Olivia Moore- violin
James Faulkner- Electric guitar
Gavin Barras- Double bass
John Ball- Indian santoor and Tabla
Adam Warne- Egyptian Percussion
Unfurl have been enthusiastically received at numerous Jazz festivals across the country, including Manchester, Marsden, Marlborough, Brecon, Gateshead and London Jazz Festivals as well as in numerous clubs and theatre venues across the country.
The aim of the band is to bring together all our individual influences to create music which is entirely new, fresh, original and intriguing. At our last concert at Birmingham Symphony Hall in December 2013, Tony Dudley-Evans classed us as being “Different” and “Refreshing”
“This group has a very personal sound that is truly unique.….…each member brings a vast array of global influences to the table, but this is not world music or ethnic music; it is simply music — a fusion in the truest sense. Enriching and full of life.” Chris Ackerley thesoundofnow.com
“Unfurl are a wonderful group of musicians who combine incredible musical subtlety and refinement with a real sense of musical adventure and exploration. Their performance at The Capstone in October 2011 had me captivated.” Neil Campbell Capstone Theatre
A recent review by Mike Butler about our latest Album, Arcadia:
“Supple bass, slinky violin, intricate jazz guitar, deployed on uncommonly melodic tunes, with the added exoticism of a tabla. The beauty of Unfurl is the way in which the band creates a distinct identity from diverse cultural reference-points. Sometimes Olivia Moore’s violin promises full gypsy abandonment, or, alternately, it may adopt a keening eastern tone. It’s characteristic quality is elegance, manifest in the plangent tenderness of tunes like her own ‘Other’. Guitarist Jim Faulkner provides counterpoint with diamond lines and fluid licks, and the rhythm team — Gavin Barras on upright bass, Adam Warne on percussion and John Ball on tabla and santoor — provide a luxurious backdrop to the chief soloists. As we all know, the charms of Arcadia are rarified and refined. It may be that the desire to retreat to Arcadia is pure musical escapism, and the memory of Arcadia is as nebulous as a dream. But, hey, it’s vasty enjoyable while it lasts.”
On July 19, 2014 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm
At Cafe Bar, Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK.