Darker Than Blue presenting

Mr Little’s Noisy Band

In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Event Has Passed

Last Show: Wednesday 9 th October 2019

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

The Darker Than Blue showcase features artists that embrace the most progressive fresh sounds and beats off the time. After the release of their debut album Cuckoo’s Nest this February, Mr Little has been buried in the studio; writing, recording and mixing new material which is due to released in 2020. Led by London based guitarist and composer Andy Little, this blistering band blends modern funk and jazz in bold and daring arrangements. Andy’s band comprises some of the UK jazz scene’s hottest musicians. Their music is crafted to captivate and spiritualise the senses through gutsy grooves and energetic solos. 

Read more ...

"A delicious slice of contemporary funked-up soul jazz, is also firm favourite around these parts”.

The Jazz Meet

With funk at the heart of everything, this band draws influence from jazz, soul, and anything else compelling. Their compositions are interspersed with long improvised passages which allow the band to interact and communicate in the moment, transcending a mere recital and becoming a source of expression for every player. This is balanced with Andy’s arrangements allowing for ideas to be explored intricately and reflectively, resulting in the best of both worlds. 

Andy’s band members all have a few things in common: passion, grit and a thirst for making original music. They consist of high-in-demand session players, having performed with the likes of Mighty Mocambos, Sir Joe Quarterman, Monophonics, Speedometer, The Snitch, Funkestra, The Shaolin Afronauts, Tim Garland, Tommy Smith, Clark Tracey Sextet, Laurence Cottle, Jim Mullen, Mornington Locket, Shola Ama, Freddie Gravita, Ross Stanley, to name but a few. 

Piers Green (alto)
Hoagy Plastow (tenor)
Tom White (trombone)
Andy Little (guitar)
Matt Carter (keys)
Kevin Glasgow (bass)
Joel Prime (drums)