Chris Rand's Gathering

Featuring Special guest Tony Rem

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Last Show: Saturday 23 rd September 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following on from the release of Chris' debut album 'Gathering' released on Dot Time Records, Chris is bringing a brand new band back to Pizza Express Soho for a very special afternoon gig. Joining Chris will be London's legendary Guitarist Tony Remy - a true stalwart of the UK music scene. His hard-edged rhythmically driven approach is enriched with jazz intuition and eloquent bluesy soul. This is going to be an afternoon filled with soaring melodies, rock n roll grooves and just all-out fun music. What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon in one of Soho's most famous music venues?

"A Self-confessed Rock 'n' Roller who flirts with Jazz"


London based Saxophonist Chris Rand grew up on the south coast of Dorset. He moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music. Chris quickly became one of the UK’s top saxophone side men playing and recording throughout the world with many of UK’s top Jazz and Blues artists.

Chris has performed with the Rolling Stones Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood, and has performed as guest artist with George Porter Jr (The Meters) and Guitarists Mick Taylor and Chris Jagger. Chris has also performed together with guitarist Elliot Randall (Steely Dan, Blues Brothers) as well as Sax player Davey Payne (Ian Dury and the Blockheads). Chris has been part of the Bad Manners crew, performing at festivals in the UK, Spain and Russia. He has been a part of the Ben Waters Band for many years, and most recently has been working with British blues band Nine Below Zero, where he made his first appearance this year with the band at Glastonbury Festival.

In 2014 Chris formed his own quartet “The Chris Rand Quartet” as a vehicle for his own compositions. January 2016 saw the world wide release of his Debut CD “Gathering” (Dot Time Records DT9047), which features a series of original compositions influenced by all the various styles Chris has been inspired from over the years. Guesting with Chris on “Gathering” is Derek Nash, Dave Green and Ben Waters!

Band Lineup

Chris Rand (saxes)

Paul Jordanus (trumpet) 

Andrew Noble (organ) 

Tony Remy (guitar)

Jason Reeve (drums)