Sun Jan 26 Gary Boyle Quartet @Seven Arts 1.30pm

Gary Boyle guitar Andrzej Baranek piano, Ed Harrison, bass Jonathan Hartley drums

Funky jazz-rock mixed with bebop from fusion guitar legend and ex Isotope bandleader Gary Boyle who has an impressive pedigree as a session player, sideman, band leader and solo artist

Gary was born in India – his family moved to England when he was eight years old. In his teens he started playing small clubs and then in 1962 relocated to Hamburg to play R’n’B in The Top Ten Club. Boyle returned to England in 1964 to play in Millie Small’s backup band, opening for The Rolling Stones in sold-out tour. He then worked in Dusty Springfield’s band The Echoes and became a member of Brian Auger and the Trinity. After attending the Leeds College of Music, in 1969 he worked as a session musician with musicians Keith Tippett, Mike Gibbs, Mike Westbrook, Soft Machine, Stomu Yamashta’s short-lived band “East Wind”, Bert Jansch and Norma Winstone. In 1973, Gary founded the jazz fusion band Isotope with Jeff Clyne Brian Miller and Nigel Morris. This line-up gigged around the United Kingdom extensively. Following the departure of Jeff Clyne and Brian Miller in March 1974, Laurence Scott (keyboards) and Hugh Hopper (bass, formerly of Soft Machine) joined Boyle and Morris. This line-up toured Europe twice and the United States once, and recorded Isotope’s second LP “Illusion”. Live sessions from Germany can be heard on “Golden Section” (Cuneiform Records), with some tracks featuring Aureo de Souza on percussion.

Since Isotope disbanded Boyle has pursued a solo career, and has taught music in several English institutions.

£10/8 25 and under £5, kids under 16 free

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