Sat, 29 Apr|
Fred Hills Quartet + Vera Noor
A night of contemporary jazz-folk, bossa nova & soul.
When & Where
29 Apr 2023, 19:30
The Venue, 1 Holland Rd, Hove BN3 1JF, UK
Drummer, composer & collaborator Fred Hills returns to The Brunswick for a special full band performance. Taking inspiration from a wide range of genres, Hills’ music is a captivating blend of contemporary jazz, alt-folk & indie. His debut EP ‘Incerto’, released via Ninja Tune, is ‘a tapestry of delicate and expressive guitars, eloquent strings and colourful rhythms’ - as described by popular music blog Indie Band Guru.
Featuring Andrew Stuart-Buttle (violin/keys), Alfie Weedon (double bass) & Adam Johnson (drums). FFO: The Cinematic Orchestra, Jose Gonzalez, Gogo Penguin, White Denim.
'Fred Hills’ delicate guitar playing creates a dreamy atmosphere using various effects and from there, builds up layers of intensity that take the listener on a journey encompassing elements of prog, ambient and soundtrack music. Using both electric and acoustic guitars, Hills’ style is rich in grooves and riffs, but also very melodic. With a sound spanning from Soft Machine to Mammal Hands, yet still distinctive in its structure and creativity, Fred Hills Band certainly won the audience over with this impressive debut, and we hope to see them again on a Brighton stage very soon.'
Support comes from Vera Noor
Hailing from Madrid, Vera is romantic and nostalgic by nature. Her music mixes melodies and vocal arrangements typical of the 50s, bucolic images of the classical world and soundscapes that blend jazz, soul, electronica & bossa nova. Vera has recently played as far as Japan in Kyoto and Tokyo and now looks to showcase her fresh hybrid of music in the UK too.