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Will Barnes Quartet - debut album and UK live dates, October 2023 - January 2024.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Guitarist and composer Will Barnes and his quartet will release their debut album "Source of the Severn" on 6th October 2023 followed by a series of live dates extending into 2024.


Album: Source of the Severn
Artist: Will Barnes Quartet
Label & Number: AAB Records AAB-232-LP
Release Date: 06.10.23


The Will Barnes Quartet, in collaboration with skilled landscape artist Erin Hughes, are proud to present their debut album, ‘Source of the Severn’. Will Barnes (guitar) is joined by James Batten (drums), Jack Gonsalez (piano) and Clovis Phillips (bass) - a tight collective of highly experienced jazz instrumentalists. This album of original music is a modern take on the classic bebop-era with influences of Wes Montgomery, Bill Evans, Pat Metheny and Oscar Peterson, further taking
inspiration from the exquisite landscape of Mid-Wales and the Marches. Erin has created nine original pieces in response to the music utilising her meticulously hand-marbled papers as her artistic palette to skilfully craft collages that emulate the traditional artistry of Pietre Dure.

They will be touring extensively through late 2023 and 2024 with Erin Hughes pro- viding a special live visual show alongside the quartet’s performance, igniting the
imagination of the audience, and making this a performance to not be missed.

“A thoroughly enjoyable performance from this highly accomplished young quartet. The collective rapport was sharper than ever and the individual playing excellent all round”
- Ian Mann, The JazzMann


06/10/2023 – Oriel Davies, Newtown
07/10/2023 – Oriel Davies, Newtown
03/11/2023 – SpArc Theatre, Bishops Castle
04/11/2023 – Hermon Arts, Oswestry
18/11/2023 – Clarence Hall, Crickhowell
24/11/2023 – Aberystwyth Arts Centre
25/11/2023 – Hanging Gardens, Llanidloes
12/01/2024 – Stop Café, Shrewsbury
13/01/2024 – Mid Border Arts, Presteigne
26/01/2024 – Elysium, Swansea