My band Fabled, along with the Theo Jackson Trio will be doing an intimate concert at a private venue in Highbury and Islington on Thursday 26th May. Both bands are really looking forward to playing and it promises to be a really great evening of music.
If you would like to attend, please email me - firstname.lastname@example.org and cc in Gregor Riddell - email@example.com saying your name and how many tickets you would like to reserve. Doors at 7pm, music from 7:30, BYOB and entry is free. Exact address will be sent out nearer the time to anyone who has booked tickets. There are only a certain amount of places available so make sure you book soon if you want to come!
About the bands:
Fabled formed in 2014 when saxophonist/clarinetist, Sam Rapley, brought together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play his original music. This close-knit group of friends have since found a unified and unique way of interacting with each other, born through years of collaborative music making. Taking inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan and Bon Iver, the group explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting.
Heavily influenced by music for film, and the relationship between music and storytelling, Fabled are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic, age-old stories.
“They’re armed with an engaging storyteller attitude that accentuates the beauty found in how one note transitions to the next, how one passage builds up from another, and the way in which many streams of lyricism unite in a single-flowing confluence of imagery.” – Bird is the Worm
While his heart belongs to jazz, Theo Jackson’s soul lies in music that can cross boundaries and genres.
Over the last two years. the London-based vocalist, pianist and songwriter has been making waves on the live music scene performing at jazz clubs, venues and festivals including the Love Supreme, Cheltenham and EFG London Jazz Festivals.
His debut album – Shoeless and the Girl – features fresh and original songs with a distinctive voice, drawn from the imagination of a natural storyteller.
From the tale of a lovelorn tortoise to the homeless man of the title track, his songs have an ethereal, other-worldly quality and yet they are grounded in reality. The legendary Wayne Shorter personally approved Theo’s lyrical adaptations of two Shorter tunes which are included in the album.
‘One of the most interesting jazz vocalists and composers to emerge on the British scene in recent years, Jackson can flit between ballads and rapid-fire scatting in the blink of an eye’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Listen out for Jackson’s beguiling song-writing skills delivered via his strong earthly vocals and alluring charm’ Time Out London
We look forward to seeing some of you there. Any questions, feel free to get in touch. And huge thanks to Gregor for putting us on. Much love.