RESOLUTE presents a rich and diverse night of live music; music for thought, for relaxation and definitely for dancing, featuring four acts:
RESOLUTE (as heard on BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM) bring together free improvisation, intense grooves, ambience, poetry, spoken word, noise and contemporary jazz to produce fiercely original music, following the 2019 release of their debut self-titled album on Babel Label. With Gboyega Odubanjo: vocals, Raph Clarkson: trombone, FX, vocals, Phil Merriman: keyboards, Simon Roth: drums. Tonight they are joined by Brighton-based spoken word artist, Bassie Gracie.
"The music runs the gamut from free jazz freakiness to warbling bloopy electronica..." - Thomas H Green, the arts desk
The Back Spasm Band are a six piece whose ardent mix of Retro Soul, Funk and Afrobeat grooves is set to ignite in 2020 with the release of their debut EP. Based on the South Coast of England, BSB make battle scarred brass led offerings plus special guest vocals from the astonishingly wondrous Leonie Tremain. Also featuring Sam Adams - Sax, Tom Lark -trombone, Liam Robins - Guitar, Luke Dibbens - keys, Jason Gale - bass, Alex Moody - drums
The night will also be supported by two rising stars with stunning voices - Ria Hanley and Caity Baiser, both accompanied by Alex Keith on guitar.
Ria Hanley is a singer/songwriter from the South. Vocally Ria has taken inspiration from Emeli Sandé, Rihanna and Alicia Keys, performing within genres including Pop, Soul and more recently Indie music.