“A SORT OF BRASSBANDTHING”
YOUNGPILGRIMSEMBARK ON A JAZZLINES-SUPPORTEDMINI-TOURTHISJULY
July live dates:
13 Jul Birmingham Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival (Jazzlines Stage headline set)
20 Jul Manchester Jazz Festival (resident street band)
25 Jul Birmingham Jazzlines Free Gigs, Symphony Hall Café Bar (free headline set)
31 Jul Glasgow Merchant City Festival Commonwealth Games
Lively, exuberant and equally at home marching to their own beat amongst music fans as they are captivating audiences from the stage, Young Pilgrims are – in their own words – inspired by ‘imaginary French Detective shows, loved ones, drinking establishments and all the little things that get in the way’.
Also influenced by the great New Orleans marching band tradition in the same vein as Hot 8, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and the Menahan Street Band, Young Pilgrims incorporate their love of jazz, rock and the experiences of everyday life into their sound.
The band, comprising two trombonists, three trumpeters, one baritone saxophonist, a sousaphonist and two dummers/percussionists, head out on the road for a mini-tour this July, playing a festival gig and free show in Birmingham, and festival sets in Manchester and Glasgow.
“High level musicianship from probably the most energetic and joyous band in the UK!”– Brass Jaw
Young Pilgrims began life as a 2013 project commissioned by Jazzlines, Town Hall & Symphony Hall Birmingham’s dynamic programme of live jazz performances, innovative education and talent development projects.
The band have since gone on to thrill audiences at Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul, 4 Squares, Cheltenham Jazz and Lunar Festivals in the last 12 months, as well as opening for legendary Birmingham band The Destroyers and playing a headline show at The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham.
Members of the nine-piece band hail from all four corners of the UK, including Aberdeen, Devon, Norwich and Preston and met whilst studying at Birmingham Conservatoire.
13 Jul Birmingham – Mostly Jazz, Funk & Soul Festival (Jazzlines Stage headline set)
20 Jul Manchester – Jazz Festival (resident street band) FREE
25 Jul Birmingham – Jazzlines Free Gigs, Symphony Hall Cafe Bar (headline set) FREE
31 Jul Glasgow – Merchant City Festival Commonwealth GamesFREE
Richard Foote (Glasgow) trombone
Kieran McLeod (Aberdeen) trombone
Mike Addlington (Devon) trumpet
Sam Wooster (Bristol) trumpet
Sean Gibbs (Edinburgh) trumpet
Andy Isherwood (Norwich) baritone saxophone
Michael Owers (Glasgow) sousaphone
Jonathan Silk (Glasgow) drums and percussion
Euan Palmer (Preston) drums and percussion
Booking enquiries: Richard Foote via firstname.lastname@example.org
Media enquiries: Lyle Bignon via email@example.com // 07718 864 442