A couple of gigs that got missed:
December 17th – LUME: The Hat Speaks @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton
The return of the hat jam, where improvisers submit to the will of a die and a hat full of names!
Sunday January 10th, 4pm – LJO @ the Vortex, Dalston
An enjoyable sunday afternoon big band gig depping on bari sax & bass clarinet & getting properly stuck into the LJO’s charts.
And some that are still to come:
Sunday February 7th 2016, 9pm – Overground Collective @ Jazz at the Salisbury, Green Lanes
Paulo Duarte’s big band roars in the Salisbury Pub on Green Lanes, with special guests Dave O’Brien & Jason Simpson aka the Quadraceratops rhythm section!
Sunday March 6th 2016, 8pm – Tom Ward / Adam Fairhall / Olie Brice / Andrew Lisle @ LUME at the Vortex, Dalston
A brand new collaborative quartet featuring myself alongside master improvisers Adam Fairhall (piano), Olie Brice (double bass) and Andrew Lisle (drums).
Sunday March 13th, 4pm – LJO @ the Vortex, Dalston
Back at the Vortex again with the LJO!
March 23rd-30th 2016 – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Germany
I’m depping again on baritone sax with Beats & Pieces for their trip to Germany, Austria and possibly some other surrounding countries. Hopefully I will be able to renew my passport before I have to catch the ferry…
April 16th – Madwort Sax Quartet live album recording @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton
We’re recording the first MSQ album at this very hip basement venue in Hoxton, presented by LUME.
April 23rd – Yazz Ahmed’s Family Hafla @ Bournemouth Jazz Festival
I’ll be depping on bass clarinet playing some of Yazz’s lovely Arabic-influenced music. And maybe we’ll see the sea…! More details at Bournemouth Jazz Festival‘s website.
It’s taken me a little bit of time to get over all the excitement (and the beer), but LUME on Tour was bloody brilliant!
“The only thing more blinding than the sun streaming through the Bridge’s huge bay window were the performances by these two outstanding bands.” – Bebop Spoken Here reviews the Newcastle gig
More live-tweeting archived on twitter hashtag LUMEonTour
May 26th to June 16th – LUME (Quadraceratops/Entropi) on UK tour!
This is the big one – LUME on Tour! A string of nine dates featuring the double-bill of bands from Cath Roberts & Dee Byrne around the UK, partially funded by Arts Council UK.
- 26th May – Jazz At The Spotted Dog, Birmingham
- 27th May – Jazz At The Lescar, Sheffield
- 29th May – Fusebox, Leeds
- 31st May – Splinter Jazz, Newcastle
- 1st June – Freedom Principle, Manchester
- 5th June – The Bebop Club, Bristol
- 7th June – ‘LUME Presents…’, The Vortex, London
- 15th June – Friends Meeting House, Derby
- 16th June – Dempsey’s, Cardiff
Thursday July 9th, 7pm – LUME 2nd birthday party – Hat Jam!
I’ll be one of 15 amazing improvisers putting their names into the hat for a night of unexpected & impromptu ensembles at Hundred Years Gallery in Hoxton to celebrate LUME’s second birthday!
Tuesday July 14th, 9pm – Overground Collective @ Vortex Jazz, Dalston
The big band returns to the world-famous Vortex, featuring tunes by Paulo Duarte & other band members (possibly including one of mine…!)
Wednesday August 5th, 2.30pm – Madwort Sax Quartet @ Portico Library, Manchester Jazz Festival
We’ve very pleased to announce that the sax quartet will be playing a lunchtime gig in the beautiful surroundings of the Portico Library during the Manchester Jazz Festival.
It’s been a busy but fun couple of months! The recent highlight was probably playing at the Clore Ballroom as part of the London Jazz Festival with Cath Roberts’ Quadraceratops, recorded for broadcast on Jazz on 3. Here I am at the gig fiddling with my reed…:
Also really fun was travelling around Scotland with Philip Clouts (brief LondonJazz review) – nice to play with Tim Fairhall in the traditional roles that our respective instruments take & also to explore some (small bits of) wilderness:
And also engineering/taking photos for the Deemer recording session:
Sunday October 5th – Quadraceratops @ The Vortex, Dalston
After a lot of hard work by bandleader Cath Roberts, we’re very pleased to present the first Quadraceratops album at the London launch party!
Tuesday October 7th – Quadraceratops @ Freedom Principle, Manchester
The Northern leg of the album launch!
October 31st to November 7th – Philip Clouts tour @ Various places in Scotland
I’m again replacing Carlos Lopez-Real for a tour around Scotland with Philip Clouts.
London Jazz Festival
Tuesday November 18th – Paulo Duarte @ Charlie Wright’s, Hoxton
I’ll be depping for Chris Williams on alto with Paulo Duarte’s band.
Thursday November 20th – Quadraceratops @ LUME, London White Cloud, Hoxton
The first of two LJF shows by the Quadraceratops
Sunday November 23rd – Quadraceratops @ Jazz in the Round
We’re very happy to be playing on the Jazz in the Round stage at the South Bank centre. Timings TBC!
Thursday Sept 25th – Madwort Saxophone Quartet @ Lume, Long White Cloud, Hoxton
A rare London date for the sax quartet!
Sunday October 5th – Quadraceratops @ The Vortex, Dalston
The London launch party for the Quadraceratops album!
Wednesday Jan 8th – Madwort’s Mechanical Mindset @ the Vortex, 8:30pm
We’re very lucky to have the next outing of the Mechanical Mindset at the Vortex alongside Chris Dowding’s Atrocity.
Sunday Feb 2nd – Quadraceratops @ The Salisbury (Green Lanes), 8:30pm
Warm-up gig for the February Quadraceratops recording session, hosted by Jazz at the Salisbury. Should be a good one!
Here’s what I’m up to in the near future:
Sept 4th – Madwort Sax Quartet @ Vortex Downstairs (early set 7-8pm)
A short after-work gig at the Vortex, curated by Chris Dowding.
Sept 12th – Jeff Chambers Variable n-tet @ Lume (Venue: 100 Crows Rising, Angel)
The n-tet has been rehearsing for a while, this is the gig!
Sept 17th – Quadraceratops @ Vortex (supporting ReDiviDeR)
Including a one-off collaboration between the two bands…
Sept 26th – Madwort Sax Quartet @ Lume (Venue: TBC!)
October 6th – Quadraceratops @ Union Chapel (afternoon: 3pm)
I have a couple of nice gigs in the coming months:
5th June 2013 – Madwort Sax Quartet @ Ryan’s Bar
We’re playing at Ryan’s Bar in Stoke Newington, supporting SPILL KIT.
24th June 2013 – Quadraceratops @ Jazz In The Round
Cath Robert’s Quadraceratops will be a set as part of Jez Nelson’s Jazz In The Round series, at The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, Marylebone, London NW8 8EH.
30th July 2013 – Ti/om @ Collisions
A new improvising duo project with myself and Tim Fairhall (double bass) will be doing a double-bill with the Colin Webster/Mark Holub duo at a new night run by Cath Roberts & Dan Paton.