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Abi Piercy supporting Tara Minton Trio Event

Abi Piercy
4 April 2018
The Talking Heads 16-22 The Polygon Southampton SO15 2BN

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Event details

Harp student Abi Piercy supports top jazz act the Tara Minton Trio at The Talking Heads

The acclaimed Tara Minton Trio perform at The Talking Heads this Easter and we're delighted that final-year harp student Abi Piercy will be performing as one of her support acts, alongside Bad Cat featuring Music alumna Chris Lucas.

Abi Piercy’s love of with the harp started when she was offered a taster session at her school in Oxford. At the age of 10 she began playing the Lever Harp and then moved on to the Pedal Harp five years later. Abi enjoys many different types of music from jazz to pop to classical, including singing with her harp, and is a regular performer in Southampton.

Over the last few years, Abi has played in venues all over the country including The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, National Portrait Gallery and Blackheath Halls. She has played as a soloist and as a member of the Trinity Laban Wind Orchestra, Truro Symphony Orchestra, Cornwall Youth Orchestra and more recently Southampton University Symphony Orchestra.

Tara Minton Trio

Based in London, the Tara Minton Trio formed in the Summer of 2013 at The Ashtead Jazz Club and have gone on to play some of the capital’s top jazz venues including a The Elgar Room, The 606, The Pizza Express Dean St, The Pheasantry and Brasserie Zédel. Music has taken Tara across the globe, touring to Ireland, Switzerland, France, Lithuania, Poland, Australia and New York – she is also the only harpist ever to have played a concert on the iconic London Eye! The band’s debut UK Album “The Tides of Love” was released on Discover Records in April last year to great acclaim at a sold out concert at the Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall.

The band are passionate about music education and run workshops in jazz harp and improvisation. Tara is proudly endorse by Camac Harpes, France. “Tara Minton is one of the leading contemporary harpists in Europe.” – Roslin Russle (Artistic Director of the Cambridge Cabaret Festival.)” Australian harpist and vocalist Tara Minton is joined by José Canha on double bass and Tom Early on drums.


Abi Piercy supports the Tara Minton Trio on 4 April 2018
Abi Piercy supports the Tara Minton Trio on 4 April 2018
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