Friday Sept 2nd – Let Spin + HON
We’re back, kicking off the Autumn season with another cracker of a night:
Chris Williams – alto sax
Moss Freed – guitar
Ruth Goller – bass
Marek Dorcik – drums
Featuring members of Melt Yourself Down, Led Bib and Moss Project, Let Spin is a band brimming with an individual and collective confidence. Recorded after a period of extensive touring, LET GO is the electrifying result of 18 months of writing and rehearsing, and fully delivers on the band’s significant promise as four powerful musical voices come together to forge a band sound that is uniquely their own.
Let Spin ar a band with a very cohesive group sound, but also a band that is not afraid to make the most of their individual voices; a band confident enough to explore both individual and group aesthetics in composition and performance. It is this hard earned group empathy that gives them the rare ability to move between thrashy punk, wistful reflection and more complex, quirky territory so effortlessly.
‘a significant new UK jazz force’ - John Fordham, The Guardian
Huw V Williams – bass / compositions
Laura Jurd – trumpet
Alam Nathoo – tenor sax
Jay Davis – drums
Hon is the exciting new project by rising star double bassist and composer Huw V Williams. Huw explains “The word “Hon” means “This” in Welsh. I got the idea for the name from a poem by T.H. Parry Williams. The poem is about a love hate relationship with Wales, and I feel that in myself; Wales is my roots and my family, but its like you have to leave Wales to fulfill yourself.”
Winner of the 2012 Yamaha Jazz Scholars Prize from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Huw draws on a rich combination of his Welsh roots, his training in Jazz and the contemporary creative music scenes in London, Brooklyn and Manhattan. “I really like the idea of music coming from the mixing pot of all your history, so this is just as much about a teenage rock phase in North Wales as a mid twenties Free Jazz phase in London.”
‘a collection of original jazz themes that would sound good played by almost anybody… It’ll be a strange oversight if this compositionally intrepid set doesn’t make the UK jazz end-of-year lists.’ - John Fordham, The Guardian
Another tantalising double bill awaits!
As ever, it’s doors at 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5. We recommend arriving promptly if you want a seat.
See you there!
ps. tickets are on sale for our special gig with Ellery Eskelin / Matthew Bourne / Chris Sharkey in Oct – see the home page and get them while they’re still there!