One of the UK's finest bassists. An absolute giant of jazz bass in my view. His solos are a lesson in 'listen out for the bass'.
A stunning player. Many do not listen out for the talent of a great bass player, and in that I include singers too, but when you have a bass player that can communicate through bass in a way that makes you listen to what he is doing and where he is going within a song, you know, hands-down you have a bass player that is totally exceptional. Tom Dring is a jaw-dropping bassist, who can make the bass talk to an audience in ways rarely seen.
An outstanding, mesmerizing, and watchable pianist. His playing may make your jaw drop. The UK is blessed to have talent like this. Such passion and quality.
Olly Chalk plays with such finesse, beauty, and sheer talent that is incredible and powerful.
WAydenne says " I am so honored to have this wonderful, jaw-dropping talent and, lovely human being on my team"
A unique powerhouse drummer. Aydenne says "I have never seen a drummer get that level of response from an audience, it's just extraordinary" . Gwilym is not a hashed-together version of other well-known drummers. Gwilym is totally unique, so powerful, and a talent that whether you normally recognise drummers in a band or not, instantly grabs your attention through sheer talent" A mind-blowing ability.
The Big Mama Trio came about organically as ‘band trees’ do, but Mama Aydenne wanted to have a band that ‘got her’, and could swing like the clappers.
Aydenne has been dubbed ‘London’s Queen of Swing’ a badge she wears with pride and honour.
The most important thing for Aydenne i that her musicians play with authenticity, not just what was is front of them, or what they had heard before. Jazz is about how it feels.
Feel something, don’t just play it!.
One of Aydenne’s favourite composers is Duke Ellington who said “ If it sounds good and feels good, then it IS good”.