Spindle Ensemble are an experimental instrumental group from Bristol, formed in 2016. They play original compositions combining elements of Classical, Folk and Jazz, creating music of a cinematic nature. The compositions are deliberately interpretable, leaving room for improvisation and playful interaction between the musicians. Influences and comparisons include Moondog, Somei Satoh and Eric Satie.
Spindle Ensemble is part of the Bristol based musical collective ‘Bloom’.
‘They crafted beautifully layered landscapes of sound with enormous empathy for each other’s playing. Following their own highly original musical pathways – sometimes Balkan-sounding or even Chinese at times, Spindle Ensemble are a film-producers dream – their music exudes atmosphere which deserves commissioning.’ Stage Talk Magazine
‘Beautiful sounds, definitely a band to watch’ Fiona Talkington on BBC Radio 3, Late Junction
Acoustic improv group that goes in all directions. Jazz, classical, world, wherever the sound leads us. It's a bit tricky to pin down, but that's the point. Each gig is a fresh experience.
Set up by Jon James, we're a group of professional musicians and educators with a mission of inspiring creativity through our gigs and workshops.
for more info visit their website….(coming soon!)
A young Bristol-based theatre company working with circus, masks, physical theatre and live music to create exciting original shows. Their latest show "Walk Ashore" received a sold out performance at Circomedia, Bristol as well as multiple performances up and down the country.
find out more at thimbletheatre.com
photo credit to Adrian Harris
8 piece Bristol-based band 'Tezeta' play music inspired by the Ethiopian golden age of the 60's and 70's.
Tezeta' (Ethiopian for Nostalgia) play a combination of their own material and the compositions of Mulatu Astatke (and similar artists), combining Ethiopian harmony with Afro-beat, jazz and funk.
find out more here
photo credit to Rod Higginson
Banner photo credit to Paul Blakemore