PHOTOS

MUSIC

“…I didn’t think I’d hear a jazz band playing tunes by Bob Marley or Pink Floyd!…”

Yeah, we get that a lot. While we do play many well-known jazz ‘standards’, our repertoire also

includes titles by the likes of Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Santana, U2 and many more.

Here’s a small sample:

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jazz / blues autumn leaves / ain’t no sunshine spooky / all blues / route 66 the thrill is gone / mercy mercy mercy
latin / reggae oye como va / little sunflower mas que nada / blue bossa wave / i shot the sheriff

WHAT DO WE DO?

ABOUT US Heads UP! are a jazz quartet based in Essex, playing melodic modern jazz with a bluesy, funky edge and blending new takes on standard tunes with original compositions and a healthy dose of world rhythms. After a search to find the right personnel, the line-up has now settled on Steve Duke on guitars, Julia Austin-Brenes on saxophones and flute, various basses from Steve Gee and the drums and percussion of Rick Wills. Drawing upon their varied musical backgrounds and influences, but making music for the future, Heads UP continue to move forward in 2019/20. To book Heads UP contact us here.

WHAT DO THEY SAY?

funk / rock mister magic / comfortably numb paint it black / cissy strut walking on the moon / let’s dance
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“…The energy was palpable and the musical rapport unforgettable! Loud applause spoke volumes of gratitude for the quartet…” Read full review here Brentwood Cathedral Song School (Feb 2020) "...we were treated to their delicious interpretations of diverse material by the likes of Dave Brubeck, Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley, as well as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Police and even Pink Floyd, plus their own compelling original compositions..." (Redbridge Green Fair Music Club, August 2019) "...saw this fabulous band on sunday in Colchester at the Castle Pub a lovely afternoon with friends and this lot who i must say are brilliant look forward to seeing HEADS UP again in September. well done! great Atmosphere and music. x ..." (Sue Wickers (via Facebook) Aug 2018) "...I spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon and early evening with friends listening to Heads Up live at The Castle, Colchester..." (Catherine Wilkinson (via Facebook) Aug 2018) "...Brilliant... Really looking forward to hearing you at the Animal Aid Gig. Wishing you all every success..." (Ian Black March 2018) "...Really enjoyed your set today at The Blue Boar. Thank you :) x ..." (Julie Papworth (via Facebook) May 2017)
Heads UP! “Take 5 (Jazz Jamaica version)” (Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex - Aug 2019)
Heads UP! “Cold Duck Time” (Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex - Aug 2019)
Heads UP! “Time After Time” (Redbridge Music Lounge, Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, Feb 2018)
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LIVE

Here’s a small selection of titles from our repertoire:
2021 Sun 27th June 2021 - Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion Gardens, Valentines Park, Ilford - All Day. HU on at 3.00pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sat 24th July 2021 - Tennis Club 100th Anniversary Celebration Day, Shenfield. (Members only). Sun 8th Aug 2021 - Redbridge Summer Fayre, Barley Lane Park, Goodmayes. Sat 27th Aug 2021 - Private function booking 2020 Wed 12th Feb 2020 - Jazz recital at Brentwood Cathedral Song School, Ingrave Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AT (1.30pm) Sun 10th May 2020 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm - 5.30pm) Cancelled due to COVID-19 Fri 17th July 2020 - The Gates, London Road Cemetery, Brentwood CM14 4QW (details to be advised) Cancelled due to COVID-19 Sun 2nd Aug 2020 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm - 5.30pm) Cancelled due to COVID-19 2019 Sat 9th Nov 2019 - The Spread Eagle 88 Queen's Rd, Brentwood, CM14 4HD. 8.30pm - 11.00pm. HU’s first appearance at this small, intimate and extremely friendly pub. Free entry. Fri 25th Oct 2019 - Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, St. George’s Rd/Pavilion Rd, Ilford, IG1 3PG - 7.45pm – 11.00pm. Admission only £5 (Under 18’s £2) Redbridge Green Fair Music Club - Triple Bill. Heads UP! + Dragon Welding + Afia Lorraine. Sun 13th Oct 2019 - Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion Gardens, Valentines Park, Ilford - All Day. HU on at 3.00pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sun 4th Aug 2019 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm) Sun 7th Jul 2019 - Redbridge Green Fair 'Best of the Fest' - Valentines Park, Melbourne Field, Melbourne Road, Ilford. All Day - HU on at 1.30pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sat 6th July 2019 - Jazz in the Park (incl. other bands) at Lake Meadows, Billericay, CM12 0BW (Free 4:00 – 7:00pm) Sat 25th May 2019 - The Blue Boar (Beer Festival), 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (time tba) Sat 6th Apr 2019 - The Castle Inn, High St, Colchester CO1 1TH (8pm) Fri 22nd March 2019 - Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, St.George’s Rd, Ilford, IG1 3PG - Catherine Lima jazz band + Heads UP! (7.45pm, Adm. £5 / £2 under 18's) Fri 8th Mar 2019 - The Art Gallery, The Harvey Centre, 29 West Gate, Harlow CM20 1JR. 7.00pm - 10.00pm. Art Expo. Private function. By invitation only. Sun 3rd March 2019 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm-5.30pm) Fri 21st Feb 2019 - The Essex Arms, 10 Warley Hill, Warley, Brentwood CM14 5HA (7.00pm - 8.30pm) - Saxophone Showcase with special guest GILAD ATZMON
Heads UP! Gig Dates
HeadsUP!

…melodic modern jazz with a bluesy, funky edge...

Heads Up Heads Up Heads Up Heads Up Julia Steve D. Rick Steve G.
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PHOTOS

MUSIC

“…I didn’t think I’d hear a jazz band playing tunes by Bob Marley or

Pink Floyd!…”

Yeah, we get that a lot. While we do play many well-known jazz

‘standards’, our repertoire also includes titles by the likes of

Amy Winehouse, The Rolling Stones, Santana, U2 and many

more. Here’s a small sample:

jazz / blues autumn leaves / ain’t no sunshine spooky / all blues / route 66 the thrill is gone / mercy mercy mercy
latin / reggae oye como va / little sunflower mas que nada / blue bossa wave / i shot the sheriff

WHAT DO WE DO?

ABOUT US Heads UP! are a jazz quartet based in Essex, playing melodic modern jazz with a bluesy, funky edge and blending new takes on standard tunes with original compositions and a healthy dose of world rhythms. After a search to find the right personnel, the line-up has now settled on Steve Duke on guitars, Julia Austin-Brenes on saxophones and flute, various basses from Steve Gee and the drums and percussion of Rick Wills. Drawing upon their varied musical backgrounds and influences, but making music for the future, Heads UP continue to move forward in 2019/20. To book Heads UP contact us here.

WHAT DO THEY SAY?

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL US
Copyright © 2021 HeadsUP! All Rights Reserved. E&OE.
“…The energy was palpable and the musical rapport unforgettable! Loud applause spoke volumes of gratitude for the quartet…” Read full review here Brentwood Cathedral Song School (Feb 2020) "...we were treated to their delicious interpretations of diverse material by the likes of Dave Brubeck, Amy Winehouse and Bob Marley, as well as the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Police and even Pink Floyd, plus their own compelling original compositions..." (Redbridge Green Fair Music Club, August 2019) "...saw this fabulous band on sunday in Colchester at the Castle Pub a lovely afternoon with friends and this lot who i must say are brilliant look forward to seeing HEADS UP again in September. well done! great Atmosphere and music. x ..." (Sue Wickers (via Facebook) Aug 2018) "...I spent a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday afternoon and early evening with friends listening to Heads Up live at The Castle, Colchester..." (Catherine Wilkinson (via Facebook) Aug 2018) "...Brilliant... Really looking forward to hearing you at the Animal Aid Gig. Wishing you all every success..." (Ian Black March 2018) "...Really enjoyed your set today at The Blue Boar. Thank you :) x ..." (Julie Papworth (via Facebook) May 2017)
Heads UP! “Take 5 (Jazz Jamaica version)” (Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex - Aug 2019)
Heads UP! “Cold Duck Time” (Blue Boar, Maldon, Essex - Aug 2019)
Heads UP! “Time After Time” (Redbridge Music Lounge, Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, Feb 2018)
Here’s a small selection of titles from our repertoire:

LIVE

2021 Sun 27th June 2021 - Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion Gardens, Valentines Park, Ilford - All Day. HU on at 3.00pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sat 24th July 2021 - Tennis Club 100th Anniversary Celebration Day, Shenfield. (Members only). Sun 8th Aug 2021 - Redbridge Summer Fayre, Barley Lane Park, Goodmayes. Sat 27th Aug 2021 - Private function booking 2020 Wed 12th Feb 2020 - Jazz recital at Brentwood Cathedral Song School, Ingrave Rd, Brentwood CM15 8AT (1.30pm) Sun 10th May 2020 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm - 5.30pm) Cancelled due to COVID-19 Fri 17th July 2020 - The Gates, London Road Cemetery, Brentwood CM14 4QW (details to be advised) Cancelled due to COVID-19 Sun 2nd Aug 2020 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm - 5.30pm) Cancelled due to COVID-19 2019 Sat 9th Nov 2019 - The Spread Eagle 88 Queen's Rd, Brentwood, CM14 4HD. 8.30pm - 11.00pm. HU’s first appearance at this small, intimate and extremely friendly pub. Free entry. Fri 25th Oct 2019 - Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, St. George’s Rd/Pavilion Rd, Ilford, IG1 3PG - 7.45pm – 11.00pm. Admission only £5 (Under 18’s £2) Redbridge Green Fair Music Club - Triple Bill. Heads UP! + Dragon Welding + Afia Lorraine. Sun 13th Oct 2019 - Walled Garden, Valentines Mansion Gardens, Valentines Park, Ilford - All Day. HU on at 3.00pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sun 4th Aug 2019 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm) Sun 7th Jul 2019 - Redbridge Green Fair 'Best of the Fest' - Valentines Park, Melbourne Field, Melbourne Road, Ilford. All Day - HU on at 1.30pm. Various bands/artistes through the day. Runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Free entry. Sat 6th July 2019 - Jazz in the Park (incl. other bands) at Lake Meadows, Billericay, CM12 0BW (Free 4:00 – 7:00pm) Sat 25th May 2019 - The Blue Boar (Beer Festival), 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (time tba) Sat 6th Apr 2019 - The Castle Inn, High St, Colchester CO1 1TH (8pm) Fri 22nd March 2019 - Cranbrook Castle Tennis Club, St.George’s Rd, Ilford, IG1 3PG - Catherine Lima jazz band + Heads UP! (7.45pm, Adm. £5 / £2 under 18's) Fri 8th Mar 2019 - The Art Gallery, The Harvey Centre, 29 West Gate, Harlow CM20 1JR. 7.00pm - 10.00pm. Art Expo. Private function. By invitation only. Sun 3rd March 2019 - The Blue Boar, 3-7 Silver St, Maldon, CM9 4QE (2.30pm-5.30pm) Fri 21st Feb 2019 - The Essex Arms, 10 Warley Hill, Warley, Brentwood CM14 5HA (7.00pm - 8.30pm) - Saxophone Showcase with special guest GILAD ATZMON

Heads UP! Gig Dates

Heads Up Heads Up Heads Up Heads Up Julia Steve D. Rick Steve G. HeadsUP!

…melodic modern jazz with a bluesy, funky edge...

- OR - CLICK HERE TO USE THE CONTACT FORM (opens a new page/tab)