Music Spoken Here presents
Law of Three + Reed Bass Live
The Marrs Bar, Worcester
Thursday 20 July 2023
Tickets £12.50 adv / £15 on the door
When you first see Roy Marchbank play his Vigier guitar, the first thing that will blow you away is the speed with which he glides up and down the fretboard, filling seconds with dozens of notes. Roy has dedicated tens of thousands of hours practicing, analyzing and developing his technique, creating his signature Phat Bhoy pick along the way that optimizes speed with minimal picking-hand movement.
Get past those impossibly fast licks and listen to what is happening melodically – you’ll begin to understand the vast, global musical vocabulary that Marchbank has accrued from years absorbing different musical cultures. He describes his picking technique as a hybrid of sarod, which is an Indian stringed instrument like a sitar but without frets. You’ll also recognize elements of gypsy, flamenco, Celtic, jazz, rock and classical music surface as required by his intriguing compositions.
And if that’s not enough, Marchbank kicks down any remaining timbral and expressive boundaries of the guitar with the canny use of Audio Modeling™ SWAM technology and a breath controller to deliver convincing bebop sax solos, orchestral string sweeps or pretty much any sound his ideas call for.
Marchbank formed Law of Three last year with Andy Edwards, former drummer with Robert Plant and British prog-rock band IQ, a prolific YouTuber on the topics of jazz and prog-rock and inspirational tutor of many young Worcestershire musicians at Kidderminster College. Completing the trio is Mark Hartley on bass. Don’t miss this opportunity to see their first official gig on Thursday, 20th July at The Marrs Bar in Worcester.
Opening for this show is equally impressive, in-demand Birmingham session bassist Reed Bass (Day One, Musical Youth, Soweto Kinch, Omar, Mis-Teeq), with his four-piece jazz-fusion band featuring Faisal Ahmed (keys), Sam Rogers (sax) and Leon Small (drums).
This is going to be an incredible end to the Music Spoken Here summer program of exceptional live music at The Marrs Bar. Get your tickets and come along to see how they are shaking up the live music scene in Worcester. So much more to come with a full lineup already booked between September and January. Get involved!