Playing experimental, genre blending music, award winning Tyneside trio Archipelago fuse jazz, alt-rock and free improvisation to name a few, taking inspiration from musicians as diverse as Don Cherry, Morphine and Joni Mitchell.
Since releasing their debut LP ‘Weightless’ in 2017, Archipelago have received national airplay (Late Junction, Jazz on 3), received a ‘Peter Whittingham Development Award’ from Help Musicians UK and played on bills up and down the country including sharing with Arun Ghosh, Horse Orchestra and Binker & Moses.
In 2018, with the support of Help Musicians UK and Cobalt Studios in Newcastle upon Tyne, they ran ‘BETWEEN WAVES’, a collaborative residency-gig series for female-identifying artists to make new music with Archipelago.
Now working towards their second album release in 2019, Archipelago have a fast growing reputation for their honest, engaged musicianship and compelling live performances.
Listen here: https://archipelagojam.bandcamp.com