To celebrate 10 years of Gondwana Records, Soundcrash presents an all-day festival celebrating ten years of one of the UK’s finest labels. Founded in 2008, by Manchester-based trumpeter, composer and producer Matthew Halsall, Gondwana Records, turns 10 this autumn. Originally founded to shine a light on the Manchester scene, Gondwana Records is one of the UKs most influential jazz (and beyond) record labels, launching GoGo Penguin on the world and now home to an international roster featuring artists from as far afield as Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
Mammal Hands, met back in 2012 whilst busking in Norwich, and consists of a trio of like-minded musicians: Nick Smart piano, Jesse Barrett drums and tabla, and Jordan Smart saxophones. They then became signed to Gondwana Records and have since carved out a growing following both here and abroad for their hypnotic fusion of jazz, folk and electronica.
They are set to perform at the 10 year celebration of the label at Roundhouse London, on the 20th October (2pm-11pm) alongside a talented roster of Gondwana musicians…
Tickets will gone on sale at 12 noon on Monday 12th February online here: https://www.soundcrashmusic.com/gondwana-10/
Mammal Hands will be joining headline act Mercury nominated, jazz-minimalists Portico Quartet from London.
As well as Gondwana Records label owner Matthew Halsall in a rare performance of Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Records performing his trademark rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester.
…brilliant jazz and hip-hop influenced poet, singer and keyboardist Allysha Joy from Melbourne…
…and powerful electro-soul outfit Noya Rao from Leeds. The Sackler Studio stage will feature rising-star singer-songwriter Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose from Manchester, legendary composer and one-time Cinematic Orchestra bassist Phil France and a head-lining slot from the remarkable Belgian five-piece Stuff. mashing jazz, hip-hop and everything else into their own remarkable stew. Elsewhere the Torquil Stage will feature pop-up performances from Caoilfhionn Rose, John Ellis, koto player Keiko Kitamura and members of The Gondwana Orchestra performing a very special spiritual jazz set alongside DJ sets from Gondwana DJs, Worldwide FM DJ Tina Edwards and Paul Bradshaw of Straight No Chaser fame.
Also expect DJS, pop-up performances and Gondwana Records record fair.
Other Gondwana 10 Events include UNIT Tokyo on September 28, SAALCHEN Berlin on November 3 and the RNCM, Manchester on November 8. See the website for more info: http://www.gondwanarecords.com/category/events