Sunday 18th November | 8pm
Dakhla Brass (‘Mumur’ Album Launch) Plus Spindle Ensemble
The Wardrobe Theatre
Tickets: £12.50 / £15 inc BF
Dakhla Brass return to The Wardrobe theatre to showcase their brand new and most expansive album yet – ‘Murmur’. As well as marking the addition of a sixth member, in the form of brilliant double-bassist Riaan Vosloo, the recording of the new album also sees the band working closely with Vosloo’s Nostalgia 77 colleague, producer Ben Lamdin, and recording away from their hometown for the first time (at London’s Fish Factory Studios).
Dakhla brass weave glittering brass threads into intricate musical tapestries like no other band. Propelled by restless percussion, theirs is ‘not exactly’ music – not exactly jazz, not exactly brass band or Arabian or second-line Mardi Gras, yet it draws on all that and more. This is demon stuff, delivered with deadly accuracy by six exceptional musicians- its in a class of its own.
“A powerhouse. Talent, instinct and creativity make them a real force to be reckoned with” (Sound on Sound Magazine).
“Very modern, great grooves, sound of Jazz coming from the UK that makes it stand out from everywhere else.” “Dakhla Brass – here is one of the bands doing great things right now.” (Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2).
Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental quartet from Bristol’s music collective ‘Bloom‘. They perform original compositions by Daniel Inzani that hover cinematically somewhere between jazz, folk and classical idioms, taking inspiration from artists such as Moondog, Eric Satie and Mulatu Astatke. Their debut album, Bea, was released as a luxury gatefold vinyl edition via new label Adderwell Music in Nov 2017.
‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington – BBC Radio 3, Late Junction