Canterbury… Canterbury Sound… . In the late 60’s and early 70’s a sound emerged that was unique to the city. In 2010 Jack Hues and The Quartet and Canterbury Rock band Syd Arthur joined forces to conjure that sound again in an evening of music at Canterbury’s legendary Orange Street Music Club. They played “Facelift” and a medley of Soft Machine pieces arranged by Syd’s Raven Bush, plus an arrangement of the 3rd movement of Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto. The evening culminated in a performance of “Nobody’s Fault But My Own” by Beck (from his album “Mutations”) with both bands on stage – 2 drummers, 2 bass players, violin, guitars, keyboards – an awe inspiring noise!

In July 2012 they gathered together in a barn just outside Canterbury and recorded the song, joined by Chris Hughes on percussion, a bit of gentle producing and Paul Booth on tenor saxophone.

And now, ahead of their planned UK shows this April, Classic Album Sundays Canterbury is excited to host a special listening event for the album’s official release.  Jack Hues of Jack Hues and the Quartet and Joel Magill of Syd Arthur will tell the story behind the making of the album and we will then have an uninterrupted replay on our audiophile hi -fi, following which the audience will have an opportunity to put their questions to Jack and Joel.

There are two ticket types:

The Bundle Ticket which includes entry and your own vinyl copy of the album (Limited edition 12 inch LP, 180gram), signed by Jack and Joel, at £18 (plus Eventbrite fee) or, for those that already have the album, we have tickets for the Event Only, at £6 (plus Eventbrite fee).

Please be careful which ticket you select.


Time & Date: Wednesday 27th March 6:00pm – 8:00pm


Vinylstore Jr, 20 Castle Street, Canterbury, CT1 2QJ


Available Here


Gina Lapsley, Jack Hues, and Joel Magill

Audio Menu

Rega Elys 2 moving magnet cartridge, Rega Planar 3 turntable, Rega Elex-R amplifier, Chord Signature speaker cable, Bowers and Wilkins 607 speakers.

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