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Alice in Grooveland

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About Alice in Grooveland

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London / Hastings
Hip, upbeat,modern jazz group, repertoire inc. blend of originals & modern jazz covers. Trumpet & Sax give a nod to the 50s Blue Note sound.

ALICE IN GROOVELAND are a quartet (sometimes quintet) of jazz musicians who came together on the busy London jazz scene in 2014. The line-up represents a great mix of experienced and younger musicians. Drummer Nick Bradshaw, trumpeter Steve Sincock and bassist Leslee Booth are all veterans of the music industry, while keyboardist and composer Andrew Myers is a relative newcomer on the scene. They are sometimes joined by top New Zealand tenor player Greg Heath, completing the classic Blue Note quintet line up. The band is a real working band, honing their sound through regular live gigging in London and the South East, and as such they place great emphasis on audience response. All their original material has evolved through live performance at venues such as Charlie Wright’s, Proud Camden, WMJazz at the O2 and Upstairs at the Brixton Ritzy, to name just a handful. Following a very well received appearance at the Rye International Jazz Festival in Aug 2014, the band recorded Skyline, their first album of entirely original compositions, which has gained regular airplay on jazz radio worldwide since its release in Dec 2014. “The band’s sound is rooted in the Blue Note soul-jazz of the 1960s, with catchy, original melodies, combining with a powerful groove to good effect. […] The band’s biggest strengths are their original compositions, which hold their own with some of the jazz classics that sprinkle their live performances, and the interplay between the four musicians. (Matthew Ruddick, Kind of Jazz, Jun 12 2015) ‘Alice in Grooveland have picked up the torch for funk and fusion on the London scene.’ - Rob Mallows, London Jazz News, April 2015 ‘The wondrous four piece draw on classic Sixties Blue Note sounds and the like of Herbie Hancock as they cast out enough hooks to catch a leviathan.’ - The Independent, May 2015

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Http://www.londonjazznews.com/2015/04/cd-review-alice-in-grooveland-skyline.html, 4 years ago

Alice in Grooveland have picked up the torch for funk and fusion on the London scene, and they want to run with it.

Http://www.kindofjazz.com/index.php/component/k2/205-alice-in-grooveland-skyline, 4 years ago

The band’s biggest strengths are their original compositions, which hold their own with some of the jazz classics that sprinkle their live performances, and the interplay between the four musicians, who have built up a good chemistry over the last year.

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