Bill Chatwin writes:
Leeds College of Music have made a donation to Fusebox to recognise the work that Dave Hatfield did in Leeds for many years. Thank you to LCoM.
Taupe at Fusebox, Friday 3rd July, Fox and Newt, Burley Road, (opposite Park Lane College) Leeds.
Doors open at 8.00pm £8/£6
Taupe are, Adam Stapleford- drums, Mike Parr Burman- guitar and electronics, Jamie Stockbridge - saxophones, a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio, specialising in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw, high energy live performance.
The group’s sound is built of influences drawing from free jazz and math metal to hip hop grooves and post bop, with a healthy dollop of skronk, all navigated down a path that seeks to blur the line between carefully constructed rhythmic compositions and explosive group improvisation. Taupe thrive on the danger of this ambiguity, deconstructing their music in real time to weave fresh and dynamic paths through their material with each performance.
Taupe have been described as a ‘power- jazz commando team’ and also ‘a band’.
They self-released their first album in March 2014 and continue to work towards material for a follow-up release this year.
Aby Vulliamy and George Murray have stepped up to support Taupe. Aby and George are both very accomplished musicians, Aby on viola and George on trombone will make for an interesting mix.
Fusebox concerts take place at the Fox and Newt, 9 Burley Street, Leeds
LS3 1LD (opposite Park Lane College) Tel: 0113 245 4527
£8 / £6 Doors open 8.00 pm Live Music from 8.30 pm