Summer Sessions 2018 – includes jazz, bluegrass, swing and soul!

Amélies, Porthleven is excited to reveal the line-up for the 2018 Summer Sessions, with a host of your favourites packed into our extended line-up this year.

This is the sensational sixth year that Amélieshave hosted the Summer Sessions and with talent ranging from jazz heroines Kai Hoffman and Tina May to folk group extraordinaire Flats and Sharps there’s plenty to what your musical appetite.


Book a table for your choice of evening by calling us on 01326 653653 or book online

Tina May – Friday 29thJune

Tina has sung at jazz festivals across the globe and performed on stages including at Durham Cathedral, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and multiple times at Ronnie Scott’s. She’s presented on BBC Wales, sung with the BBC Big Band and has a long list of accolades. Tina remains the most expressive and technically gifted jazz singer on the UK scene today.


Flats and Sharps – Friday 6thJuly

Flats and Sharps blur the lines between bluegrass, folk, country and pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of bluegrass classics.

They’ve performed at the Royal Albert Hall and recently completed their second Australian tour. We’re delighted to welcome them back to Amélies for their second year.


Gwelhellin – Friday 20thJuly

This unique Cornish show band creates an irresistible performance drawn from their world-wide experiences on the road and on stage. The lean, mean trio features virtuoso acoustic fireworks and world based originals , dirty blues, pantspoppin’ boogie-woogie, magical balalaika, amazing seven string banjo, gypsy guitars, soulful vintage trumpet and down-home cry-in-your-beer vocals.


Kai Hoffman – Friday 27thJuly

Originally from the USA, expat Kai Hoffman is a blues, jazz & cabaret singer, songwriter, bandleader and recording artist. Kai is a sought-after performer across London, UK, including an eight-year residency at Europe’s oldest jazz venue, Ronnie Scott’s. Her international shows include Don’t Tell Mama in New York City and the Blue Note in Milan, as well as performances in countries as varied as Bangladesh, the Netherlands and Russia. “Kai is the whole package from head to toe.” – Jazzwise Magazine.


The Grace Notes – Friday 7thSeptember

From the power and inspiration of gospel to the cool, smooth tones of groovy jazz and the rhythmic vibrations of soul, motown and funk – this is a retro sound infusion.

The Grace Notes really get the party going from the moment they begin. A fantastic group with truly amazing voices.


Book a table for your choice of evening by calling us on 01326 653653 or book online. Diners pay a £4-£5 per person cover charge for a full evening of entertainment.


Owner Sam Sheffield-Dunstan grew up surrounded by music as her Dad, Norman Sheffield, was the founder and owner of the renowned Trident Studios in Soho where artists including David Bowie, Elton John, Prince and many, many more have recorded.

Sam said: “The Amélies story has a very strong connection to music and that’s why we run our sessions each year, offering regulars and those who may not have tried us before the chance to enjoy a fabulous meal whilst watching some amazing musical talent.

“This year we’ve gone all out to book our customer’s ultimate favourites and I cannot wait for the sessions to kick off. Last year Flats and Sharps and Grace Notes had everyone up and dancing and the atmosphere on these evenings is always really special.”



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