P.R.S. Stray’in Live | 8th July 2022

July 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£10
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P.R.S. Stray'in Live | 8th July 2022

Formed originally as the house band for the legendary Stray’s Coffee Shop in Newark, P.R.S. have been playing together since 2017 – so they needed a break…

…literally, the day before the lockdown of November 2020, they went into Mount Street Studios in Nottingham, not knowing whether there would be a civilisation to play for when they came out or whether Donald Trump would have crowned himself Emperor and outlawed jazz altogether…

Panic stricken, they recorded 22 tracks in 6 hours. Further panic set in, when they listened to them back – the result is their 14-track CD. The 8 rejected tracks were the subject of a controlled explosion – those who heard the aforementioned tracks are in long term therapy…

The resulting CD consists of ‘first takes’ with on-the-spot arrangements. There were no take-2’s. Maybe there should have been. But life’s too short – playing live is what it’s all about. Isn’t it?” (Taken from the liner notes)

This gig sees Stray’s owner and P.R.S. bassist Mat Short, along with drummer Si Potts and guitarist Steve Rodda, talking and playing you through some of the album, track by track. Sharing their thoughts at the time, so expect periods of complete silence…

Expect jazz standards, played in a slightly different way! They also hope to sell a bunch of the CD’s on the night, with all sales from the CD’s being donated to the Ukraine Relief fund, via their chosen charity Camerados →



Doors open at 7:30pm and food is available to order from this time, until 9:00pm. Seats are unallocated, so get in early if you have specific requirements – please note, we always give priority to elderly, single and customers with disabilities.

We want you to have a great night with us! However, one man’s boogie is another man’s dirge, so we operate a minimal talking policy during the performances. We ask you to consider your neighbours in this respect.

We offer incentives to buy tickets on the night, to forthcoming gigs and recommend buying these in the interval, to save you waiting at the end of the night.

Lastly, from the staff at Stray’s and the house band, we look forward to seeing you and sharing some fabulous jazz with you…

Stray’s Coffee, Newark
  • 16 Middlegate
    Newark, Notts NG24 1AG United Kingdom
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  • Phone:
  • Mat Short
  • Phone:
    01636 700597
  • Email:
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