RICHARD SPAVEN | FRIDOLIJN | STUART MCCALLUM
Three distinctive artists, each known for making their own music as well as playing with internationally acclaimed bands like Jose James, Finn Silver and Cinematic Orchestra found their careers weaving in together.
Richard Spaven, Fridolijn and Stuart McCallum have in common that they thrive in that beautiful space where genres blur. All three of them released a highly rated solo album in the past year. They are collaborating by playing, writing and producing on each of these records, which makes touring together a natural next step.
In 2016 the three artists join forces, playing music of all three of their albums during an atmospheric, dreamlike live concert. The band is featuring Richard Spaven on drums, Stuart McCallum on guitars, Fridolijn on vocals, supported by Robin Mullarkey on bass and Grant Windsor on keys.
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London based drummer and producer Richard Spaven has established himself as a unique drummer playing and recording with artists like José James, Flying Lotus, The Cinematic Orchestra, Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Gregory Porter and Finn Silver. With the release of his full-length studio album Whole Other* he proves himself not only as a drummer but also as a producer with a unique style somewhere between the realms of jazz and electronica, subtly bridging the gap between the two worlds using grooves that blend contemporary jazz and bass-heavy downtempo electronics. Whole Other prominently features Stuart McCallum’s signature sound as well as Fridolijn's ambient voice on tracks 'The Look' out and 'Assemble'.
Amsterdam based singer Fridolijn first appeared in 2011 with the release of 'Crossing the Rubicon', by her band Finn Silver. An impressive jazz, pop and hiphop influenced debut, that reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan. It brought her to the stages of Billboard Live Tokyo & Osaka as well as North Sea Jazz Festival a.o.
In 2015 she returned with the release of Catching Currents: a striking solo debut that blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, singersongwriter, jazz, electronica, and broken beats and blends them into touching songs. Catching Currents was produced by both Fridolijn and Richard Spaven, who also features on drums.
Guitarist Stuart McCallum received wide recognition for playing with the Cinematic Orchestra, performing and writing for the band’s critically acclaimed albums, ‘Ma Fleur’ and ‘Live At The Royal Albert Hall’.
2015 saw the release of his album CITY, where McCallum steps deep into the world of electronica, whilst still maintaining that magical combination of both acoustic and electronic instruments that gives his music such a distinctive sound. The beautiful ambient-electronica-jazz soundscape album is produced by Richard Spaven, who he met during his time playing with Cinematic Orchestra and features haunting vocal textures by Fridolijn amongst other guest vocalists.
INJAZZ FESTIVAL - ROTTERDAM
OPENING BIRD SESSION
THE HARRISON - LONDON (UK)
NEWTON ABBOT - DEVON (UK)
SUN & MOON FESTIVAL
HENRY TUDOR HOUSE
DE GROENE ZWAAN
DE RIJP (NH)
De Groene Zwaan wordt ook wel het Paradiso van de polder genoemd. Een prachtig historisch kerkje, in het centrum van het oerhollandse De Rijp (vlak boven Amsterdam).
The name of this venue translates to The Green Swan.
A lovely historic little church in the centre of picturesque village De Rijp (just above Amsterdam).