Menagerie at Baby People, part of Out Front’s The Week. Photo by Edward H Kitchen.
Out Front was brilliant! We had a great Menagerie gig, even though we had two deps (Alice Eldridge on cello, and Cath Roberts on bari sax depping for trombone) everyone rose to the music to great effect and the band felt like it really took a step forwards!
September 17th – Cath Roberts Large Ensemble @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, The Round, The Dukes, Lancaster
Very excited to be playing as part of a great ten-piece ensemble, playing new music written by Cath as Artist In Residence at Lancaster Jazz Festival!
September 28th – Ti/om @ IKLECTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
Another outing for the duo with Tim Fairhall, supporting Sloth Racket‘s first album tour.
October 23rd, 5pm – Madwort’s Menagerie @ Baby People Studios, Derby
The incredible Corey Mwamba’s Out Front project is hosting an amazing week of music, very privileged to be playing as part of that with my strings & winds sextet.
November 14th – LUMEkestra @ IKLECTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
This new ultra-large ensemble collective collaboration takes off at IKLECTIK. Sharing the bill with Ripsaw Catfish & Entropi, should be a classic LUME night.
November 13th – Overground Collective @ The Vortex, London (EFG London Jazz Festival)
Paulo’s oversized big band gets another outing, back at the Vortex. This will be mega…
Very cool review of Ma/Ti/Om by We need no swords! Favourite quote “warty belch”…! 😀
Super happy to be mentioned in The Wire as part of a Raw Tonk Records round-up! “restrained intensity”
Nice review of the Ma/ti/om review from Salt Peanuts:
“The tension between the three musicians, as the delicate balance, add a strange dramatic effect that deepens the dark, suggestive atmosphere of this piece. Impressive debut.”.
Much fun to be had in Manchester, and sunnier than in London too!
Thanks to Ben Cottrell for the mention on Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone! Listen here:
Obviously, I’ve played with Seth & Anton before, but this was the first time ever playing as a trio – and in front of a large (& enthusiastic) audience at a fundraiser for the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival 2016! Great photos of the evening by Agata Urbaniak: