Scheduled missions in the first week of February:
Thursday 4th: Women Make Music launch, Newcastle Arts Centre
This is a Jazz North East promotion, a double bill with a fantastic improvising electronics duo of Shelley Knotts and Mariam Rezaei. Advanced tickets are available HERE. The evening will also signal the launch of Gina Southgate‘s ‘Woman Paints Music’ exhibition at the Newcastle Arts Centre. This will comprise live gig paintings and prints that include women and work made in the north east.
Friday 5th: ‘Freedom and Structure Workshop’, Sage Gateshead
This workshop will be exploring the tension between written material and free improvisation. Tickets are available HERE.
Sunday 7th: The Green Note, London
This monthly night of original/contemporary jazz is programmed by the amazing tenor saxophonist Alex Hitchcock. We will be joined by special guest Nick Walters (Beats & Pieces, Paradox Ensemble) on trumpet and sharing the bill with pianist James Beckwith and his trio. Advanced tickets available HERE.
What’s particularly exciting is that we will be exploring new material on these gigs and going into the studio in the not-too-distant future to record our second album. Watch this SPACE (no pun intended…)!
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.
We’re thrilled to be doing a nine date tour to launch our album in May/June this year! This will be no ordinary tour either, as we’ll be joined by the amazing Quadraceratops under the banner of LUME – the original/improvised night I run together with Cath Roberts! Here are the dates:
26th May @ SPOTTED DOG, Birmingham
27th May @ LESCAR, Sheffield
29th May @ FUSEBOX, Leeds
31st May @ JAZZ NORTH EAST, Newcastle
1st June @ FREEDOM PRINCIPLE, Manchester
5th June @ BEBOP CLUB, Bristol
7th June @ VORTEX, Dalston
15th June @ FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE, Derby
16th June @ DEMPSEY’S, Cardiff