Band on the Wall takes outstanding multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer and founding member of Snarky Puppy, Bill Laurance on tour in April 2019, performing in Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Tickets on sale now.
Bill Laurance has travelled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects. A world-renowned multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Laurance is also known as a founding member of Snarky Puppy, the Grammy-winning collective.
Bill’s composition work extends across a wide range of genres, the most recent being his first feature film score ‘Un Traductor’ was nominated for best foreign film at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Other collaborations include work with prestigious dance companies (Alvin Ailey, Mathew Bourne and Northern Ballet Theatre). He is currently composing three separate commissions for Big Band, Orchestra and Choir and has performed with an array of musical talents, including David Crosby, Morcheeba, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca and many more.
Laurance’s four albums (Flint, 2014; Swift, 2015; Aftersun, 2016; and Live at Union Chapel, 2016) all hit the top of the UK and US iTunes Jazz charts and his new album ‘Cables’, due to be released in Spring 2019, is an entirely solo endeavour with Bill playing every instrument. Centred on Bill’s unique and beautiful piano playing, the album consists of eight brand new genre-defying compositions, embracing electronica and subtle beats and textures and is co-produced by studio wiz Nic Hard.
These concerts see Bill perform work from the album entirely solo with a little help from some electronic friends.