Thursday, 26 September 2013

BBC Jazz Award winners featuring Portishead members to play Morecambe

One of the heavyweights of the contemporary jazz world, Get The Blessing, will be playing at More Music’s Morecambe venue the Hothouse on Saturday 12th October from 8.30pm.  The band feature the drummer and bass player from acclaimed trip hop group Portishead, who won the Mercury Music Prize in 1995.

Support comes from Lancaster’s The Initiative, a constantly evolving anti-jazz/rap/funk/rock collective. 

Rarely has a band taken the jazz scene by the scruff of the neck and given it such a good shaking as Get the Blessing. Winners of the BBC Jazz Award 2008 for their debut album "All Is Yes,” Get The Blessing are one of the UK’s most exciting live bands.

Formed in 2000 when bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer from Portishead joined forces with the twin horns & electronics of saxophonist Jake McMurchie and trumpeter Pete Judge, GTB have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity.

Their 2012 album OC:DC was released ahead of a tour which took them through 12 European countries and a 15,000 mile, 10 date North American tour. With influences ranging from Ornette Coleman and Tortoise, to Blondie and Samuel Beckett, GTB consistently confound expectation.

Prepare to be teased, beguiled, soothed, spooked, jolted, and ultimately uplifted!

• Advance tickets cost £8  (£5 concessions) and can be bought over the phone on 01524 831 997 or online at www.moremusic.org.uk

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