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Bartoune: Swing de Noel
Winter Wonderband: Yule Be Here

Pick ‘n’ Mix Christmas Cracker

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Well The Rondo is getting ready for Christmas and this week’s shows are sure to put you in the mood. Early presents each and every one of them. Bartoune promise a festive experience like no other, the Winter Wonderband is surely the perfect musical accompaniment to the season and New Old Friends’ Pick & Mix nights boast two excellent line-ups and free bubbly and crackers on arrival!
Also worth noting that next week we’re hosting A Christmas Carol: The Musical, which has been getting rave reviews as it makes its way around the South West before hitting us.

Bartoune shake up the well trodden popular path of gypsy jazz with their unusual trio, adding Baritone Sax to the Guitar and Double Bass combo, taking  the genre  in new directions with original tunes built on their combined training in jazz, blues and classical. Smatterings of occasional Clarinet and Vocals bring diversity to their character, and the trio’s distinct sound can create an intimate laid back ambience or excite and enthral a crowd in any setting. They will also have a special guest appearance for the festive occasion.

Maclaine Colston, Saul Rose, Jennifer Crook and Beth Porter have teamed up to celebrate the music born out of our great British winter with their mastery of the Dulcimer, Melodeon, Harp and Cello.
Expect great sing-a-longs, real foot stompers, beautiful ballads and lots of laughs as these great friends pull together all sorts of musical treats from their collective repertoires. It’s not all about Christmas, but it is all about the time of year and how it brings us together.

New Old Friends return to The Rondo with two consecutive nights of lunatic variety. Stand-up, music, magic, sketches, game-shows, escapology, clowning, it’s all been on the bill at past nights and these two unique shows promise more top acts from the circuit.
The jam-packed Pick & Mix nights have fast become highlights of the season at The Rondo with last year’s Christmas edition selling out well in advance, so this year we’re giving you two. Two back-to-back nights of cabaret mayhem with a different eclectic, exciting and entertaining bill each night. This is shamelessly populist adult Christmas crowd pleasing evening.
“I would never miss Pick & Mix at The Rondo” – Tommy Cooper
“New Old Friends are our inspiration” – Morecombe and Wise
“P&M was the greatest night of my life” – Bruce Forsyth
“These quotes are clearly all lies, but Pick & Mix really is a great night.” – Trading Standards agent