Press Release: Family Band Launch Debut Album

Family Band Album Cover

The debut Family Band album is now available to purchase!

Launched at a gig at Seven Arts in Leeds on Sunday November 1st, the album is available to buy from the Bandcamp website on a Pay-What-You-Feel basis (there’s no minimum so pay £100, pay £0, pay something in the middle!)

It features material written by double bassist Tom Riviere with one Ornette Coleman track thrown in for good measure. There’s a blues paying tribute to embryo-stealing, Dilophosaur victim Dennis Nedry, a burning time-no-changes and more.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming Family Band gigs, video footage and more in the coming weeks…!

Listen to and buy Family Band album by clicking on this link.


A sneak peak into Family Band’s debut release

Family Band by Maria Alzamora

Recently, Family Band went into the studio to record a set of material. It’s now mixed and mastered and a release is due in late Autumn this year. As a taster, one track (Bring Lulu) is currently available to listen to on Soundcloud,

Family Band HQ is now whipped up into a frenzy creating album artwork and working on new material for their upcoming live shows. The next opportunity to see them live will be at Seven Arts on Sunday 1st November.

(PS – all photographs you see of Family Band were taken by the hugely talented Maria Alzamora. She has a great photo project called Some Music Stories which you should have a look at, too)

NEWS: Kim Macari/Enrico Zanisi Band at Edinburgh Jazz Festival

Photo by Ben Hodges

Photo by Ben Hodges

We’re excited to announce the debut of a new collaboration featuring trumpeter Kim Macari at this year’s Edinburgh International Jazz Festival. With support from EIJF, Kim will team up with Italian pianist Enrico Zanisi to form a new quintet playing music by both leaders.

The band will perform in a double bill with Thelonious Monk Prize winner Melissa Aldana on July 20th, 8pm at Festival Theatre Studio. Tickets will be £15 and go on sale on May 6th.

Stay tuned for more news on this new project.

NEWS: Vestigium released on Discus Records

vestigiumApollo are excited to share the release of Vestigium, a new album by Martin Archer & Julie Tippetts. The album features the work of many musicians including Apollo’s Kim Macari.

Vocalist Julie Tippetts (formerly Julie Driscoll) has had a varied and illustrious career as a singer, working extensively with musicians from  Brian Auger (Wheel’s On The Fire) to Keith Tippett.

Vestigium is the fourth release from Julie Tippetts and Martin Archer, their full discography available to listen to and read about on the Discus Records website.

We have also added another date to our upcoming gigs – Kim Macari and Riley Stone-Lonergan will perform as part of the Bennett-Cole Orchestra alongside Martin Archer’s Juxtavoices in Sheffield on October 18th.