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Last Show: Monday 1 st October 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Drawing inspiration from Debussy, Tom Jobim, Sarah Vaughan and Bon Iver, the music of Fabled explores the wealth of textures, harmonies and grooves available in the traditional jazz quintet setting. Heavily influenced by music for film, and the relationship betweenmusic and storytelling, they are always searching for their own new ways to tell the classic age-old stories.

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“They’re armed with an engaging storyteller attitude that accentuates the beauty found in how one note transitions to the next, how one passage builds up from another, and the way in which many streams of lyricism unite in a single-flowing confluence of imagery.” – Bird is the Worm

“Sam is one of the few young sax players around today that plays for the music every time. Love listening to Sam.” - Mike Walker, UK Jazz Guitarist

The group formed in 2014 when saxophonist/clarinetist, Sam Rapley, brought together a select handful of Britain’s most exciting young musicians to play his original music. This close-knit group of friends have since found a unified and unique way of interacting with each other, born through years of collaborative music making. Following the success of their recent EP, Fabled have recorded their debut album, which will be released in early 2018.


Band Lineup

Sam Rapley (saxophone / clarinet / compositions)

Alex Munk (guitar)

Matt Robinson (piano)

Conor Chaplin (double bass)

Will Glaser (drums)