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Thursday
24
MAY

Alex Curtis’ Sonic Brew Featuring Thomas Gould and Daisy Chute

19:00
22:00
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For this special event, pianist/composer Alex Curtis leads a stellar line up, comprising of Daisy Chute on vocals, Thomas Gould on violin, Kevin Glasgow on bass and Jamie Murray on drums. The group will be performing music from Alex's forthcoming album 'Patterns, habits and Changes.' Alongside this original material, the group will also play fresh arrangements of standards and music by the likes of the Police and the Beatles, all with a decidedly contemporary edge. Drawing on a whole range of influences, the band demonstrates outstanding musicianship and very strong collective writing skills. Expect highly original arrangements/compositions, heavy grooves and plenty of exciting group interaction.

"The young British violinist Thomas Gould seems intent on becoming the Nigel Kennedy of his generation…Scythingly scintillating playing from a young virtuoso with a magpie mind” - The Times

Alex Curtis has a multifaceted career as a pianist, composer, arranger and educator. He has worked in many different genres which stems from his interest in all styles of music which began at an early age. A skilled composer and arranger, Alex has worked with several top vocalists including Beth Hirsch (Air), Katina Kangaris, Daisy Chute, Noemi Nuti and Ana Silvera. In 2012, Alex collaborated with Ana for a ground breaking sellout series of concerts at the Roundhouse in London. For this, he arranged Ana's songs for choir, small band and string quartet to much critical acclaim.

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Dasiy Chute

Daisy Chute is a singer, songwriter, composer, arranger and teacher. As a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo) she performs her own material solo and with various bands including newly formed three and me. She is a founder member of vocal quartet All Angels who have released three successful platinum-selling albums with Universal, two of which were nominated for Classical Brit Album of the Year.

Dasiy Chute is the real deal, equally at home singing in diverse settings such as on Radiohead's latest album, 'A moon shaped pool,' or platinum selling vocal quartet 'All Angels,' and her jazz skills have been lauded by many, such as the late great Mark Murphy, jazz singer and six time Grammy nominee, who said “Daisy, like Barbra Streisand, has a fully developed vocal talent at a young age. This girl has the gift of communication.”