitol, 1957) as story soundtrack as news reaches us that next week sees the return live of another round of the Late, Late Show at Ronnie Scott's, the venue has announced with Wednesday the first night back since the Pandemic ahead of the club's 62nd birthday later in October begun in what's now Chinatown a year-and-a-half after Staton's bluesy swinger was released. Doors open each evening at 11pm and run until 3am in the wee small hours. Alto sax ace Rachael Cohen opens proceedings on the first night with trumpeter Mark Kavuma also coming up as host.
Mark was excellent heard last week at his Ninety One Living Room residency on Brick Lane. Expect Yolanda Charles, The Drawtones and Basement Jaxx vocalist Vula Malinga in the house at the Late. It's £12 in. Ronnie’s general manager Fred Nash says: “With the relaunch we want to welcome everyone in. We’ve kept the ticket prices low, with a list of house cocktails, beer and wine under a tenner – rivalling most bars in town. Really, we just want people to celebrate being able to revel in some amazing music, in good company at one of the best spots in town.”