ZOE GILBY QUARTET or TRIO Zoë Gilby is a vocalist and songwriter, making a stunning impression on the music scene today. Her compelling original compositions are written with double bassist husband Andy Champion. A powerful collection of songs with a strong narrative. Supported by guitarist Mark Williams and drummer Richard Brown they deliver a commanding mix of musical sophistication and dramatic edge. An engaging repertoire of story telling and atmosphere, her stockpile of music also includes an adventurous blend of contemporary composers from Kate Bush to Pink Floyd and the sensitive treatment of jazz standards, completes this particular “story-book” Touring the UK and internationally, she continues to perform at prominent jazz festivals and venues.
ZOE GILBY ANDY CHAMPION VOICE AND DOUBLE BASS DUO Zoë has teamed up with her husband, the innovative and powerful double bassist Andy Champion for a voice and double bass duo. This exceptional pairing create an electrifying soundscape in this beautifully integrated music. Breathing fresh life into the familiar as well as heading off to the unchartered. The well-honed duo know each other by heart. Their approach is bold, hypnotic and mesmerizing. Interacting and infiltrating one another’s sound. Removing the boundaries, exploring space and time with just voice and double bass. Inspired by the legendary Sheila Jordan, this exciting project has been taking audiences by storm throughout the UK and Europe and highlights her ingenuity in interpreting a lyric.
FAMILY JAZZ ALL STARS. London music producers Serious, invited Zoe Gilby Quartet to host the prestigious Family Jazz All Star shows. An unmissable family friendly show, ideal for children to grandparents. In this 50 minute jazz-tastic performance, Zoe lends her captivating style to this fun-filled tribute to jazz singers past and present, sharing the stage with a line-up of highly accomplished jazz musicians. Including songs from jazz down the years, as well as her distinctive take on popular classics, this promises to be perfect for all the family. Fun and upbeat with lots of opportunity for interaction and participation. Bring the whole clan and enjoy an energetic whistle-stop journey through jazz like no other! Performances of this project include at the London Jazz Festival, Sage Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and Hull Jazz Festival.
“A mix of intelligent original songs and innovative arrangements of tunes by both jazz and pop composers. It’s the quality of the original songs that make this jazz vocal album stand out from the pack.”
The Jazz Mann Album: Twelve Stories
“Spirited songs with a certain gritty personality poking through.”
Marlbank Album: Twelve Stories
“Deserves wider recognition and a major record deal. An excellent CD.”
Courtney Pine BBC Radio 2 Album: Now That I am Real
“A Wonderful CD”
Sheila Jordan Album: Looking Glass
“Sparkling debut by an exuberant singer whose lively personality comes across on every track. Sheer enjoyment throughout.”
Jazz UK Magazine Album: Now That I am Real
“A wide vocal range, warm timbre and clear diction which she uses skilfully to unveil her moods. It’s clear that she’s already found her own voice.”
All About Jazz, USA
“Talent, skill and a beautiful voice.”
Mod Radio, MADRID
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