The Reliables

Thursday 29th February 2024

Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table

Doors: 7.30pm

Show:  8:00pm-9:30pm  – Single Set 75 min 

Please note you can book for dinner either before or after the show.

Presenting a night with The Reliables who introduce you to the world of contemporary music working increasingly with loops. Musical recurring statements are cycled while melody lines are drawn across the arrangement to alter the underlying foundation to the listener‘s ear. Jazz plays with musical ideas and looks ahead as well as back.

The Reliables have taken up this invitation to be playful with musical loops and have written new material that uses musical building blocks from around the world. From African dance grooves to contemplative Japanese modes to Latin American rhythms, Dave Barrow‘s saxophones and flute and Robert Pfeiffer‘s guitar/banjo/bass interplay arrangements and improvisations in communication are coupled with software triggered loops. A musical travel fuelled by state of the art technology and jazzy playfulness.

David Barrows (saxophones)

David was born in L.A. and now lives in London.  He studied music at San Francisco State University and at the Ali Akbar Khan College of Music, and studied privately with Joe Henderson, Steve Coleman, Larry Schneider and Hal Stein.

He has toured North and South America and Europe, played in many ensembles and featured on recordings for Quijeremá; earRotator; The Oakland Opera Theater; Undercover Ska; The Klezmorim; Klezmania of San Francisco; The Hornal Family Band and the Toybox Band.

David has written many original songs, and composed and arranged music for narrative and documentary films, computer games including “Lego Island”, and his music has appeared in the BBC drama “The Driver”.  He co-wrote songs that appear on Mark Schleunes’ CDs “Mongrel” and “The Future Was Fun”, arranged music for Quijeremá and for Quique Cruz’s documentary film “The Archaeology of Memory”, and wrote opera pieces for The Oakland Opera Theatre’s productions “Mask of Thorns” and the Lorca play “Así que Pasen Cinco Años”.

David is also the owner of indie label “Hounds of Renown Records”, on which he has produced six CDs, including two under his own name (“House Music”, and “Dead Man’s Cake”); and two collaborations with other musicians: the late great Rafael Manriquez (“Canto al Poeta”, poems of Pablo Neruda); and Mark Schleunes (an anti-war CD by “earRotator” entitled “Holy Empire”).  In 2019 he released an original album of topical songs around climate change and other timely issues, entitled “The Species That Knew Too Much”.  Also in 2019 Hounds of Renown Records was proud to release the debut CD of The Reliables entitled “Fuzzy Math”.

Robert Pfeiffer (guitar, voice)

Robert has studied a wide range of musical styles ranging from Flamenco to classical, rock and Jazz. He has performed internationally, including tours in his native Germany and in France and has appeared on broadcasts and numerous recordings. Recent recordings include albums with Jazz – fusion band “Beholder”, Indy Rock band “Doghouse” and the Reliables.

Robert is a regular song writer and vocalist and has worked with Jazz and Pop groups as a lead and backing singer.


Saxophones, Flute – Dave Barrows

Guitars, Bass, Banjo – Robert Pfeiffer

Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time.

For £20.00 Tickets:

Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.

For £15.00 Tickets:

This is a fully seated event.  Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Please NOTE, there is NO food served in the Jazz Club, there is a bar for drinks. We advise booking a table for dinner at the Duke of Hamilton upstairs at least 1hr before show-time – Book Here 

Please note the Jazz Club is situated in the basement of the Duke of Hamilton Pub and access is via a number of stairs. The nearest toilets are situated on the 1st floor of the Pub.


Doors: 7:30 pm | Show: 8:00 pm

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