Blue Jar

Blue Jar

 Paphos, Paphos, CYP
BandJazzAcoustic

Specializing in Django/Grappelli style Gypsy Jazz, this versatile duo perform many styles of music. Their repertoire ranges from traditional Irish through jazz standards, Classical favourites to contemporary rock and pop. Their music appeals to all ages worldwide.

Biography

BLUE JAR are made up of husband and wife team Lesley Locke (violin,vocals) and Tommy Locke (guitar) They have both been professional musicians for over 20 years, and formed this duo in 2003.

TOMMY LOCKE (guitar) studied at the Ulster College of Music in Ireland. In over 30 years in the music business he has been involved with most styles of music, numerous bands and many commercial recordings. He recently performed and recorded with the esteemed Louis Stewart.

LESLEY LOCKE (violin/vocals) studied at Trinity College of Music, London. She has freelanced with many orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland. She was with the Dennison String Quartet for 25 years and is currently playing with Aphrodite Strings in Cyprus. She has made many recordings and performances for TV and Radio; most notably playing with Vanessa Mae live on BBC

BLUE JAR first performed at garden party for HRH The Prince of Wales. Since then, they have performed throughout Europe, including Womex and The Marbella International Film Festival, Spain; MEI, Italy; and toured Denmark alongside Peter Gabriel and the Gypsy Kings. They have 2 albums released in the UK, USA, India and the Middle East whilst signed to WOA Records.
They have been in Cyprus since Feb 09 and have performed in The Capital Coast Hotel, The Elysium Hotel, The Amathus Beach Hotel, The Athena Beach Hotel; Artio, Goosefat & Garlic, Colisseum I and II, Brahms & Liszt restaurants, and over 160 weddings; they have also performed as part of the Music in the Mountains programme.

They currently have residencies at:
La Vigna Trattoria, Coral Bay
The StoneHouse Inn, Peyia
Thalassa Hotel, Coral Bay

Mp3s, videos, photos and info at: http://www.reverbnation.com/bluejar

Lyrics

Hey Mr. Pelican

Written By: L. Dennison

Hey Mr Pelican

Palm trees, golden sands,
Warm breeze coming in from the sea,
Lovers holding hands,
Happy, smiling, carefree.

Hey Mr. Pelican,you've come back today again,
Swooping and diving for me,
Every day you put on this display
Of hunting for fish in the sea.

Palm trees, summer tans,
Relaxing, enjoying the sun,
Warm breeze, making plans,
Inspired by my pelican.

How Can it Be?

Written By: Dennison

How can it be?

How can it be the sun’s been shining
Every day I’ve spent with you?
How can it be that stars are twinkling
Every night I’m loving you?
How can it be that life’s been easier
Since I shared my troubles with you?
How can it be that I am just so happy?

Nothing ever seemed to be simple,
Nothing ever turned out fine,
Now I’ve got my dreams before me,
Since you’ve been mine.

How can it be the moon’s been glowing,
Ever since the first time you smiled?
How can it be the cloud’s are slumbering,
Just like an innocent child?
How can it be that all the darkness
Suddenly has turned out bright?
How can it be that you are just so right?

Discography

Ducks and Geese album 06
Pelican Crossing on general release June 07

Set List

Set length 30 mins up to 3 hours
Typical List:
1. Sweet Georgia Brown
2. All of Me
3. Dinah
4. The Swan
5. I Got Rhythm
6. Lady be Good
7. Waltz for Debby
8. After You’ve Gone
9. Meditation
10. Shine
11. Blue Moon
12. I’ve Found a New Baby
13. Czardas
14. The Girl From Ipanema
15. Tango por Una Cabeza
16. Dinah
17. Autumn Leaves
18. Jealousy
19. Satin Doll
20 El Relicario
21. Sweet Sue
22. Tico-Tico
23. Pennies From Heaven
24. Zorba's Dance
25. Misty
26. Blue Bossa
27. Watermelon Man
28. A Train
29. Cantaloupe Island
30. It Don't Mean a Thing

This is a very brief list specifically for the 3 piece. We do many corporate gigs as a 2 piece (vocals, violin and guitar), and arrange on request.
We usually include jazzy/pop covers eg Norah Jones, Carpenters, Eva Cassidy, and include film tunes, irish, humorous and sing-along tunes. With very little notice, we play most things-even rock.