ELLIOT GALVIN piano, synthesizer, toys
TOM McCREDIE double bass, guitar
CORRIE DICK drums, percussion
Led by composer/pianist Elliot Galvin, The Influencing Machine is a sonic reaction to the human mind, technology and the post-truth age. Analogue synthesis and electric sounds orbit the acoustic world of piano, bass and drums as the critically acclaimed ensemble launch their brand new album on the European label Edition Records.
Elliot has been delighting Vortex audiences since his student days! With his trio, but also solo, as part of the Chaos Collective and in duo with Mark Sanders. It’s a joy that the trio is coming home to launch the album here.
‘He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s – great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises.’ JOHN FORDHAM (GUARDIAN)