NEWS: Polar Bear Announce Autumn UK Tour And Appear On Later Tonight
Polar Bear Announce Autumn UK Tour And Appear On Later Tonight
Published 16 April 2010 by BWL


Sebastian Rochford's Polar Bear are on tonight's opening programme of BBC 2's Later... with Jools Holland. This is very exciting for us, not least because it is the first appearance of one of artists on the show, and appropriately in our 15th year (Leaf XV). The programme runs from 11.45pm tonight and will be available on BBC's iPlayer for those who will be tucked in by that point. More info here.

As a warm up to this, you can listen to Polar Bear's live session on Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music show which runs from 7-9pm. Find out more here.

On a more unusual note, both Seb Rochford and Mark Lockheart from Polar Bear have been nominated for Jazz Musician Of The Year at the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. The awards take place at the House of Commons next month when there may well be a new government in office! Read more here.

The London based jazz band have just announced an appearance at this year's Great Escape festival in Brighton and a UK tour this autumn. All the dates are below:

Friday 23 April Ether, Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, LONDON (free show - 5.30pm)
Monday 26 Apr 2010 Jazz Club, Katowice, POLAND
Sunday 2 May Camden Crawl, LONDON
Monday 3 May Cheltenham Jazz Festival, CHELTENHAM (6pm)
Thursday 13 May Rescue Rooms, NOTTINGHAM
Friday 14 May Great Escape, Komedia (upstairs), BRIGHTON (10pm)
Monday 17 May Cafe Wilhelmina, Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS
Thursday 20 May Hnita Jazz, Heist-op-den-Berg, BELGIUM
Friday 21 May Recyclart, Brussels, BELGIUM
Saturday 22 May LVC, Leiden, NETHERLANDS
Sunday 30 May Assembly Rooms, DERBY
Monday 21 June Glasgow Jazz Festival, GLASGOW
Saturday 3 July Mostly Jazz Festival, BIRMINGHAM
Sunday 29 August Aeon Festival, DEVON
Saturday 18 September Richmond Jazz Festival, RICHMOND (N. Yorks)
Thursday 30 September The Wardrobe, LEEDS
Friday 1 October Band On The Wall, MANCHESTER
Saturday 2 October Colston Hall, BRISTOL
Saturday 9 October E.M. Forster Theatre, TONBRIDGE
Sunday 10 October Warwick Arts Centre, COVENTRY
Friday 15 October Norwich Art Centre, NORWICH
Saturday 16 October Kazimier, LIVERPOOL
Sunday 17 October The Tunnels, ABERDEEN
Monday 18 October The Voodoo Rooms, EDINBURGH
Tuesday 19 October Town Hall Crypt, MIDDLESBROUGH
Wednesday 20 October The Duchess, YORK

Check out Polar Bear's brand new website and follow the band on twitter at the following links:

http://polarbearmusic.com
http://twitter.com/polarbearseb
http://myspace.com/sebastianrochford
http://theleaflabel.com/polarbear

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