Abbie Finn’s ‘Finntet’ + Zoë Gilby with Andy Champion
7th April 2023 - 7:30 pm

Bobiks offer 10% off food with each ticket! 

Jazz North East at Bobiks presents…

Abbie Finn’s ‘Finntet’ + Zoë Gilby with Andy Champion
Friday 7th April 2023
Bobiks (Upstairs at The Punch Bowl)
Newcastle upon Tyne

Doors: 7.30pm (Music Starts 8.00pm)

Abbie Finn is a drummer from the North-East of England who has over 16 years playing

Currently based in Brandon, County Durham, her current projects are the Abbie Finn Trio with
Harry Keeble on tenor saxophone and Paul Grainger on double bass and the Finntet featuring
Graham Hardy, Harry Keeble, Dean Stockdale and Paul Grainger.

Abbie Studied at Leeds College of Music and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in

In 2020, she released her debut album Northern Perspective which received sterling reviews from
British jazz blogs and magazines, and radio plays including BBC Radio Newcastle and Jazz FM.
“Exceptional British Jazz from drummer Abbie Finn” – Chris Philips – Jazz FM.


Winner of Parliamentary Jazz Awards Jazz Vocalist Of The Year 2019 Zoë has teamed up with her
husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass
duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated

music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-
honed duo know each other by heart. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing.

Interacting and infiltrating one another’s sound. Removing the boundaries, exploring space and
time with just voice and double bass. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project
has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights her ingenuity in
interpreting a lyric.

“the instinctive interplay between the two performers and the opportunity it gives Zoe Gilby to
display her vocal improvisational skills and subtle lyrical interpretations of well-chosen songs and
Andy Champion to foreground all the possibilities of his double bass.”

“a fantastic gig with both performers demonstrating their dexterous versatility with a great
selection of songs, changing tempo and tone, improvising and embellishing at will. ”…

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The Punch Bowl
125 Jesmond Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE2 1JY0191 239 9566

Age Restrictions | Accessibility | Travel
Age Restrictions: 16+
Accessibility: Bobiks is an upstairs performance space preceded by 25 stairs and therefore
unaccessible for wheelchair users.

Travel: Jesmond Metro located half a mile from Bobiks at The Punch Bowl (approximately 10
minutes walking time)

Cradlewell Bus Stops are less than 1000 ft from the venue which is visible from the stops
Bus numbers: 38 / 51 / 52 / 62 / 63 / 38 / 308 / 309

There is limited street parking available near the venue.


Bobiks 125 Jesmond Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1JY