The Gravy Train Trio & Better Than TV

Friday 12th October
8:45 p.m. - 11:55 p.m.

Join us for our first live jazz gig of term! Featuring foot-stomping funk trio The Gravy Train and acclaimed 9-piece Better Than TV, this night is the perfect opportunity to meet other freshers and unwind on the dance floor!

Doors 8:45 PM
St John's College Fisher Building
£5 Early Bird tickets available here on Agora
Limited £6 tickets on the door
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9:00 - 10:20 - Better Than TV
10:35 - 11:55 - The Gravy Train Trio

Our bar prices will be very reasonable as always, with a variety of beers, ales, cocktails, spirits and soft drinks on offer. Free snacks will be available!


The Gravy Train play high energy jazz, funk and soul music in an organ trio format. Their no nonsense approach to laying down grooves always gets the dance floor moving and with top quality soloing the band display skills that have seen them earn a reputation for being one of the most exciting live acts in Cambridge.

"The Gravy Train just ouse groove!" - Sue Marchant, BBC Radio

"Damn you guys work hard" - The Average White Band

Justin Dwyer - Guitar
Ian Griffith - Drums
Hugh Birkenhead - Organ


Formed in 2011 and based in Cambridge, 9-piece band Better than TV plays regularly in pubs, clubs and students events. Better than TV is not concerned with genres and has a fluid and rather unconventional line-up. They released their first album 'Late' in 2015 receiving favourable reviews and radio time. Their second album 'Song from No Man's Land' was published in 2018.

"a real pleasure, this band is just fun!" - BBC Jazz World

"some of the most inventive jazz Cambridge has to offer" - Varsity

"light-hearted, engaging compositions" - Jazzwise

St John's College Fisher Building

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Fisher Building, St John's College, CB2 1TP, Cambridge. "Throwing off the stereotypes associated with jazz nights, of smoky, dimly lit rooms, the atmosphere is friendly, the bar cheap and the room full." - Varsity

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