Prato / Bell / Luckin Trio
Early in 2012 guitarist Diego Prato formed his first original project, consisting of a trio with bass (Arron Bell) and drums (Joe Luckin). His background includes jazz, funk, Latin, soul and hip hop music. These elements are all important influences, shared by all members, in a sound that is jazz-based but that has an interest in, and a vision towards, the contemporary. This is expressed in a series of original compositions as well as interpretations of standards and songs that range from John Coltrane to John Scofield to Curtis Mayfield.
The trio has recently gained attention from BBC radio Lancashire, and their music is currently being played on shows such as ‘On the Wire’. Diego Prato and Joe Luckin are also familiar faces to the local urban and hip-hop music scene as they frequently perform with popular acts The Mouse Outfit and Skittles, respectively. All members are professional musicians performing with acts in styles from jazz to reggae and Latin.