by RAIMUND WONG

30/12/16 – preparing mail-out for Peach #8, and planning a trip into isolation https://www.facebook.com/events/245478665873376/

Next Performance:

23/03/2017 - Peach #10 – feat Arun Ghosh – Total Refreshment Centre, N16
16/04/2017 - Bloom Collective, Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
27/04/2017 - Peach #11 – feat Charles Hayward – Total Refreshment Centre, N16
28/04/2017 - PRAH Recordings, Arts Club, Margate
01/09/2017 - Smugglers Festival, Deal, Kent

Alabaster’s combination of jazz/folk with theatrical performance reassures with behaviour and sound while it challenges with thoughts and words. The quartet performance described as “The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” on the Manchester Jazz Festival website has also toured solo internationally. Combining a fluency in communication and a sharp sense of humour he collaborates with a fresh ensemble of musicians each month in his East London residency ‘Peach’, presenting instrumentals, songs and theatrical scripts that adapt and interact with the musicians, the audience and the occasion, in a bid to allow all in attendance to enjoy the value and effect of their own presence and personality. He is currently working with DaNaLoGuE (The Comet is Coming) and others at the Total Refreshment Centre on a release for 2017.

 

“Totally unique… Very, very brilliant indeed” – Max Reinhardt, BBC Radio 3
“Quite unlike anything you’ll have heard before” – Bristol Post

“The best artistic event I have ever experienced in my life” – Manchester Jazz Festival website
“passionate, creative, unique, thought-provoking and delightful.” – Bido Lito Liverpool

“Alabaster is a rare man. Restlessly creative, collaborative and eternally grateful of his part in the game. He has written some of my favourite songs. Part performance poet, part Leonard Cohen, part jazz saxophonist and something of the Ivor Cutler – yet these comparisons mean next to nothing. He will bless a room with his unpredictable presence and all are hypnotised. Do not miss.” – Daniel Green, LAISH, Willkommen & Simple Folk Radio

 

Before Performance

Last week I played for BBC Radio 3 and presented edition 8 of my residency ‘Peach’, with two different bands, meanwhile my 4th album is being mixed at the Total Refreshment Centre. A few people have recently been asking me... more

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