Bill Laurance Group at Sage 2, Gateshead

  • Tuesday | 28.02.17
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £16 ADVANCE / £...

Bill Laurance is a British pianist and composer. A world-renowned multi instrumentalist, composer and producer dubbed a “jazz maestro” by The Guardian, Bill has released four albums to date as a leader and has travelled across the globe and through a myriad of award-winning musical projects including his quartet, project, duo and as a solo pianist.

Bill is a two time Grammy winning artist and in 2015, he won the Breakthrough award at the JazzFM Awards, and has been nominated this year as a MOBO Best jazz act.

On his own, Laurance, a professional musician since the age of 14 has performed with an array of musical talents, including Morcheeba, David Crosby, Salif Keita, Bobby McFerrin, Susana Baca, Laura Mvula, Musiq Soul Child, the Metropole Orchestra and of course is known the world over as a founding member of the phenomenon that is Snarky Puppy.

Bill’s latest studio album is Aftersun, a tribute to space exploration and life in the cosmos. With flavours of dance music and African percussion, it combines deep world grooves with Laurance’s signature genre-bending exploration.

November 2016 saw the release of the much anticipated live CD/DVD “Live at the Union Chapel” recorded at the iconic London venue in front of an ecstatic sold out crowd.

Band lineup:
Bill Laurance – Piano/keys
Joshua Blackmore – Drums
Chris Hyson – Bass/Moog
Felix Higginbottom – Percussion/Keys

‘The natural evolution of contemporary instrumental music. Flawless’ –

‘No doubting Laurance’s creativity as a very unusual kind of world musician’ – The Guardian

*This is a seated show.*