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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
By turns floating, funking and punking out, Vole stuff a range of influences and compositional devices into an improvised funnel and let them splatter all over the audience. The quartet in this new line up are all mainstays of the London improv/jazz scene (having played with the likes of Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker and Pat Thomas, Andrew Plummer, Joe McPhee) and improvisation lies at the heart of the music but always framed within compositions that bring to bear their experiences of playing art-rock, groove-improv, punk, funk and jazz.
Vole have a record on Babellabel: The Hillside Mechanisms
Roland Ramanan (trumpet), Roberto Sassi (guitar and electronics) Ricardo Tejero (saxophone) and Tom Greenhalgh (drums).
"Staggering playing from the quartet put this gig firmly in contention for Gig of the Year (with ten months to go!). Infinite variations on riffs, lines, textures and tempi were exemplified." Jazz Northeast, 2012
"... finding this set of eight tunes has been a joy. The more I listen the more I hear" whisperinandhollerin.com
"…for textural variety, rip-it-up energy and fierce interactiveness, the trio is hard to beat" London Jazz News
The Golden Age Of Steam
The Golden Age of Steam's music is a kaleidoscope of sounds and textures traversing a musical landscape that veers between the psychedelic and the serene.
A platform for saxophonist James Allsopp's, imaginative compositions and featuring Tim Giles on drums, Kit Downes on organ, Ruth Goller on bass and Alex Bonney on trumpet, the band bring together a wonderful mix of electronica, funk, jazz and rock.
"A tasty spin on trio music" BBC Music.
"They sculpt progressive aural explorations of space that range in character from avant-garde classical to deconstructed blues" Metro.
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Live Jazz Award winner in the
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