64 TIB STREET
NORTHERN QUARTER
MANCHESTER
M4 1LW
OFFICE 0161 273 5495
CLUB 0161 831 7002

DIARY

6 Apr / 9:00pm - 12:00am / FREE ENTRY | DOORS 6PM | HAPP HOUR 6-8PM | GIG STARTS 9PM

BIG BAD WOLF

Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves.

This distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all 4 members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. All four band members have a strong grounding in jazz from their studies on the prestigious jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music and at Leeds College of Music. From this background, the band strives to constantly push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences, from Bjork to Derek Bailey, brought to the table by each member to the group. From the band’s first experimentations in late 2014 there has always been a primary focus on the instrumental blend within the slightly unconventional line up (trombone, guitar, bass VI and drums) and how to work that into forging an individual, contemporary sound whilst still honouring the improvisational element of the jazz tradition.

Part of Big Bad Wolf's release tour for the launch of their debut album, this extended performance will consist of exclusively original music written in their unique collaborative style over the past two years. Formed during their studies at the Royal Academy of music, the band has since developed an exciting, individual style that incorporates strong rock influences whilst preserving the characteristic intricacies and nuances of jazz.

Big Bad Wolf would like to thank Help Musicians UK for their generous funding throughout the process of making this album.

“I really like the kind of combination of lazy trombone and darting guitar riffs” - Jez Nelson, BBC radio 3 (Jazz on 3)

THE BAND
Owen Dawson (Electric Trombone)
Rob Luft (Guitar/Vocals)
Michael DeSouza (Fender Bass VI/Vocals)
Jay Davis (Drums)

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0161 273 5495 (weekdays before 6pm)
0161 831 702 (evenings after 6pm)