Olie Brice Quartet – a couple of London gigs coming up

I’ve got two gigs coming up with the Olie Brice Quartet.  My Quartet usually features Mark Hanslip, Alex Bonney and Jeff Williams, but both gigs will be taking place when neither Jeff nor Mark are in town, so I’ve invited a couple of fantastic musicians to stand in for them – Tim Giles on drums and George Crowley on tenor and clarinet.  Really looking forward to hearing them play my tunes!

We’re playing at the Shaftesbury Tavern (534 Hornsey Rd, London) tomorrow – 25th June.  This is a fairly new night, 2 sets, only £5, 8.30pm start.  Then on the 18th of July we’re at an even newer night run by Dee Byrne and Cath Roberts, called ‘Lume’.  This is also two sets for £5 with an 8.30 start.  Information about the night can be found on their rather lovely looking new website – here.

Both gig will feature music from our newly recorded, yet to be released album…

Tobias Delius / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders – tour dates

I’m very excited about some gigs this summer/autumn with in a new trio with two of my favourite musicians – Toby Delius (reeds) and Mark Sanders (drums).  We’ll be doing the following dates:

31/08/13 – Groningen, Holland

19/09/13 – The Vortex, London

20/09/13 – Ort Cafe, Birmingham (actually it’ll be Miles Levin on drums for this one)

21/09/13 – St Margaret’s Church, Manchester (with special guest Dave Birchall)

22/09/13 – Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Olie Brice Quartet – upcoming gigs

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I’m really pleased to have a couple of gigs coming up with the Olie Brice Quartet, at two of my favourite London venues.  The current line-up of the quartet features Mark Hanslip on tenor, Alex Bonney on trumpet (and pocket trumpet!) and Jeff  Williams on drums.

We’re playing at the Oxford in Kentish Town on the 18th March, and the Amersham Arms in New Cross on the 19th March (a double bill with the Martin Kolarides Trio)

Before then (11th March) Alex, Jeff and I will be appearing as the Alex Bonney Trio, at the Vortex.  Alex writes beautiful music, and his trio is one of my favourite bands to play in.  The evening will be a shared bill, with a solo piano set from the extraordinary Alexander Hawkins, so should be a bit special…

Tour dates – Ken Vandermark / Olie Brice / Mark Sanders

Really looking forward to touring in September with Ken Vandermark and Mark Sanders.  Got (almost) all the details sorted, here’s the dates:

  • 24/09/12 – Manchester. Kraak Space, Stevenson Place (off Stevenson Square) M1 1DB. 7.30pm. £8 advance. www.buriedbones.co.uk (joint promotion with Noise Upstairs)

  • 25/09/12 – Newcastle. The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, NE1 2PQ. 8.30pm. £12 / £8 concs / £5 students advance from 0191 230 4474. www.schmazz.co.uk (joint promotion with Jazz North East)

  • 26/09/12 – Birmingham. Hare & Hounds, 106 High Street, King’s Heath, B14 7JZ. 8.30pm. £8. www.jazzlines.co.uk

  • 27/09/12 – London. The Vortex, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston, N16 8AZ. 8.30pm. £12. www.vortexjazz.co.uk

  • 28/09/12 – Brighton. The Open House, 146 Springfield Road, BN1 6BZ. 8pm. £6. www.safehousebrighton.co.uk

  • 29/09/12 – Dublin.  Whelan’s Upstairs, Wexford St, Dublin 2. 8pm.  €14/12  www.improvisedmusic.ie

Catatumbo – LP and album launch

The Catatumbo album is available to pre-order (ships early June, but you can get it before then by coming to our album launch…)  Recorded live at the Vortex during our November 2011 tour, it’s been released in a rather gorgeous package by Babel.  180g vinyl, gatefold sleeve with fantastic artwork by Jethro Brice (my brother) and a glass mastered CD thrown in, or alternatively downloadable in most formats, from here:

you can also buy the CD separately, but it seems not at that website, so you’ll to come to a gig or email me if that’s your preference…

We’ll be launching the album properly with a gig at the Vortex, on 21/05/12

BABs – Diving Bells

The debut album by BABs is now out, download only, on mini-Loop.  You can find it here:

http://loopcollective.bandcamp.com/album/diving-bells

BABs is James Allsopp on bass clarinet, me, and Alex Bonney processing us in real time.  We’re launching the album on 20/01/12, at Cafe Oto.  That gig is also the album launch for Icarus’ new album, the most exciting new electronic music I’ve come across in years, do check it out… details here:

http://cafeoto.co.uk/icarus-babs-inch-time.shtm