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About Rhythm Earth Trio

Jazz trio based in the south of England.
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The Rhythm Earth Electric Trio is led by jazz pianist Nic Saunders, as an outlet for his eclectic and groove-based musical ideas. The group performs original pieces rooted in the ECM idiom, as well as inventive takes on well-known melodies from The Clash and The Smiths. Tim Cole is the bassist of the group, and Simon Whittaker is the drummer. RET features as the house band at the Southsea Jazz Club in Portsmouth, and have performed with luminaries of the UK jazz scene such as Dave O'Higgins, Alan Barnes, Johnny Mars, Gilad Atzmon, Giuliano Pereira, Roberto Manzin and Benn Clatworthy.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
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
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Song list

We have many original tunes that have an ECM Scandinavian jazz feel. We also work as a jazz trio and can play jazz standards.
I.e. On Green Dolphin Street, Straight No Chaser, Poinciana, One Note Samba, Giant Steps ...and countless more.
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up consists of Keyboards, Bass and Drums, and can include saxophone, trumpet or singer.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Due to the large instruments and electrified nature of the group we cannot roam.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. We usually require a minimum of 5x5 meter stage space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£675
Up to 2 hours£750
Up to 3 hours£875


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Chaz C, 2 years ago

I was lucky enough to see the Rhythm Earth Trio in January 2019. I had no idea what to expect and was blown away with what I heard. Really interesting, contemporary sound and feel. Interesting times and melodies interweaving through themes. Very much looking forward to seeing them again soon.

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Stuart W, 2 years ago

Went to see RhythmEarth Trio in the little Havana jazz club, wow what a great gig! They played an eclectic mix showing a variety of influences and different moods and they clearly are master musicians. Highly recommended!