The Granite Band, hailing from south Devon, is fronted by vocalist KateWestbrook. Her strikingly original lyrics, conjuring up labour, love and death in the vast Dartmoor landscape, are matched by Mike Westbrook’s genre-busting score, setting free the inventive playing of this new group.

‘… a swerving collage of musical stylings built around Kate’s Dartmoor-themed poetry. Kate’s vocal trademarks were there – growling and howling one moment, stately declamations the next, while the jazz rock music jumped through Hendrix flavoured metal, Weillian cabaret and free jazz blowing.’ (Tony Benjamin – Bristol247)

‘This is an exciting and powerful recording full of surprises, which may well find a wider audience among rock and prog devotees.’ (Jane Mann – London Jazz News)

Kate Westbrook – vocals, Roz Harding – saxophones, Jesse Molins – guitar, Matthew North – guitar, Billie Bottle – bass guitar, Coach York – drums, Mike Westbrook – piano/keyboards

 

Subsidy available – see full Platform South conditions.

  • Available for performances taking place between 01 July 2019 – 31 December 2020
  • Platform South subsidy available £500
  • Promoter to match £500, plus any remainder of the total band fee and/or door split arrangements. 
  • Additional travel/accommodation expenses to be agreed between Artist and Promoter and are the full responsibility of the Booking Promoter
  • Booking enquiries: admin@westbrookjazz.co.uk
  • Read the full conditions and make an online booking 

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