Within just 18 months of their first gig together, Leeds twenty-somethings Roller Trio (James Mainwairing tenor sax and electronics, Luke Wynter guitar and Luke Reddin-Williams on drums), described by Gilles Peterson as “…the new sound of UK jazz”, have been nominated for Best Jazz Act at the 2012 MOBOS as well as having their debut album named a 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize ‘Album of the Year’!
“What sets this young group apart is how often they favour melody over muscle. Memorable tunes such as R-O-R and Where’s My Whip will resonate with listeners who have never darkened a jazz club door” (The Times **** Stars)
“Their self-titled debut album is a gripping, aural rollercoaster ride, opening with Deep Heat, a powerhouse riff of a tune, funky and hard edged, before giving way to the bewitching, evocative Rollertoaster and the punchy, hooky Howdy Saudi. Other highlights include the stonking The Nail That Stands Up, the echoey sadness of A Dark Place To Think, the rollicking The Interrupters and thoughtful softly anthemic ROR. Their use of electronics gives their music a muscular sonic edge and febrile funkiness that makes this music for the heart, head and feet.”
Vote for Roller Trio on the MOBO website (it only takes a minute to sign up!) and catch them live at the venues below, including the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Award Show on 1 November at The Roundhouse.
|May 29th 2013 http://www.propergandaonline.com||Roller Trio in Birmingham||Hare and Hounds||United Kingdom|
|Venue phone: 0121 444 2081.|