ZONICA plays at ‘LUME Presents…’ @ the Vortex

I’m looking forward to playing with improvising acoustic/electronics ensemble ZONICA tomorrow at the Vortex as part of the ‘LUME Presents…’ series. It’s always a lot of fun playing with this group. It will definitely be one of the more unusual Easter Sundays I’ve experienced!

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Dee Byrne

VTQ gigs in Bristol

I’m looking forward to playing a couple of gigs with the Vicky Tilson Quartet in Bristol: Tunnels Club (8th March) and Colston Hall Foyer (12th March). We’ll be playing tunes from the new album which is due for release on March 30th on the ‘F-IRE Presents’ label. It’s gonna be a blast!


Taster from Deemer recording session September 2014

Word of Moth @ LUME

I’m excited about the first outing of a brand new project (co-led by me and Cath Roberts) on Thursday 12th February at the Long White Cloud!

One of our most important goals when setting up LUME was to create a space for new projects and we’re taking advantage of that space and collaborating (musically) for the first time…

Word Of Moth will explore new compositions by Dee and Cath plus group improvisation. The two saxes will be joined by an exciting rhythm section of Seth Bennett (Nut Club, Metamorphic) on bass and Tom Greenhalgh (Snack Family, Metamorphic) on drums.

Dee Byrne alto sax, compositions
Cath Roberts baritone sax, compositions
Seth Bennett bass
Tom Greenhalgh drums

Word of Moth

As usual it’s doors 8pm, music at 8.30pm. £5 entry.
See you there!

LUME Spring 2015 season

LUME Spring 2015 season starts next week!

For full listings visit our website

LWC Spring 2015

Vortex season 2

Entropi update + Happy Christmas!

The year is drawing to a close and it’s been an eventful one for Entropi with a packed out gig at Pizza Express (part of the ‘Xantone Blacq Presents’ series), being awarded the Jazz Services Recording Support Grant, recording our debut album at Fish Factory Studios, launching a successful Kickstarter campaign and playing to a full house at LUME for the EFG London Jazz Festival – read our great review HERE.

We’re looking forward to an exciting year in 2015 when we release our album on the ‘F-IRE Presents’ label, with album launch planned for June 7th at the Vortex with ‘LUME Presents…’ and plans for an ambitious UK double-bill tour! More on that soon.

Meanwhile, have a great Christmas!


This photo shows mockups of the album artwork by the talented Ricky Day.


Two gigs + live recording with Saxoctopus

I’m looking forward to playing at ‘LUME Presents…’ at the Vortex this Sunday 7th December with Saxoctopus, a saxophone octet that ‘showcases original compositions by its members, as well as being a vehicle for exploring graphic scores and guided group improvisation.’ We’ll be sharing the bill with Alphabets, a new trio with Hannah Marshall, Nick Malcolm and Lauren Kinsella. Read more about the ‘LUME Presents…’ series on our website. Both sets will be recorded live by Alex Bonney, which is pretty exciting stuff!

Buy advance tickets for the Vortex HERE

On Tuesday 9th we’ll be travelling up to Derby to play at Corey Mwamba’s Family Album. You could even call it a mini tour!

Buy advance tickets for Family Album HERE



Saxoctopus is:

Julie Kjaer – alto
Oliver Dover – alto
Dee Byrne – alto
Rachel Musson – tenor
Tom Ward – tenor
Sam Andreae – tenor
Cath Roberts – baritone
Colin Webster – baritone

Recording with Deemer

Deemer – an experimental duo which blurs the boundaries between sound art, electronics and improvisation – had a great recording session last week in a space we’ve been using to rehearse since the beginning of September. The ‘Jamestown Road Sessions’ will be released in 2015 as audio/visual document of our explorations.

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards

Dee Byrne + Merijn Royaards


Photos by Tom Ward

Gigs with Deemer & Entropi @ LUME for EFGLJF

I really enjoyed playing with Deemer and Entropi at LUME for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. I’m looking forward to releasing debut albums for both projects in 2015.

Watch this space for updates!



Three nights @ LUME for the EFG London Jazz Festival!

I am really excited about our three night special at LUME (Long White Cloud, 151 Hackney Road, Hoxton) for the EFG London Jazz Festival. It’s gonna be mega!

Kicking off proceedings on Tuesday 18th we have a double bill with Ripsaw Catfish (Cath Roberts and Anton Hunter) and their project ‘Shoaling’ + Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore. On Wednesday 19th, Deemer – an electro-acoustic sound art project with myself and Merijn Royaards takes the stage alongside improvising electronics trio duck-rabbit. On Thursday 20th, to round things off we’ve got a HUGE and I mean a HUGE double bill with my band Entropi and Cath Roberts’ fabulous band Quadraceratops. It feels great to have the opportunity to showcase two of my projects and see some of my favourite musicians playing in the intimate setting of Long White Cloud. Oh yes I am very happy indeed!

Tuesday 18th: Ripsaw Catfish & Corey Mwamba/Dave Kane/Joshua Blackmore (tickets HERE)



Wednesday 19th: Deemer & duck-rabbit (tickets HERE)



Thursday 20th: Entropi & Quadraceratops (tickets HERE)

Dee Byrne + Entropi


Photo Credits:

Quadraceratops by Alex Bonney

Entropi by Carl Hyde

Deemer by no one (camera on timer!)