James Lascelles, co-founder of the band, is excited about the upcoming new album being recorded, overdubbed, tweaked and mixed as we write. More to follow as schedule becomes clear.
Our style of music has been called "World Jazz", which, for want of a better title, seems to fit. In truth, a mix of Folk, Jazz, Latin, Funk and Anglo-Caribbean grooves comprising wonderfully creative seasoned musicians including:
James Lascelles - Keyboards, Dulcimer, Melodica & assorted Percussion
Richard Bailey - Drums, percussion
Kuma Harada - Bass
Tim Herniman - Saxes, violin
There are many other "Talking Spirits' who contribute such as Mikey Bailey and Michael Curtis Ruiz on Bass, GT Moore on Guitar and vocals, Bud Beadle on Saxes and Flute and perc, Winston Delandro on Guitar, Tony Maronie on Congas, Bongos and Percussion to name but a few. Growing up with these musicians and playing together with different line-ups including The Breakfast Band, Global Village Trucking Company and performing with the likes of Frank Zappa, Joan Armatrading, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Annette Peacock, Steve Winwood, Incognito, Jeff Beck, Mick Taylor, Van Morrison, Billy Ocean, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel has fine-tuned their music and playing to a fine art.
We are currently inviting bookings for gigs and festivals worldwide.
2022Thursday, June 30th at Tower Theatre, North Road, Folkestone, Kent CT20 3HL United Kingdom from 6.30-11pm
Wed, June 29, Fredericks' restaurant, Market Buildings, Earl Street, ME14 1HP Maidstone, UK from 7.30/8pm, original music while you eat and beyond. /private gig/
Talking Spirits EPK - November 2021 .PDF