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Portraits

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Newcastle Neo-soul, jazz and hiphop. Portraits offer their contribution to the UK music scene through improvisation, lyricism, arrangement and a strong focus on moving their music forward into unexplored territory.

The heavy ‘LA jazz scene’ informed drum grooves subvert ideas of a faithful homage to the greats. the focus is on offering their own experiences and interpretations, expressing their own voices through improvisation. The band explores storytelling through arrangement and lyricism, aiming for an honest account of the modern experience.

“We’re looking forward to an intensive week refining our approach and repertoire with support from industry professionals. We’re also preparing to build on some new ideas using cutting edge music tech and integrating real-time manipulated visuals through a projector.”