Styles Jazz Duos / Groups • Pop Guitar and Vocals
Counties Cheshire • Derbyshire • Greater Manchester • Hereford & Worcestershire • Oxfordshire • Rutland • Shropshire • Staffordshire • Warwickshire • West Midlands
This Trio play a selection of songs from the last 100 years from jazz, soul and pop genres with a jazz approach.
The trio is fronted by singer Kate who’s main inspirations are Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. Kate has a unique voice and is a great interpreter of both modern and classic songs. She has been singing in public since she was 14 and settled on jazz after some early flirtations with folk. Kate has been fronting the trio since 2007 and has proved to be a charismatic performer with great stage presence.
The guitarist Chris was runner up in Guitarist Magazine Guitarist of the Year in 2002 and have since played full time working for Redbridge and Birmingham Music Services in addition to playing and recording with New Zealand jazz singer Trina Innes. Other projects have been on a sessional basis including for Trinity/Guildhall College of Music. His main influences are Joe Pass and Barney Kessel.
Double bassist Paul completes the trio who has been playing for over 30 years in an astonishing range of genres. He has performed at numerous prestigious venues and festivals with a host of acts. Paul’s rich bass sound is reminiscent of ESTs Dan Berglund and Pat Metheny Group’s Steve Rodby.