The Entropi spaceship is scheduled to land next Wednesday 14th October at Karamel Club in Wood Green where we’ll be playing a set from our debut album New Era and sharing the bill with Alison Beck and her new project!
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Word Of Moth, a new collaboration with myself and saxophonist/composer Cath Roberts will be playing at St Paul’s Sessions on Friday 4th September in a double bill with John Butcher. Joined by Seth Bennett on double bass and Tom Greenhalgh on drums, we play original music, using it as source material to inspire our improvising.
Really enjoyed playing at Manchester Jazz Festival with Madwort Sax Quartet on 5th August! I was standing in for Chris Williams and had a blast playing in the beautiful setting of the Portico Library!
Saxoctopus is an exciting new ensemble of eight improvising saxophonists. Our debut album is out now on Raw Tonk Records! It was recorded at The Vortex in London by Alex Bonney, and features the combined talents of Julie Kjær, Cath Roberts, Viceroy Tom Ward, Sam Andreae, Colin Webster, Oliver Dover, Rachel musson and me.
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Cath and I are excited to announce the release of ‘Live At LUME’ – a compilation of tracks recorded at LUME gigs, donated to us by the artists. All proceeds go directly towards helping us put on future gigs: this means covering our costs like printing flyers and posters, contributing to bands’ travel expenses, etc. We’re hoping to make LUME into a more sustainable operation – while also putting some great music out there in recorded form and well as live! A fantastic array of bands have donated tracks: Yana, Ripsaw Catfish, Alex Bonney Quartet, Byrne/Nash/Pursglove, AKW (Sam Andreae, Richard Knight, Tom Ward), Olie Brice (solo set!), Word of Moth and Shatner’s Bassoon. Plus, it’s all been mastered by the ever-excellent Alex Bonney, so although these are bootlegs, they sound great. Have a listen and grab your copy below…
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