Thomas Ashby “Better” Album Launch + guests
Canterbury born folk, blues, and jazz singer-songwriter, Thomas Ashby, celebrates the release of his second album with a full-band performance at Servant Jazz Quarters.
Breaking into the live scene at a very young age, Thomas has already graced the stages of Ronnie Scotts, Hampton Court Palace, and Jamie Oliver/Alex James’ Big Festival, and received national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and Radio X. Thomas is inspired by the likes of Radiohead, John Martyn, and Neil Young, channelling his travels and experiences into a thought-provoking and sincere sound.
With Special Guests:
East London-based and Danish-born Alt-R&B rising singer, songwriter, producer and performer, Amalie Bryde caresses your ears with her Jazz, Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic influenced sounds. Reminiscent of Soul divas like Erykah Badu, Minnie Riperton and Eartha Kitt, Amalie’s voice is in a distinct & unique world of its own. Amalie is particularly drawn to bold and honest lyricism. Her debut EPrelease in May 2021, ‘Lay Down’ is wonderfully diverse in style and sound.
A self-professed observist and avid people-watcher, Reznek’s music takes up issues of humans and humanity – spinning the ‘why’ of people and what we do through insightful lyrics, swelling chords, and poignant melodies. Although her classical training is apparent in her technique and arrangements, Reznek’s interest in perception is her guide in her upcoming project – a collaborative effort using the ‘found sounds’ of life that the rest of us take for granted. Coaxing music out of pot-and-pan percussion, running water, and city traffic is a feat only the few can achieve – and Reznek has mastered it., spinning stories of family, friends, and crowds.