Contemporary jazz pianist Rebecca Nash, and her band ATLAS bring a fresh sound to the UK music scene. Firmly rooted within a jazz context, ATLAS interlaces a panoply of strands, crossing into sound-worlds such as rock, d&b, electronica, alongside singer-songwriter influences into a widening soundscape of beauty and wonder.
The acclaimed debut album PEACEFUL KING, released in July 2019 on Whirlwind Records, has firmly established the band as a major player, receiving extensive airplay on stations such as BBC Radio Three, Worldwide FM, Jazz FM, achieving much critical acclaim.
One of the freshest most creative talents in the UK at this present time. UK Vibe
The clarity of this creative voice that unifies the project marks her out as one to watch both as a composer and musician. Jazzwise, UK
Nash, and her superb band are at the vanguard of innovative and compelling new music. Downbeat Magazine, USA
Other styles have shaped Atlas’ etherial sound, – composers such as Messaien, Stravinsky, and Michael Tippet as well as electronica artists like Royksopp have all played a part. Hailing from Bristol, home of trip hop and drum n bass, Rebecca grew up on a musical diet of Portishead, Massive Attack, and Roni Size and so of course these bands have fed into the mix somewhere along the line too.