Nubiyan Twist are a 12 piece outfit based in Leeds / London, fusing groove driven music from around the world with soundsystem culture and jazz inspired improvisation. A culmination of musicians, DJs and producers alike, the band strives to encourage artistic and social unity between different cultures and musical styles. Notable influences include the likes of Fela Kuti, King Tubby, J Dilla and Herbie Hancock.
Over the band’s 3 year lifespan, they have collaborated with Ruby Wood (Submotion Orchestra) and played alongside the likes of De La Soul, Hot 8 Brass Band, Quantic, Robert Glasper, DJ Yoda and DJ Vadim to name a few. With two one-off releases under their belt and an EP due in October 2014, Nubiyan Twist are now working on their debut album at Henwood Studios.
Nubiya Brandon (vocals), Finn Booth (drums), Luiz Adami (percussion/vocals), Alec Hewes (bass), Tom Excell (guitar/FX) Oliver Cadman (keys/ synth), Jonny Enser (trumpet), Nick Richards (alto sax), Denis Scully (tenor sax), Josh Podbury (trombone), Joe Henwood (baritone sax/FX), Tom Davison (turntables/FX).
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.