Here it is!! Our full UK/Europe tour dates are out!!
Some shows are already on sale - so hit the links and grab tix :)
Tuesday 21st March - Watermill Jazz, Dorking, UK Betchworth Park Golf Club, Dorking, RH4 1NZ http://www.watermilljazz.co.uk/
Wednesday 22nd March - The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK Stockwell Lane, Wavendon, Milton Keynes, MK17 8LU https://stables.org/event/trichotomy
Thursday 23rd March - Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton, UK Dunkley St, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN
Friday 24th March - Birmingham Jazz at 1000 Trades, UK - 16 Frederick St, Birmingham, B1 3HE
Sat 25th March - Clun Valley Jazz, Bishops Castle, UK Bishops Castle Town Hall, Shropshire, SY9 5BG https://www.facebook.com/ClunValleyJazz
Tuesday 28th March - Turner Sims Concert Hall, Southampton, UK University of Southampton, Salisbury Rd, Southampton, SO17 1BJ https://www.turnersims.co.uk/events/trichotomy/
Thursday 30th March - The Vortex, London, UK
11 Gillet Square, London, N16 8AZ https://www.vortexjazz.co.uk/event/sean-foran-trichotomy/
Friday 31st March - Zwe, Vienna, Austria - https://www.zwe.cc/
Saturday 1st April - Vossa Jazz Festival, Norway - https://vossajazz.no/
Sunday 2nd April - B Flat, Berlin, Germany - http://www.b-flat-berlin.de/
Well... it's time to officially launch the next project for us... we've got NEW ALBUM and UK/EUROPE tour coming in MARCH 2023 and today we release the Pozible campaign for it.
Our new album TO VANISH will be released on the awesome Earshift Music on LP, CD, Digital & sheet music and we would LOVE your help to make this new album and tour a reality.
It's been quite a few years since the last trio album and tour, so this is overdue!!
There's a heap of ways you can get involved.... hit the pozible page and find all the goodies.
It's wonderful to announce this show at the Anywhere Festival with the awesome BLACK SQUARE string quartet from Brisbane. We've been keen to play with this group for a while, so we are pleased to finally make it happen.
We will dust off some of the music from our string quartet album, plus perform some new arrangements. nice.
SO --- tickets are on sale NOW. Grab some.
Tell ya friends, neighbours, family, work pals... anyone and everyone.
We've just released the first track in a 7 song suite of new works for trio + percussion. Again, it features the awesome Nozomi Omote, and MOMENTARY CONTROL is available as a comprehensive multimedia release including the audio track, in-studio video, composer interviews and notes, full score & parts, and online backing tracks.
You can purchase the multi-media pack through PREPARED SOUNDS: www.preparedsounds.com.au/product/momentary-control/
Our next piece of new music is the second in our collaboration with the awesome percussionist Nozomi Omote. We have been fortunate to gain funding from Moreton Bay Regional Council as part of their RADF CONTINUE CREATING program, and this second work completes the mini release.
Written by Trichotomy drummer John Parker, "Life gets in the way" (originally from our String Quartet album) has been reworked for trio + 4 part percussion ensemble.
Here's where it gets cool... This is a multimedia release, so it consists of the audio track - available on Bandcamp, plus the digital sheet music for each instrument AND downloadable backing tracks - so you can get the sheet music and play along with the band. Sweet! That's for ANY of the instruments.. so you can play the bass part, piano part, or some of the percussion parts - VIBRAPHONE or MARIMBA. Perfect for high school percussion ensembles..
Full details below and where to grab the audio and sheet music and don't forget to watch the studio video of us playing the song!! (See above)
LISTEN/BUY the AUDIO - "Life Gets in the Way" - https://trichotomy.bandcamp.com/music
BUY "Life Gets in the Way" - MULTIMEDIA PACK: Scores for ALL instruments, backing tracks and in studio video at PREPARED SOUNDS -
Did you hear our first track with Nozomi?? We released it late last year - 'That Which is Not Fleeting"
LISTEN/BUY the AUDIO - "That Which is Not Fleeting" - https://trichotomy.bandcamp.com/music
BUY "That Which is Not Fleeting" - MULTIMEDIA PACK: Scores for ALL instruments, backing tracks and in-studio video - https://trichotomy.bandcamp.com/merch/that-which-is-not-fleeting-multimedia-release
Sean's got some great new music out... some singles with his other trio Berardi/Foran/Karlen
Have a listen... it's lovely stuff!!
In other good news, the reviews have been rolling in for "Between the Lines" with some truly lovely comments being made about the album from people around the country:
"Between the Lines is a stunning album which brings all of the players’ broad experiences and influences together to create Widdicombe’s finest record so far.
At heart, I think, musicians are restless spirits, explorers, not that fussed by the boxes of genre, looking for whatever new elements can make their music fresh and vital. Sometimes, often perhaps, musicians are bound by commercial demands, the need to pay the rent, but the good ones always find a way to transcend that" - NOEL MENGEL, The Music Trust
Widdicombe declares “I’m falling to pieces in a natural way”. Even if that were true, and there’s plenty of evidence that in fact he’s holding together a lot better than most of us, it’s also happening in a way that makes for a very attractive listening experience.
It’s got the confidence to be gentle, the technique to be loose and tight simultaneously, the ease with himself to blend in jazz and middle of the road pop without feeling embarrassed about any lack of “cool”, and the self-awareness to be blunt about himself and the state of his life, his world" - Bernard Zuel
Album of the Week - THE AGE & SYDNEY MORNING HERALD - 4 STARS
"with jazz trio Trichotomy on his side, Widdicombe brings the best out of his Gretsch; gentle and uplifting jams with Sean Foran's piano a gorgeous tonic on the title track, Sam Vincent's bass bringing the groove throughout and drummer John Parker's hypnotic touch, particularly on Popo, making this an album to sit back and relax with. Very groovy"
We'll be sharing this music at the WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL soon... Woodford is an incredible multi-art festival in QLD held over the Xmas/New Year period. There is SO MUCH music on there it's a little hard to describe.
Check it out here - https://woodfordfolkfestival.com/
and we hope to see you there!
We're pretty excited to have this new album in collaboration with Danny coming out soon....
You may have heard some murmurings about our new collaboration with Danny Widdicombe. Well, yes, your jazz-folk-country dreams have come true and we've decided to smash those genres together into one stew of musical inventiveness.
Danny has written some wonderful music that we've all worked on together in our Brisbane studio, and you'll be able to hear the recording - and live shows if you're in QLD - very soon.
Here's the plan..
June 11 -The single "I'm Not Around"is released on all your usual streaming platforms... follow us on Spotify (or whatever you like) and have it delivered to you magically!
FOLLOW on Spotify HERE and Bandcamp HERE
BUT.. more excitingly you can pre-order the album through our POZIBLE campaign. We've hit the target, so it's all happening, but you'll be the very first to receive the album on LP, CD, and Digital Download. It won't be available on streaming services for a while... that's right.. physical is FIRST!
Jump on the campaign HERE (oh, there's some pretty sweet other incentives apart from the album in there as well....)
And then... LAUNCH SHOWS >>>>
We're thrilled to be at the QLD Music Festivalthroughout JULY with shows in Brisbane, Currumbin and Eumundi
Dates are on the website..
Plus... there are some special guests at some of these gigs, to be revealed soon ;0
We have a surprising new project. Perhaps some of you have followed our music making for some time, and no doubt you're seen that we have enjoyed collaborating with a variety of artists - jazz musicians, classical ensembles, video artists, and dance companies, all in Australia and internationally. I also recall a performance in China where we performed alongside a magician. Yep.. that's not a typo.
Anyway... what's the new thing all about you ask?
Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy.
Danny is a wonderful singer, songwriting and guitarist. You may know him from his work with the acclaimed folk group "THE WILSON PICKERS" and he's been a good friend of ours for many years, but we'd never really had the chance to work together. So, enough of the madness....lets make some music together!
But what's it all going to sound like?? Well.... jazz/country/folk/bluegrass... perhaps that sounds a little odd... but it sounds quite charming actually!
We got together recently in the Trichotomy HQ to play through some of the songs Danny has written specifically for this collaboration. You can listen to them below and enjoy hearing the band and Danny play though the material for the very first time! Kinda like sitting in on our rehearsal :)
Now we plan to record this new collection of music later this year and take it on the road around Australia in 2019. We'd love your support and have put together a project with the Australian Cultural Fund.
Through this you can contribute to our project, and not only feel good about supporting the arts in Australia, but also your contributions are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!
Very nice indeed.
All the info you need is here - https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/danny-widdicombe-and-trichotomy-project/
We would love your support, every little contribution counts and helps us create this wonderful art.