Alex Munk 'Flying Machines'

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Last Show: Monday 13 th February 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Flying Machines have become one of the UK's most talked about new bands, having released their debut album to critical acclaim in October 2016. Led by the award winning guitarist Alex Munk and featuring some of the capital's most in demand young musicians, the group are now embarking on a 24 date national tour supported by Arts Council England that looks set to firmly establish them as the most exciting new group to come out of the UK jazz scene in recent years.  

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"Sweet, lyrical passages blend with impossible prog-like time signatures to create a fresh, modern sound with its own distinctive character"

Peter Jones, LondonJazzNews

FLYING MACHINES play emotive and dramatic music, drawing upon influences as diverse as jazz, pop, progressive rock and metal to create an utterly unique and modern sound.

Formed by guitarist Alex Munk in 2014, FLYING MACHINES features some of the most innovative young musicians to emerge in recent years from the UK jazz scene, Matt Robinson on piano/ keyboards, Conor Chaplin on electric bass and Dave Hamblett on drums. Centred on Alex's unique compositional approach, FLYING MACHINES fuse visceral, rock-out guitar improv with anthemic melodies and lusciously textured soundscapes. It's a sound shot through with the here and now of London's cutting-edge music scene, a decadent mash up of free-wheeling improvisations, prog rock energy and ambient meditations that never detracts from the emotive lyricism at the music's core. 

Band Lineup

Alex Munk (electric guitar)

Matt Robinson (piano/keyboards)

Conor Chaplin (electric bass)

Dave Hamblett (drums)