Monday, 2 September 2019

Live n lovely 7th September

Righty ho, so we’re live at L’Arte Della Pizza, at the lovely Charlton House and Garden in Charlton, near Blackheath on Saturday September 7th from 7pm. 

It’s jazz and pizza time.. see you there! Note: It gets busy, book a table!

Info/menu etc:  

Monday, 19 August 2019


We had a very enjoyable afternoon at Mycenae House recently at PARKSFEST and got the following review in the Greenwich Visitor. Summary of our bit is listed below. And you can read the full write up at:

"Parksfest was rounded off by the Green Chain Quartet of Hammond organ maestro John Gittos, drummer Mel Wright drums, guitarist Dave Bold and tenor saxophonist David Morris whose dazzling set mainly featured jazz standards like The Cat by Jimmy Smith, Blue Train by John Coltrane and The Joker by Wes Montgomery. I’ve always thought one of the most wonderful noises created in human history is the sound of Smith on the Hammond and I’m happy to report Mr Gittos did him proud."

Friday, 16 August 2019

Live on 'The Heath' This Sunday 18th August

The weather forecast is good, dry and sunny, and we'll be back at this famous old bandstand once again in the latest of our Green Chain Quartet outdoor summer gigs. 

Bring a picnic, bottle of wine; it'll be a lovely afternoon. It's a special one too... It's the anniversary weekend of the release of the most famous (and played) jazz albums of all time: Miles Davis' Kind of Blue was released on 17th August 1959. We'll be giving an airing to  classic tracks such as: So What, Freddie Freeloader, All Blues, Blue In Green and Flamenco Sketches. Think you've never heard it? You probably have and never realised!

The Green Chain Quartet

Learn more about the bandstand (and the band!) at:

GCQ and the Parliament Hills Fields Bandstand

Sunday 18th August 3 - 5pm: I'm with the Green Chain Quartet at Parliament Hill Bandstand, Parliament Hill Fields (nr Tennis Courts), Hampstead Heath, Highgate Road, London, NW5 1QR (Nearest Tube: Tufnell Park, Northern Line, 10 min walk)

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Private functions 2019

The Green Chain Quartet play a number of private functions each year, from house parties to corporate events and wedding receptions and beyond. The list of events the GCQ perform at below gives some idea of the scope.
The GCQ Play all kinds of events...

To book us for your event simply get in touch using the Contacts page or use the 'Contact Form' on the right hand column of this page.

GCQ Event examples: 

Wringer & Mangle, Hackney E8 - Wedding reception

Devonport House, Greenwich SE10 - Private party
.. and places...
... some of them warmer than others!

Hammersmith Town Hall, Hammersmith W6 - Corporate events

Horniman Museum - Corporate event

Various roads in London - Street parties - Community events

Tony and Amy's BBQ house Party SE11 - Private house party

Hither Green Market - Community event

Arts Cafe, Lee - Community event

Cancer Research, Sydenham - Charity event

Battersea Barge - Birthday party

The George, Rye - Wedding reception

The Royal Standard, Blackheath - Jazz Night

Sunday, 26 May 2019

Live afternoons this summer

We get asked at private functions: Where else can we catch you playing live? Well there are several places and dates this summer...

  • Saturday 20th July - Kellerton Road Street Party, Lee, South London - from 2.30pm
  • Sunday 28th July - Mycenae House, Mycenae Road, Greenwich - from 1pm
  • Thursday - 22nd August -  Mycenae House, Mycenae Road, Greenwich - from 1pm 

More information at GCQ Dates

More public live dates in the pipeline, so stay tuned, and stay Green!

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Happy February!

Happy February everybody.

Lots of stuff coming up this year, including:

Mel fronts the band from a bandstand
- A select pile of new material by Big John Patton, Wes Montgomery, Dobie Gray, Mel Tormey, John Coltrane, Oliver Nelson, Wayne Shorter etc.

- Early notification alert! For fans of our open air park gigs we're back at Parliament Hill Bandstand, Parliament Hill Fields,  NW5, on Sunday 18th August. Following in the foot steps of Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and ABBA! Read about the history of this venue at: Parliament Hill Bandstand

What's it like? Well a bit like this actually: GCQ - Live at Golders Hill, Hampstead

- A new recording! Watch this space.

Stay tuned for updates 



Sunday, 4 November 2018

Xmas Special At Birdies

GCQ are back in Bird-land. The Green Chain Quartet are back for an Xmas Special at the lovely Birdie Num Nums in New Cross. 

Looking forward to great set from Sev In The City and of course the fab-tasimmo Green Chain Quartet!  

Expect... Christmas swing, funky songs, joyfulness and... mmmm ... Christmas hats! 

When: Sunday evening 7.00 - 11pm: 16th December

Where: 11 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6PP (Opposite Goldsmiths College)

What:  A great little place in New Cross, South London, just over the road from Goldsmith's College. Great food, bar, cafe, nice vibe, great jazz, everyone agrees.. get there, you'll love it.

Check out the Birdie Num Nums Facebook Page, or Tweet at Birdies