A brand new band makes its debut in Hitchin this weekend after driving force Jayne Mason harnessed the creative talents of some of the top musicians in the area to bring her music to life.

The House Of Five will be performing in public for the first time on Saturday evening at St Faith’s Church in Woolgrove Road.

Jayne said: “My music is very atmospheric and cinematic, and I have four of the best creative players in our area around me. I feel very excited about the gig.”

Those four musicians include drummer Steve Seals and double bass ace Pete Myatt, both known for their work with power trio Jazzface which has a popular monhtly residency at the town’s Albert pub.

Luton-based Paul Jolly features on soprano sax with multi-instrumentalist Rob Le Plar on guitar, with Jayne Mason looking forward to playing the church’s real piano on the night.

Steve, Paul, Rob and Jayne have played in public before, and featured at a fundraising event at St Ippolyts parish church last May to support independent cancer charity Get Ahead.

Jayne sdaid said: “Hitchin has such a wealth of great musicians – we are so lucky.

“We also have a fabulous support act booked – Letchworth-based Bruce McCrae is a guitarist and singer, playing original acoustic material of the highest quality.

“It is going to be a lovely night in a great venue and the emphasis will be on love to celebrate St Valentines Day.

“There is even a 10 strong choir adding even more texture and atmosphere to the music.”

Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are £5.