Têtes de Pois (EP launch) + Nova.Sol
Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds.
14+ only. 14s to 15s must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets.
since the big
reopening in summer 2021 with only a half a dozen live shows in the last couple of years and no new music. In June 2023, they made their
big comeback at Salemango Festival, and in autumn 2023, they'll be
new EP and hitting the
road again with a batch of live shows.
were amongst the first of the "Tight Lines" generation of DIY jazz scene bands to blow
up at home back in 2016/17. Formed at Leeds Conservatoire, they
quickly built up a local following playing sessions like Soul
Rebels/Chill Withers/RE:SOUL/Sunday Joint,
supporting touring artists
Ezra Collective/Fatima/Soweto Kinch/Joe Armon Jones
and then breaking out of the city a year later with gigs across the UK including festival appearances at
A Love Supreme,
Manchester Jazz Festival,
Shambala, Leeds Jazz Festival
We Out Here.
released 2 singles and an EP, were getting plays on BBC 6 Music/Jazz FM/BBC
Radio 2 and they sold
300 tickets at their home city gig that autumn (Brudenell Social Club). It looked like 2020 would be the big step up year for the band.
animation as all gigs were cancelled. In autumn 2020, with a small window of opportunity open
limited capacity/socially distanced/seated shows, they came back with two sold out shows (100 capacity gigs) at Brudenelll Social Club before the second lockdown happened. It would be another year before
they could hit the
road again. By this time, one of their original
members left (alto saxophonist Jasmine Myra), and the original
two saxophone front line changed to the current
Têtes de Pois musicians were super
busy working in other bands (KOG & The Zongo Brigade, Jasmine Myra's band, the Belgrave House Band, the Ben Haskins Quartet, Franz Von's band), as well as working
day jobs taken on during the pandemic. For
most of 2022, the band laid low.
new material and recording a new EP with a few selective
shows in spring/early summer to test the new songs. Salemango Festival 2023 was the beginning of the full
comeback. The EP is scheduled for an October release with this HPBC home city launch party kickstarting
a bunch of UK tour dates. It's great to have them back.
almost the same line-up that began playing back in 2016 with the exception of a new trumpet player. The full line-up is
Nova.Sol are a five-piece jazz fusion band formed in 2022 in Leeds. Whilst still constantly exploring their sound, they gain huge influence from the UK contemporary jazz scene, including artists such as Alfa Mist, Kokoroko, with wider influences from Spiritual Jazz, Dance Music and Afro Jazz. The band features Ernie Moore on Trumpet, Nathanial Taberner-Smith on Alto-Sax, Poppy Green on Bass, Luke Hannay on Guitar and Billy Goulding on Drums.