Root Music and Band on the Wall present a stupendous double bill featuring two of the fastest rising stars of the UK jazz scene live at ARC, Stockton on Tees.
Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, Manchester trio Go Go Penguin draw on influences as diverse as Debussy, Brian Eno, Massive Attack and EST for their exhilarating live shows, wowing critics and audiences in increasing numbers. Following the unanimous critical acclaim for their first album the buzz is already starting about their second release due in the autumn
“The music fizzes with irresitable energy and a rhythmic drive… Go Go Penguin seem destined for great things” BBC Music
Roller Trio’s music packs a hook laden punch, incorporating electronic soundscapes, thrashy noise, mammoth improvisation and stonking riffs.
Roller Trio are James Mainwairing, tenor sax and electronics, Luke Wytner, Guitar and Luke Wedden-Williams on drums. Collectively they create music of power and energy that makes them a band for the head, heart and feet.
“Dark menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazz” Gilles Peterson
This unreserved seating (no standing) concert will begin at 8pm.
Presented by Band on the Wall in association with Root Music. Supported by Arts Council England.