A HIGHLY acclaimed musical quintet from Bristol will perform at three Dorset venues this December, in partnership with Artsreach.

Following two previous tours in the county, Moscow Drug Club return with their unique and infectious tunes, combining the trumpet and jazz guitar with the piano and accordion to create their sound. The band have performed at venues and festivals across the UK, including Womad, Larmer Tree and the Royal Albert Hall, as well as recording three studio albums and featuring on various radio stations.

Moscow Drug Club includes classical and jazz vocalist Katya Gorrie alongside double bassist Andy Crowdy, who has toured with some of Europe's most renowned gypsy swing guitarists. Pianist and accordionist Mirek Salmon has composed music for the British Film Institute and BBC television, while Jonny Bruce is a freelance trumpet player trained classically and in jazz. Completing the quintet is Andy Bowen, a jazz guitarist known for his strong rhythmic style.

The band will perform at Alderholt Village Hall on Friday, December 6, at Chetnole Village Hall on Saturday, December 7 and at Stalbridge Village Hall on Sunday, December 8.

All performances begin at 7.30pm. For tickets, contact the venue or visit the Artsreach website.