Moonlight Saving Time
Award-winning Bristol quintet Moonlight Saving Time is led by vocalist Emily Wright and features acclaimed trumpeter Nick Malcolm, who was a participant on Serious’ Take 5 scheme last year.
Described by London Jazz News as “music for the heart and the head”, the music combines thoughtful and melodic original compositions with refreshing new arrangements of established jazz repertoire.
Emily’s graceful, soaring vocal unites with Nick Malcolm’s heartfelt trumpet playing to create a sonically fascinating front line, combined with atmospheric grooves and world rhythms inspired as much by Massive Attack as by Chick Corea.
With a string of festival appearances, critical acclaim and an endorsement from Gilles Peterson under their belt, this dynamic band are set to make a big impression on the UK jazz scene.
“music for the heart and the head” – London Jazz News
“something of exceptional quality” – Venue Magazine
Listen to Moonlight Saving Time:
Emily Wright and The Royals
Emily’s unique tone brings a new freshness to the swinging sounds of the 1940s and 50s and is more than ably supported by a superb rhythm section that invokes the spirit of the Nat King Cole trio. The group achieve a retro-cool sound that is great for dancing and have consistently delighted audiences wherever they’ve played.
“Old school good time tunes played with zippy brightness” . Venue Magazine, 2011
With a line up of Jake McMurchie on saxophones (Get The Blessing), Will Harris on double bass alongside Emily’s vocals, Kaleidoscope has no ‘chord’ instrument to fill the sound and each musician is exposed at all times.
“Naturally the music is more impressionistic and spacious as a result, a style with which all three are well comfortable…there’s actually no room for anything else”. (Tony Benjamin, Venue Magazine)