Wednesday 15 May 2013

Metamorphic & Royst UK Tour

Pianist and composer Laura Cole has been in touch to spread the word about her upcoming tour with band Metamorphic and vocal trio Røyst.

Laura says 

I would just like to invite you to a very exciting series of gigs throughout the UK in June that my contemporary jazz folk sextet Metamorphic have coming up alongside the fantastic vocal trio Røyst. The tour is in support of the new Metamorphic album, Coalescence, out on the F-ire label on June 17 2013. These double bill gigs with Røyst will also feature three collaborative pieces involving both groups written specially for this tour. Special guests Seth Bennett on bass (IDST) and Oliver Dover on bass clarinet (Shatner's Bassoon) will also be joining us for the tour.

Røyst Trio

Røyst Trio, consisting of Jazz Yorkshire Vocalist of the Year Kari Nergaard Bleivik, Cecilie Giskemo and Maria Jardardottir, performs original composed and improvised material: varied, human and bold with inspiration from jazz, contemporary music and voice use, Norwegian folk music and other world music. On Røyst: "... the fiendish arrangements of the songs providing a severe test of each woman's range and technique. ... There is a simmering power and surging beauty in everything they sing. If you think there's a strong and totally unapologetic feministic streak to Røyst, you'd be exactly right." [Vibrations Magazine]


Metamorphic are a contemporary song-based jazz/folk sextet lead by pianist Laura Cole. Metamorphic's music has been described as "refreshingly feminine" [Dan Spicer, Jazzwise]; as "brave, honest, yet beguiling" [Jazz UK]; and as "really original music.. Metamorphic are on to something really new..." [Jez Nelson, Jazz on 3] Metamorphic are: Chris Williams, alto (Led Bib); John Martin, tenor (The John Martin Quartet); Kerry Andrew, vocals (Juice); Tom Greenhalgh, drums (World Sanguine Report); Paul Sandy, bass (The Dead Victorians); Laura Cole, piano/composer/arranger (Engine Room Favourites). Metamorphic's 2nd album, Coalescence, is due for release in May 2013 on the F-ire label.

 Tour dates

June 12The Hothouse, Morecambe (Lancaster Jazz); 8pm; £7/5;

June 13Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham; 8pm; £7/5;

June 16Darlington Jazz Club, Darlington; 6pm; £5/3;

June 17Millenium Hall, Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield; 8.30pm; £10;

(For Sheffield Tickets -

June 19Voicebox, Derby; 8pm; £10;

June 20, Seven Arts, Leeds (Fusebox); 8.30pm; £8/6;

June 24, The Vortex, London; 8.30pm; £10 *Album Launch*

June 27, Lost Voices, View Two Gallery, Liverpool; 8.30pm; £7/5;

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