Wednesday 20 April 2022, 8pm

Pat Thomas / Chris Sharkey / Luke Reddin-Williams (trio)

No Longer Available

Chris Sharkey / electric guitar
Pat Thomas / synthesisers
Luke Reddin-Williams / drums

Pat Thomas

Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill. 

"Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude." - The Jazzmann

Chris Sharkey

'fiercely inventive, powerfully independent' - The Guardian

Chris Sharkey is a musician from the North-East of England primarily interested in the intersection of improvisation and electronic sound.

Based in Leeds since 1999, Chris has dedicated the last 20 years to making forward-thinking new music that blurs boundaries between improvisation, production, composition and the associated genres of these often separated fields.

He is an active national and international artist, performing with Charles Hayward (This Heat) , Jack Wylie (Portico), Roller Trio, Anton Eger’s Æ, Joshua Blackmore’s SiZE, Acoustic Ladyland, trioVD, Shiver, The Geordie Approach, and as a solo artist.

Luke Reddin-Williams

Luke Reddin-Williams is an award-winning drummer and percussionist based in Leeds. He is currently performing with a number of different acts such as the Mercury Prize nominated Roller Trio, International Punk-Jazz ensemble WorldService Project and Leeds based Afro-Jazz quartet Vipertime. His drumming is an eclectic mix of genres brought together to create a singular sound, currently bolstered by his recent endeavour to study traditional North Indian classical music and West African percussion.