Saxoctopus album out now on Raw Tonk Records!

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.

Check it out:

Live at LUME released today!

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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LUME is 2!

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Join us at the Hundred Years Gallery on 9th July to celebrate two years of putting on cutting edge, exciting, risk-taking, innovative, in-the-moment original and improvised music at LUME!

Successful album launch at the Vortex on June 7th

We had a stellar album launch on Sunday 7th June at The Vortex. Thanks to all who came to support us!

We’ll be continuing #LUMEOnTour next week with gigs at The Blessington, Derby (promoted by Corey Mwamba) on Monday 15th and Dempsey’s, Cardiff on Tuesday 16th.

See you there!

Entropi

ENTROPI

Album Launch at the Vortex on Sunday 7 June

We are really excited to be releasing our debut album New Era on the F-IRE Presents label, out Monday 1st June! We will be launching the album on Sunday 7th June at The Vortex. Recorded at the Fish Factory Studios in London, the album features the music of saxophonist Dee Byrne with Andre Canniere (trumpet), Rebecca Nash (keyboards), Olie Brice (bass) and Matt Fisher (drums).

Get your copy of the album HERE.

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LUME On Tour

To promote the release of my debut album ‘New Era’ with my band Entropi (featuring Andre Canniere, Rebecca Nash, Olie Brice & Matt Fisher) we will be embarking on a nine date UK double bill tour (LUME On Tour) with Quadraceratops. LUME is the original/improvised music night I run with Cath Roberts weekly in Hoxton and monthly at the Vortex.

This tour is supported by Arts Council England. We are very excited!

ENTROPI

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Zonica at the Salisbury!

Looking forward to playing with ZONICA at ‘Jazz at The Salisbury’ tonight (Sunday 10th May) with these amazing musicians:

Gareth Lockrane: flutes/effects

Ed Riches: guitar/effects

Tom McCredie: bass/effects

Pat Davey: drums

Dee Byrne

Byrne/Nash/Pursglove

I had a really great gig at LUME last Thursday with a new trio: Byrne/Nash/Pursglove (Rebecca Nash on keys and Percy Pursglove on double bass) playing modules of composition in an improvised set. Looking forward to the next one!

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LUME On Tour 26th May – 16th June

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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