30th May 2018


Trumpeter Sean Gibbs leads a 5 piece playing original music, interweaving jazz with influences from blues, rock and more, as part of their Arts Council funded album launch tour.

Fervour is a new band led by esteemed trumpeter and composer Sean Gibbs (known for his work with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Young Pilgrims, Calum Gourlay Big Band, Birmingham Jazz Orchestra and many more), featuring some of the UK’s most exciting young musicians.


They play original music which draws on influences from across the jazz tradition alongside the earthy grooves of blues, rock and more. They were awarded arts council funding to record their debut album, ‘Taking Flight’, at the renowned Real World Studios. This gig will be part of their album launch tour, presenting this well honed music live, where its impact is at its greatest and most direct.

Peter Bacon (of London Jazz News) – “When I spot trumpeter Sean Gibbs in a band my spirits lift; I know there will be spot on ensemble playing and expertly-turned, beautifully toned solos”


Herald Scotland (from a review of a concert by the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra) – “One of the evening’s star performers… bold, mischievous improvising that mightn’t have been out of place in the Ellington orchestra”


Tony Dudley-Evans (artistic adviser to Jazzlines and programme adviser to Cheltenham Jazz Festival) – “Beautiful tone and inventive soloing”



Monday 7th May 2018


Join ‘Ben-Bot’ (sometimes known as guitarist & performer Ben Lee) and friends as they introduce the magical world of jazz in a thoroughly original and entertaining performance. Have beeps of fun playing games, improvising, learning tunes with robots, unicorns and plenty more!


Friday 4th May 2018


One Trick Pony Club
Presents another vibing...


This time featuring...
Enigmatic, Birmingham based, taco banana nut jobs...


Check them out here, they are kicking off a mini hurricane throughout the West Mids and... the rest of the planet (soon)...



Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Music starts at 7pm

Jazz at Second Cup present Ben Lee!

This week at Second Cup we are pleased to welcome Birmingham based guitarist Ben Lee! 

Find out more about Ben and his various projects here:

Ben Lee - Guitar
Elliott Sansom - Piano
Ben Muirhead - Bass
Nathan England-Jones - Drums

Music starts at 7.
As usual student discounts on drinks.

Tuesday 24th April 2018


£5 suggested donation

9th April 2018


Fervour is a 5 piece led by esteemed trumpet player and composer Sean Gibbs (known for his work with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Young Pilgrims, Birmingham Jazz Orchestra and many more).


The band name represents the warmth, passion and honesty present in the music, which draws upon influences from the jazz tradition alongside the earthy grooves of blues, rock and more.


They were recently awarded funding by Arts Council England to record their debut album at the renowned Real World Studios, due for release in April 2018, and launch it with a tour of top English jazz venues.

Sean Gibbs: Trumpet
Ben Lee: Guitar
Andy Bunting: Piano
Nick Jurd: Bass
Euan Palmer: Drums



Doors at 8, entry by donation!

Entry by donation

5th April 2018

We’re very excited to announce the following tour dates to launch our debut album, ‘Taking Flight’, released on 5th April!


Thanks once again to Arts Council England for making the recording and tour possible, and we hope to catch you at one of the gigs.


Check out a preview of the album here: https://seangibbs.bandcamp.com/album/taking-flight.

Friday 9th March 2018


 GorillaBot at The Dark Horse

The oldest band in the known universe, being formed ten thousand years ago when some random static zappery forged an unsettling triumvirate of robot, monkey and wrestler.


That bizarre musical alliance continues several millennia later with Ben Bot, El Bajo and J’Rilla making the kind of otherworldly funk disco punk noise that could only come from such disparate influences.


We guarantee you haven’t seen a live band like this, your jaws will undoubtedly drop as your brain tries to make sense of the demented spectacle.


Check out GorillaBot’s latest video here.



Fri 9 Mar 9pm at The Dark Horse, 145 Alcester Rd, Moseley, Birmingham B13 JP. 





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