Big Bad Wolf

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Big Bad Wolf Short Info

Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves…

...this distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all 4 members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. All four band members have a strong grounding in jazz from their studies on the prestigious jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music and at Leeds College of Music. From this background, the band strives to constantly push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences, from Bjork to Derek Bailey, brought to the table by each member to the group. From the band’s first experimentations in late 2014 there has always been a primary focus on the instrumental blend within the slightly unconventional line up (trombone, guitar, bass VI and drums) and how to work that into forging an individual, contemporary sound whilst still honouring the improvisational element of the jazz tradition.

“I really like the kind of combination of lazy trombone and darting guitar riffs” - Jez Nelson, BBC radio 3 (Jazz on 3)

Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves…

...this distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all 4 members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music. Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. All four band members have a strong grou...

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Past Gigs Big Bad Wolf

  • 10 | 2016 Vortex, London Match&Fuse festival downstairs @ the Vortex
  • 10 | 2016 London E17 Jazz
  • 09 | 2016 London Sofar Sounds
  • 07 | 2016 Leeds Sproggits @ Wharf Chambers
  • 05 | 2016 Norwich Norfolk & Norwich Festival
  • 05 | 2016 London Green Note
  • 01 | 2016 Rich Mix, London Zealous X Festival
  • 11 | 2015 London 606 Club

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472 Fans
1,317 Plays

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2014

Members

  • Owen Dawson Electric Trombone
  • Rob Luft Guitar/Vocals
  • Michael De Souza Fender Bass VI/Vocals
  • Jay Davis Drums

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