Friday, 29 July 2016

Tipping Point and Impossible Gentlemen at Leeds College of Music

Impossible Gentlemen 11 October

Two autumn concerts announced at The Venue, Leeds College of Music

The Earthworm’s Eye View Tour. Saxophonist, composer, singer-songwriter and now label boss James Mainwaring is perhaps best known as a founder member of the Mercury Prize nominated Roller Trio or more recently as a collaborator with and touring member of fellow Mercury nominees Django, Django, who he met at the 2012 awards. Tipping Point is his new project and the second release on Lamplight Social Records, the label he founded to release the second Roller Trio album, Fracture, after becoming frustrated with the machinations of the music industry.

Tipping Point features James Mainwaring on saxophone and effects alongside British improvised music legend Matthew Bourne (Fender Rhodes) and two of the UK’s most individual instrumentalists; Michael Bardon (double bass) and Joost Hendrickx (drums). Members of the band have previously collaborated on projects such as; Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project, the Fusebox Orchestra, Shatner’s Bassoon and Mainwaring/Bardon/Horne amongst many others.

It was whilst studying at Leeds College of Music (2007 – 2010) when Mainwaring, Bardon and Hendrickx met and were tutored by Bourne, a pianist whose innovative approach to improvisation and teaching proved to be a great influence on them that the genesis for Tipping Point was born.

Toying with language internalised from a vast range of music such as jazz, contemporary classical and north Indian classical, Mainwaring’s compositions for Tipping Point aim to evoke playfulness, mindfulness, darkness and extremes of emotion, the band journeys from reflective ambience to intense aggression, using telepathic improvisations, angular melodies and unorthodox sounds from eerie to comic.

Date Tuesday 27 September
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue
Tickets £10 / £5 / £3 to LCoM Students

The Let’s Get Deluxe tour. Anglo-American jazz ‘supergroup’, The Impossible Gentlemen are playing at the Venue, Leeds College of Music on Tuesday 11 October 7.30pm

Featuring internationally acclaimed British piano sensation Gwilym Simcock, Salford guitarist and UK treasure Mike Walker, American bass and drums superstars Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum the band now upgrade to a more expansive sound with the addition of multi-reeds instrumentalist Iain Dixon. The result is nothing less than remarkable with five unique talents, all superb players in their own right, coming together to create something new and powerful.

Date Tuesday 11 October
Time 7:30PM
Venue The Venue
Tickets £20 (full price, no concessionary rate)
£5 for LCoM students (strictly limited to 30 available at this price)
£16 special rate for members of the LoveMusicPass scheme


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