As a multi-instrumentalist who has recorded on piano, vocals, synth, guitar and trumpet, Corrie Dick’s writing is uniquely colourful and his playing shaped by many perspectives. The new album Sun Swells showcases all of this. Anchored by a rock guitar trio but with layers of fruity surprises, surging vocal melodies are counterpointed by mercurial horn playing.
He is lauded for his dynamism, his melodic slant and for his playfully subversive take on style and genre. An artist of prolific and varied output, Corrie has long been an essential component of Laura Jurd’s music including Mercury Prize shortlisted Dinosaur. He is a crucial co-pilot in Elliot Galvin Trio and Rob Luft Group and co-writes music with an abundance of artists including alternative Indie band Ink Line. He has studied the traditional and modern music of Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Benin and DR Congo alongside his prodigious creative companion, guitarist Rob Luft. Corrie is an original, open-minded, questing talent who is expanding the parameters of what it means to be a drummer.
His 2015 release Impossible Things, which skilfully fused Celtic folk and contemporary jazz with new takes on African rhythms culminated in sold out touring and concerts across the UK. Now Corrie resets for an album which further embraces the eclectic whims of a child of the iPod shuffle generation – finding cohesion among disparate elements.
For this show, Corrie is joined by Caius Williams (bass), Huw Warren (piano), James Kitchman (guitar), Joe Wright (sax) and Rebecka Edlund (vocals)
Line-up may be subject to change.
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