FRIDAY 13 OCTOBER - 8:00 PM
Duncan Bellamy drums, electronics
Jack Wyllie saxophone, keys
Keir Vine hang, keys, drums
Milo Fitzpatrick bass
Mercury Prize-nominated Portico Quartet have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group have created their own singular, cinematic sound over the course of four albums, from their 2007 debut Knee-Deep in the North Sea to Live/Remix in 2013. Now rebooted as a quartet after a brief spell as the three-piece Portico, the group will perform material from their forthcoming Gondwana Records release, Art In The Age Of Automation alongside back-catalogue favourites.
The band ‘Elegy’ will be playing in the Turner Sims foyer ahead of the concert this evening. Elegy originally started their journey playing traditional jazz vocal tunes. They now set out to fuse jazz harmony with modern hip-hop inspired groove and soul. Performing songs by Robert Glasper, Jordan Rakei and Moonchild they hope to bring a raw grooving feel to any gig. They regularly perform at local venues, such as Talking Heads and Metrics Guildhall. Elegy look forward to performing their debut gig at Turner Sims, Southampton