Line-up: NEIL ANGILLEY piano, vocals; DAVIDE GIOVANNINI drums, lead vocals; DAVIDE MANTOVANI bass, vocals; with special guest SNOWBOY congas, percussion
Tonight Neil and the trio celebrate the recent release of Yambou, the 4th Album by the Neil Angilley Trio. Yambou is a fusion of Latin, jazz and funk with a touch of flavour from the East.
This live show is spellbinding, incorporating instrumental virtuosity and 3 part vocal harmony which adds a unique dimension to the sound, creating an uplifting take on infectious rhythms from Brazil and Cuba to the audience. Neil Angilley Trio have released 4 albums - Yambou, The Lake District, Havana Club & Chango.
The trio works regularly in the London Jazz scene and across the U.K. performing at prestigious venues including Ronnie Scott’s, The Stables and the 606 Club. During a recent tour in Italy they appeared at ‘Trieste Loves Jazz’ International Jazz Festival.
As an original member of Grammy Nominated band - Down To The Bone, Neil has co-written and played on many of their no1 albums, most recently ‘The Sweetness’ which charted at no1 in the USA Billboard Charts for Jazz/Funk.
Neil has also appeared as a guest soloist on various albums including 'An Ordinary Day in an Unusual Place' - US3, 'Fuzzy Logic' - David Benoit (GRP) and 'Crush' - Richard Elliot (Verve).
As well as appearing on the main stage at Glastonbury with Dame Shirley Bassey, Neil has also performed with Vanessa-Mae, Maceo Parker, Lionel Richie, Lisa Stansfield and Three Friends (Gentle Giant), amongst many others.
"The crowd were captivated by the Neil Angilley Trio's authentic Brazilian rhythms on top of rich vocal harmonies, segueing into staggering solo & group passages of virtuosity. Sensational." Ronnie Scott’s
★★★★★ Havana Club "Album of the Week" The Evening Standard
Chango - Voted top Latin Album of the Year. "Chango will smite you..." Mundo Latino
“Lyrical…impressively fluid” The Times
“Rhapsodic..with shrewd use of space and restraint” Guardian