Western Hotel
Royal Square St Ives


The Western Hotel is home to the award-winning St Ives Jazz Club.
The Western also has live music at least four nights a week  throughout the year in the Kettle and Wink bar – Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays – offering opportunities to visiting musicians, singers, poets etc to perform at open mic style sessions and sing-arounds. September Festival visitors are especially welcome!
Hotel contact details: Tel: 01736 795277, email: enquiries@hotelstives.com



St Ives Jazz Club, which hosts sessions upstairs at the Western Hotel every Tuesday night throughout the year, has brought a galaxy of stars from the world of jazz to the St Ives September Festival for many years.
This year they will be bringing more world-class performers to the Festival.
For details of all their upcoming shows follow the club online at www.stivesjazzclub.com

Saturday September 14 (1.30-6pm) MARATHON MUSIC SESSION

The first of Toni Carver’s September Festival Marathon Music Sessions which will take place on all three Saturday afternoons of this year’s Festival, returning to the “Big Cauldron” upstairs at The Western Hotel where they have proved such a success over the last three years.
All are welcome to join a host of local and visiting musicians, singers and other entertainers whether you want to participate or simply watch, listen, have a drink and take in the sounds, sights – and sometimes the surprises.
The drop-in sessions begin at 1.30pm with the bar opening at 2pm. Free admission with a collection to support the September Festival.

Saturday September 14 (8pm) THE REGALOS

The Regalos are a St Ives-based band comprising of Tim Neville, Sam Edwards and Isaac Watkins.
They had a stint on BBC Introducing and are set for big things promoting their recently-released album ‘Surfhouse Music’. Think blues, think indie, think soft rock. £12 TICKETS



Sunday September 15 (8pm) SUNDAY SESSIONS with Tim Neville

An easy-going session as Tim Neville, of The Regalos, welcomes local and visiting musicians to join in. FREE




Tuesday September 17 (7.30pm) Jazz Club – THE NICHOLAS MEIER WORLD GROUP

UK-based Nicolas Meier has carved a reputation out as one of the world’s most original and uniquely talented guitarists. Drawing from a love of Turkish, Eastern and Middle Eastern music, Flamenco, Tango and more – all mixed with jazz – his versatility and musical fluency extends well beyond that, even.
His considerable talents drew the attention of rock guitar legend Jeff Beck, who made Nicolas a mainstay in The Jeff Beck Group — carrying him on two world tours.
Nicolas Meier – nylon fretted and fretless six string guitars, acoustic twelve string guitar, glissentar, Kevin Glasgow – six string electric bass, Richard Jones – violin and Demi Garcia – percussion. Tickets on sale soon

Wednesday September 18 (8pm) GLOBAL JAMMING with Treve Nicol

Embark on a musical journey around the world. Bring your favorite instrument or songs from various cultures and immerse yourself in a September Festival edition of this regular Wednesday evening gathering. FREE



Thursday September 19 (7.30pm) Jazz Club – THE JAZZ DEFENDERS

Led by one of the UK’s most formidable jazz pianists, George Cooper, The Jazz Defenders are a group born from a deep love of Blue Note jazz, drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions combining solid grooves and catchy horn lines fusing soul, jazz, hip hop, soundtrack and groove into a masterful union that leaves audiences mesmerised.
Having played several shows at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club as well as many other prestigious venues in the UK, they continue to electrify audiences with their energy and virtuosity.
The group’s brainchild, George Cooper, has lent his ample skill to a range of artists as varied as Hans Zimmer, Nigel Kennedy, U2, Omar, Slum Village, MF Doom, The Brand New Heavies, Lisa Stansfield, Wet Wet Wet, The Haggis Horns, Abstract Orchestra and Lack of Afro. Tickets on sale soon

Thursday September 19 (8pm) INDIE FOLK NIGHT with Toni E

A popular accoustic jam session with all performers welcome to take part alongside a talented core of Thursday night Kettle and Wink regulars in a round-the-room setting. FREE

Friday September 20 (8.30pm) FESTIVAL SONGWRITERS SPECIAL with Joe Duke

The long-running Songwriters Night continues to thrive in the Kettle and Wink at The Western.
Joe Duke, keyboard wizard, guitarist, vocalist and man of many musical parts welcomes local and visiting musicians to the sessions which have been run by a number of St Ives music luminaries over the years. FREE


Saturday September 21 (1.30-6pm) MARATHON MUSIC SESSION

See Saturday the 14th for details FREE

Saturday September 21 (8.30pm) KIZAMBA

Kizamba are Cornwall’s premier Latin and Afro-Caribbean good vibes band, formed in the summer of 2021 by six talented musicians living in West Cornwall who came together through a mutual love of Afro-Caribbean beats and sounds.
Their music is pure tropical sunshine and guaranteed to get people on the dancefloor – smiling and dancing!
Kizamba take the audience on a musical journey through South and Central America,the Caribbean islands and up into the immigrant neighbourhoods of the United States where Latin rhythms met jazz and soul.
Their set list is an intoxicating mixture of high-energy Afro-Cuban salsa, Colombian cumbia, Latin jazz, boogaloo, bachata, Brazilian samba, bossa nova, reggae, calypso and soca tunes guaranteed to get everyone moving! Tickets on sale soon

Sunday September 22 (8pm) SUNDAY SESSIONS with Tim Neville

See Sunday the 15th for details FREE

Tuesday September 24 (7.30pm) Jazz Club – TBC

Wednesday September 25 (8pm) GLOBAL JAMMING with Treve Nicol

See Wednesday the 18th for details FREE

Thursday September 26 (8pm) INDIE FOLK NIGHT with Toni E

See Thursday the 19th for details FREE

Friday September 27 (8.30pm) FESTIVAL SONGWRITERS SPECIAL with Joe Duke

See Friday the 20th for details FREE

Saturday September 28 (1.30-6pm) MARATHON MUSIC SESSION

See Saturday the 14th for details FREE

Saturday September 28 (8pm) CARLY AND SVEN

Carly and Sven feature Sven’s looped piccolo bass and Carly’s beautiful, bewitching vocals with covers of Prince, Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Wonder to name just a few, as well as original songs from their upcoming debut album.
Carly and Sven combine extensive backgrounds in live performance and session work locally and internationally, although their collaboration is relatively new.
Their music, honest and written from the heart, provides an insight into what being a songwriter is all about, with stories of life, love and optimism as well as loss and struggle. £12 TICKETS