Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn

'To Buddy Rich & Beyond...'

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

UK drumming phenomenon Steve Taylor brings to life the spirit of the immortal Buddy Rich Big Band sound, and beyond! Featuring vocalist Josie Frater & the hottest big band on the London scene, including Parliamentary award winning Phil Meadows & Vasilis Xenopoulous. Expect ‘Rich’ classics such as West Side Story, Birdland, and Love For Sale seamlessly mixed with Steve's fiery & hard-hitting new arrangements.

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"Dazzling audiences with passion, power & finesse, this big band drives, swings & rocks like no other"


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Steve’s omni-present drumming has backed and been musical director for artists such as Ian Shaw, Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Claire Martin and more. '‘A Towering percussion presence’', Steve’s Big Band sound and vision combines classic arrangements with fresh new music, seemlessly combining swing, funk-fusion, latin and pop.

Steve Taylor has collaborated with Ian Shaw, Mica Paris, Omar and was the first to tribute legendary drummer Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott’s.

The show will feature ‘Rich’ classics - West Side Story, Birdland and Love For Sale  seamlessly mix with Fiery & Hard-hitting original takes on music by Al Jarreau, Gil Scott-Heron, Beady Belle, Zero 7, Koop, and Dianne Reeves.

Drummer, composer, arranger and producer Steve Taylor has currently released 3 albums with The Big Band Explosion: 'Good Things Happen'; 'Live In London' and 'Live at Ziggy’s' on the i2i Music Label. 

Band Lineup

Steve Taylor (drums/Leader)
Josie Frater-Taylor (vocals)
Rosie Frater-Taylor (guitar/vocals)
Jonny Wickham (bass)
Matt Carter (piano)
Vasilis Xenopoulos (horns)
Phil Meadows (horns)
Tom Green (trombone)
Tom Gardner, Ed Benstead (trampets)