I have played with The Soul Immigrants for 12 years, it was the first band I joined when I moved back to London from Sweden. I like the mixture of open-ended improvised sections mixed with tight corners. Coming from a soul and groove-based background, I always appreciate connecting with this music. The band sound is pared back and gritty, leaving space for loads of group interaction. The force is strong with this one.
Guitar/vocals: Emrys Baird (bandleader)
Alto sax: Moi
Keys/bass: Alan Gibson
Drums: David Bouet