Bandsintown FistBandsintown Text
Search for artists and concerts
Search for artists
Hamburger Menu Icon
I Was There
About Matthew Halsall
Jazz, Spiritual, World Fusion, Soul Jazz

Official Facebook Page for the Gondwana Records recording artist Matthew Halsall.
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival present Gondwana Records
Sunday, May 6th, 2018
7:00 PM
The Grand
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Ribble Valley Jazz Festival is thrilled to present this Gondwana Records night, featuring one of Europe's most exciting young bands, Mammal Hands, in association with Root Music and Band on the Wall, Manchester.

Captivating, ethereal and majestic, Mammal Hands (saxophonist Jordan Smart, pianist Nick Smart and drummer and percussionist Jesse Barrett) has carved out a refreshingly original sound from a disparate array of influences: drawing on spiritual jazz, north Indian, folk and classical music to create something inimitably their own.

Hailing from Norwich, one of Britain’s most isolated and most easterly cities, they have forged their own path away from the musical mainstream and their unique sound grew out of long improvised rehearsals. All three members contribute equally to the writing process: one that favours the creation of a powerful group dynamic over individual solos. Their records are entrancing and beautiful affairs, while their hypnotic live shows have seen them hailed as one of the most exciting bands in Europe as they push their unique line-up to the outer limits of its possibilities.

Released in October, 2017, Shadow Work is their third album and the first they have self-produced. Recorded at 80 Hertz Studios, Gondwana Records' home from home in Manchester, it is the result of 18 months of intensive touring and mammoth writing sessions. The energy from their exhilarating live performances has fed into the writing process and yet there is a quiet reflective side to this album, giving it an expanded emotional range that draws the listener deep into Mammal Hands’ sound world. One that builds on the sound of their previous recordings, Animalia and the beautiful Floa, but is wider than ever, with the use of prepared piano strings, more prominent effects and field recordings all adding to the band’s most ambitious and accomplished album to date.

Supporting Mammal Hands on the night is another Gondwana Records recording artist, the singer Caoilfhionn Rose, and label founder Matthew Halsall will perform a DJ set.

Doors: 7pm

Stage: 7.30pm-8pm Caoilfhionn Rose

8pm-8.30pm DJ Matthew Halsall

8.30pm-10pm Mammal Hands

10pm-10.40pm DJ Matthew Halsall

Tickets: £12.50 ADV / £11 ADV RVJ Club Members / £5.00 ADV U16's (Members tickets only available to book through Box Office on 01200 421599, quoting Membership number).

Layout: Unreserved Seating


A £1.50 booking is applicable per transaction by phone or via our box office. Advance purchase of your ticket will always be more cost effective than paying on the door. Please note stage times are an approximation. The Grand Venue is keen to promote equality of opportunities for people with disabilities, please call the Grand Venue in advance of the event if you have any additional requirements and we will do our best to help. For a full list of our Terms and Conditions please email or call 01200 421599.
View All Matthew Halsall Tour Dates
About Matthew Halsall
Jazz, Spiritual, World Fusion, Soul Jazz

Official Facebook Page for the Gondwana Records recording artist Matthew Halsall.
Fan Live Reviews
Paris, France@
Duc des Lombards
March 26th 2017
Unfortunately the concert lasted less than an hour and Matthew was "featuring" and didn't play much. He was wonderful and subtle. Dwight Trible was over the top and an entirely different sound.
London, United Kingdom@
Islington Assembly Hall
November 5th 2016
Awesome First act not so great