The Tim Amann xTet is a well established group based in the West Midlands, featuring members of the award winning Walsall Jazz Orchestra, that plays melodic and soulful contemporary jazz, focusing primarily on original compositions. The xTet plays a variety of lyrical original jazz compositions with influences ranging from Celtic and East European folks styles through blues to gospel. Sheila MacRory (vocal and flute) provides a distinctive additional voice and contribution to folk influenced material, in both original compositions and in jazz based re-workings of several Irish folk songs.