+ Harbottle & Jonas

Friday 17 May 2019 7.30pm Palace Theatre, Paignton

Talinka is a musical attempt to defy the boundaries between styles and genres. It is where folk, early music, jazz and tango merge into simplicity, harmony and warmth. 

Tali Atzmon had a starry career as actress and singer in Israel until she became a mother. Since then freelance photography and filmmaking have given her time to bring up her family and retain an involvement in the arts. Now she is returning to the stage with an unusual band which gives her and Gilad Atzmon an opportunity to explore areas of music-making distinct from what we might normally associate with Gilad. He has, however, arranged the music, produced the album and added a very individual baroque musician to the group to give it a distinctive sound.

The band includes the sensually warm and velvety sound of vocalist Tali Atzmon. The mesmerising and globally renowned Yaron Stavi on Double Bass. The uniquely gifted multi- instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett on Viola De Gamba, Violin, flute and voice. The internationally acclaimed and multi-talented Gilad atzmon on Bass Clarinet, Accordion and Soprano Sax.


“Talinka – such an evocative name – wittily appropriate for this intimate set so sensitively arranged around Tali’s straight from the heart, true and soulful voice. Since hearing Ms. Atzmon’s discrete contributions to records by Gilad and friends, I’ve long wished she would make a record revealing her own deeply personal approach to music , and here, at last, is that record.” Robert Wyatt

“Every now and again you come across a jazz album which dispenses with all the usual features and starts afresh: instrumentation, form, melody, harmony and soloing protocols are all reworked here with simplicity, depth and maturity.” Sarah Chaplin, London Jazz News

“Keening, remorseful music, but full of beauty.” Peter Jones, Bebop Spoken Here

“Everything a good album should be.”  Sammy Stein, Kind of Jazz Magazine



with support from Harbottle and Jonas

Harbottle & Jonas are a stunning young folk duo based in Totnes, Devon. Their music is eclectic and always accompanied with a great story. Together the husband and wife duo combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies and compelling and authentic musical arrangements, blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobra.


‘Disarmingly honest and spine-tingling moments’ – R2 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Stunning songwriting and heart-rending arrangements 9/10’ – Americana UK
‘Phenomenal’ – BBC Introducing
‘Damn Fine’ – Mike Harding
‘Definitely one of the best folk acts I’ve heard in a long while’ – Music News
‘I would stake money on a bright future for Harbottle & Jonas’ – Folkwords