Root Down! with WorldService Project

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Friday 6th September 2019

7:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Seated dining from 7pm
  • Performance starts at 8pm
  • Followed by DJ Daddio & The Jazz Ambassadors - Free Entry from 10pm

Winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, and nominated for ‘Young European Jazz Artist’ WorldService Project are the leading specialists of Brit ‘punk-jazz’, two of the most alarming genre titles in the history of 20th Century music. Combined, they create an intriguing mix of Frank Zappa, Weather Report, Meshuggah and Stravinsky – all spiralling around in a Monty Python universe.

Having performed hundreds of concerts across 18 countries of the world, WSP have taken their intense live show to some of the world’s most respected festivals, including Tokyo Jazz Festival, Umea Jazz (Sweden), Tampere Jazz Happening (Finland), Ljubljana Jazz Festival (Slovenia), London Jazz Festival (UK), Gateshead International Jazz Festival (UK), Jazz sur son 31 (France), 12 Points Festival (Portugal), Jazz Art Sengawa (Japan) and in addition have toured extensively through Germany, Ireland, Poland, Estonia, France, Ukraine, Italy and Norway.

In 2013, WSP embarked on ‘Music and Miles’, a 35-date tour of the USA, visiting 17 States, and live performances in Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia. 2015/16 saw WSP’s first adventures in Asia, performing 20 concerts in China, including the world-renowned JZ Club in Shanghai and festivals in Shenzhen (OCT-LOFT), Shunde (Freedom Jazz) and Hangzhou (JZ Blooms). Trips to Japan and India followed, performing at the GOA International Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Jazz Arts Sengawa, Pune Jazz Festival and the Piano Man Jazz Club in Delhi.

2017-19 saw WSP consistently return to wow crowds across France, Germany, Italy, India and China as well as being showcased at Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), and receiving stellar reviews across the world for their fourth album.

The epic and anthemic live sound of WorldService Project is both thrilling and heart-wrenching, with a theatrical live performance thrown in for good measure, as one of Europe’s finest live-acts.

Dave Morecroft keyboards/vocals

Ben Powling saxophone

Arthur O’Hara bass

Luke Reddin-Williams drums

" Downton Abbey run by anarchists...a mesmerising combination of brutality and dark humour. The razor-sharp rhythmic edges are polished, the ensemble is painfully slick, and you can smell the rubber burning from their stylistic handbrake turns"- Matthew Wright, Jazzwise – February 2015

‘If you ever wondered what punk rock, blues and jazz would sound like if played at the same time -you only had to make your way to the Bacardi Arena and catch U.K.-based WorldService Project show you how it’s done. The band pushed hard on songs such as “To Lose the Loved” and “Fire In A Pet Shop.” Exuberant trombone parts and spiraling saxophone work by Ben Powling summed up WorldService Project’s emphatic set’ - RollingStoneIndia - December 2018 // @WSProject // “WSP” on Facebook // +44 7976 044278

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