Delighted to announce Thunderblender will be touring Ireland in March, with the support of the Arts Council of Ireland!
Tues 6th March, 9pm - Crane Lane Theatre, Cork - free entry
Wed 7 March, 8.30pm - Black Gate, Galway - €10 on the door
(with support from Matthew Berrill & Aengus Hackett)
Thurs 8 March, 8pm - Black Box, Belfast - Tickets
(part of Brilliant Corners Festival)
Sat 10 March, 7.30pm - Fumbally Stables, Dublin - Tickets
(part of Spectrum Festival)
Sun 11 March, 3pm, Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford - Tickets
Led by Irish tenor and bass saxophonist Sam Comerford, with Belgians Hendrik Lasure (piano) and Jens Bouttery (drums, bass synth), Thunderblender is jazz/improv trio from the heart of the Brussels scene. In the past two years they have been making waves in Europe, playing in Belgium, the Netherlands and France, where they blew away the jury at the Concours Tremplin Jazz d’Avignon, awarding Comerford the prize for best soloist.
In October 2017 they released their debut EP, Last Minute Panic, on Honolulu records. Ian Patterson of All About Jazz said:
Even in Thunderblender's most intense improvisational flights there's an abiding sense of the three musicians locked on the same intuitive wavelength, whereby freedom and control are but two sides of the same coin. Gutsy yet melodic, rhythmically complex yet grooving, there's plenty to admire in this fine debut.
Building on this success in Europe, they will embark upon their first tour of Ireland in March 2018, supported by the Arts Council of Ireland’s touring award.