Alex Munk 'Flying Machines'

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Last Show: Sunday 27 th March 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Flying Machines combine visceral improvisation with anthemic melodies and lusciously textured soundscapes, influenced by Wayne Krantz, Tigran Hamasyan and Animals as Leaders. From thundering, all out metal assaults, to ambient meditations and plaintive melodies, the band’s trademark fusion of contemporary jazz with progressive rock and explosive live performances have seen them become one of the most thrilling acts to have emerged from the UK contemporary jazz scene. The band features guitarist and band leader Alex Munk, pianist Matt Robinson, bassist Conor Chaplin and drummer Dave Hamlett.


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“Lyrical themes, head-in-the-clouds ambiance and prog-ish grooves that spool out of the speakers like data streams down fiber optic cables” Jazzwise

"Gritty rock-powered guitar improv" The Guardian

Having released their highly anticipated second album ‘New Life’ on Ubuntu Music to critical acclaim, receiving rave reviews in the likes of Guitarist, Prog and Jazzwise, Flying Machines have gone on to perform electrifying shows at the likes of Ronnie Scott’s, Latitude Festival and London’s Jazz Cafe. Featuring some of the UK’s most in demand musicians, the jazz rock supergroup are now working on new music for their third album. Their return to Pizza Express Dean Street marks an exciting moment for the band as they emerge for their first live performance since the onset of the pandemic, in a show encompassing music from their first two albums as well as some completely new material.

Band Lineup

Alex Munk (electric guitar)

Matt Robinson (piano/keyboards)

Conor Chaplin (electric bass)

Dave Hamblett (drums)