Christine Tobin‘s style, although rooted in jazz, is eclectic and draws on a broad range of influences from Ireland to West Africa to Brazil (Oumou Sangare, Elis Regina etc). Her sound is rich, authentic and deeply expressive and was described by the Guardian as “Tobin’s 24 carat voice” while praising her both for the poetry of her compositions and her golden voice. In 2012 she won a British Composer Award for ‘Sailing to Byzantium’, her settings of poems by W.B. Yeats and in August 2013 her interpretive powers were brought to the fore when she won a ‘Herald Angel Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her show ‘A Thousand Kisses Deep”, her imaginative versions of Cohen classics. Also in 2013 she was shortlisted for two Parliamentary Jazz Awards, ‘Musician of the Year and ‘Album of the Year’. Romantic and radical, Christine is a musical free spirit who blurs the lines to create her own unique style that is streetwise and eclectic. In 2008 she was named Best Vocalist at the BBC Jazz Awards.
Phil Robson is internationally regarded as a highly versatile and creative player who appears in all kinds of diverse settings, as well as being a being a renowned bandleader & composer.
“Phil Robson’s music, on a first hearing, always gives me that feeling I haven’t yet heard right the way through it to the other side. Yes, there are moments of beauty, external allure, yes there is variety. But there is also a depth which brings one back wanting to revisit, to hear more and more….. unmissable.” londonjazznews.com
Pianist/Singer-Songwriter Oli Rockberger, who divides his time between NY and his native London, has performed/recorded alongside Levon Helm, Gloria Gaynor, Jesse Harris, John Mayer, Steve Jordan, Chris “Daddy” Dave wi/Robert Glasper, Steve Gadd, Les McCann, Randy Brecker and Nathan East amongst numerous others. His latest album “Old Habits” was described by London jazz as a “monument to be relished in the border territory of jazz and pop”, with recent solo highlights including London Jazz Festival and “Love Supreme Jazz Festival”