Thursday, 4 October 2012

9th October - Tom Millar Quartet + Ibbetson/Hanslip/Simmons/Brice

Tom Millar - Piano
James Opstad - Bass
Mike Clowes - Drums
Alex Roth - Guitar

Coming up this week we are proud to present two Fantastic bands. 

The Tom Millar Quartet formed at the beginning of 2011 as the main outlet for Tom’s playing and composition, the band also plays tunes by Alex and James, and aims to fully explore the textural possibilities inherent in the ensemble. Band members share a strong interest in composition, and as a result their repertoire includes strong melodies, intricate rhythmic grooves, and creative use of elements of free playing and unusual forms.

you can have a listen here:

As well as gigging regularly with his peers, he has shared the stage with many high-profile musicians over the past few years, including Tim Whitehead, Mornington Lockett, Tony Woods, Dave O’Higgins, Ian Thomas, Clark Tracey, Ian Shaw, Kathleen Willison, Oren Marshall, Mike Gibbs and many others. As a composer-in-residence on the National Youth Orchestra for three years he had his compositions performed at major venues around the country, including the Barbican, Tate Modern, Symphony Hall Birmingham and as part of a video instillation at the RCA.
You can find out more about Tom's exploits here


Mark Hanslip - Tenor Saxophone
Rory Simmons - Trumpet
Olie Brice - Double Bass
Peter Ibbetson - Drums

Kicking off the night, twisted melodies and spontaneous rhythms combine in this, the first outing of a new quartet from some of the UK's foremost improvisers. Between them, they have racked up performances alongside Ken Vandermark, Paul Dunmall, Mark Sanders, Stefan Payen, Pete Wareham and the late, great, Tony Marsh. Tuesday will be the first performance from this exiting new quartet, expect the unexpected! 

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