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.
Check it out:
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…
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.
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!
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