SoundBite: Virtuoso musicians set for Black Lounge gig
Special triumvirate play live at Black
A TRIO of virtuoso musicians will come together for a special live session of electronica, jazz and contemporary beats.
The group, dubbed SMS, comprises Indian bass player Shri, who has collaborated with Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh, Marc Layton-Bennett, son of 1970s Huddersfield drumming ace Geoff Layton-Bennett (Ckreed) and jazz trumpeter Sean Corby, who has toured with 4 Hero, Mica Paris, Finley Quaye and The Manic Street Preachers.
It is a real coup to get these talented musicians together for a rare appearance in Huddersfield in this not-to-be-missed gig.
Shri became a key member of the small stable of artists on Outcaste records, the label that put the ‘Asian Underground’ on the map.
Bollywood soundtracks, sitars and tablas were all the rage and a new generation of British-Asians asserted themselves with confidence right across the cultural spectrum, in music, dance, literature or television.
The music created filtered the energy of the drum and bass and electronica scenes into intricate arrangements informed by both entrancing Indian ragas and cyclonic jazz improvisations.
Top notch session drummer Marc, is well known in the local music scene performing on TV and film scores such as Derren Brown’s “Trick or Treat”, “Russian Roulette” and “Seance” and live performances on the “National Lottery show” (BBC), “The Drop Dead Show” (CH 4), “Films of Fire” (CH 4) and “It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time” (BBC).
He has relocated back home to Huddersfield from London where he performs in local bands (The Why and Wherefores, Lyre and the Di Maurizio Trio) alongside working with Jah Wobble in The Nippon Dub Ensemble, The Modern Jazz Ensemble and currently Jah Wobble and Keith Levine's Metal Box In Dub.
SMS will appear at Black Lounge tomorrow night. Doors 7.30pm. Entry £2.50.