Acoustic band


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Incandescendo blend hypnotic and intriguing cello played to concert standard with the highly imaginative stellar Latin percussion & guitar
Acoustic band

Emily Burridge and Felix Gibbons of Incandescendo have worked alongside a host of musical luminaries in Jazz, Classical and Popular music including George Michael, Roger Daltry, Jools Holland, The Specials, Olodum, Peter Gabriel, Gilberto Gil, Milton Nascimento, and many more.. The performance repertoire includes their arrangements of Brazilian Classical and Popular music and features an array of new compositions by the duo for guitar, cello and percussion . With their cabaret approach they promise to make you smile and maybe you’ll be driven to dance as they transport you with seductive melodies and toe tapping beats and their own mellow and melodic take on joyful Brazilian music. This duo of British musicians who have worked extensively in many genres travelling far and wide with their music, deeply enriched by the process, none the less maintain their origins, bringing to their work a kaleidoscope of fresh musical influences which break new ground between Classical, World, Folk and free jazz idioms. In performance clever use of modern sampling technology enables them to expand their compositions and create exciting multi tracked pieces, spinning a web of intricate harmonies and rhythms, highlighted by some dazzling displays of improvisation. Their concert program includes their arrangements of Brazilian classical and popular music, samba and choros and an array of new works for ‘cello and percussion/guitar. Felix Gibbons is an internationally acclaimed percussionist specialising in the multiplicity of instruments that characterise the distinct rhythms of Brazil and Latin-America. These dance around and enhance the melodic sounds of Emily Burridge, the classically trained virtuoso 'cellist, who with her passion for Brazil is energised by the rhythms and finds them a limitless source of inspiration for composing and improvising melodies and in performance utilises sampling pedals to recreate the multi tracked Incandescendo compositions. “Worlds are integrated and superimposed as they combine their many influences and create beautiful and exotic soundscapes” Or as one journalist wrote after one of their London shows, "I was transported on an imaginary train journey through a warm, dazzling, sunlit green and lush, remarkable country thousands of miles away by the sublime sounds.." Since Incandescendo commenced in 2013 performance locations have included: St Ives Festival, Truro Cathedral, The Bolivar Hall London,The Pump House Aldeburgh Festival, Blaze Festival Newbury, Carn to Cove rural tour, Millenium Hall Llandogo Welsh nights out scheme as well as many churches and clubs and rural touring with Dorset Artsreach and Carn to Cove. They also performed at The British Red Cross Gala Ball...

Performance details
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
World music, Brazilian music, Bossa nova, Samba, Latin
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert
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From customers:

John B, 3 years ago

Incandescendo's blend of hypnotic and intriguing cello played to concert standard with the highly imaginative stellar Latin percussion are the reason why they are booked regularly at Angola '76"