I have been hard at work over the summer writing lots of brand new septet music. My sextet from last year has grown by one member and is therefore indisputably One Better than this time last year. We had the first rehearsal yesterday and I have spent today listening back to it. After the initial shock of hearing real musicians playing what I’ve written rather than the horrendous midi interpretations performed by my laptop I’m really excited about how it sounded. Needless to say the band sounded amazing, which will not come as a shock to you when you scroll down and read the line up of musicians. We have a couple of gigs between now and Christmas and are planning to make a record early next year, so watch out for that.
In the mean time, come and check it out at the Con Cellar Bar in Camden on the 21st of November (a special London Jazz Festival double bill with Liam Noble’s trio) or at The Oxford in Kentish Town on the 1st of December.
The septet is/are:
Me (obviously) – Alto/Soprano/Clarinet
Tom Challenger – Tenor Sax/Clarinet
Josh Arcoleo – Tenor
George Crowley – Bass Clarinet
Lewis Wright/Ralph Wyld – Vibes (Lewis at the Oxford, Ralph at the Con)
Sam Lasserson – Bass
Jon Scott – Drums