Liane Carroll, Sara Colman and Sophie Bancroft, three established singers and songwriters in their own right, draw on their deep friendship and history of collaboration spanning over a decade to present a very special live show Trio CCB:Unleashed.
With a repertoire consisting of familiar jazz songs seamlessly blended with original tunes, their stunning musicianship, spontaneity and humour creates a captivating, emotionally charged and powerful yet intimate musical event.
25th Feb – Kino-Teatr, St Leonards
5th Apr- The Stair Arms, Pathhead, Midlothian
6th Apr – The Stables, Cromarty
See here for full info on all the gig dates
Review in reviewsphere – full review here
“The love in the room was tangible, the talent (singing and songwriting, musicianship and chest slapping!) top drawer and the sense of fun and playfulness infectious. But behind it all lay two qualities which elevate the great from the good: fearlessness and honesty. ”
“In The presence of greatness tonight” Soundhouse Organisation
“Who put the riff in te-riff-ic? Liane Carroll, Sophie Bancroft and Sara Colman, whose gig at The Traverse was just that” – audience tweet
“You are all individually and together utterly amazing!”- audience tweet
“Unleashed and unbelievably class”
” Truly incredible performances last night from @lianecarroll @saracolman + @sjbancroft”
“Fantastic trio, fantastic banter and fantastic ladies. Best night in absolutely ages.”
“We were delighted to host this superb concert last night, which our audience – comprising all ages – so enjoyed. The feedback was fantastic and the quality of the artists’ singing, along with their warmth and humour, was second to none. Their set was a glorious mix of styles, all accessible, impeccably performed and with superb harmonies dextrously performed by the three voices, with informality and a real sense of joy. The audience felt involved in something really special. These three are obviously real friends and this showed itself throughout the evening. This is a must for jazz and non-jazz fans alike; and to also have a workshop especially tailored for our local singers in the afternoon, who were then invited to perform in the evening, was an extra treat. It was a pleasure to welcome performers of such a high calibre to our small venue, and I cannot recommend this event highly enough.” Programme Manager @ Helmsley Arts Centre
ABOUT COLMAN, CARROLL AND BANCROFT
That the three have a deep friendship and history of collaboration spanning more than a decade, is evident in the unique sound that develops when they sing together and in the natural ease with which each individual or duo is showcased within a trio setting.
Over ten years ago, Liane, already with two Radio 2 Jazz award wins, and Sara, a finalist in the BBC Radio 2 ‘Sold on Song’ competition, became part of the vocal harmony group ‘The Passion’ with Jacqui Dankworth. The group had considerable success, recording an album ‘One Good Reason’ in 2007, featuring on Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ and appearing at The Royal Festival Hall. In 2011 their reunion gig at Pizza Express was recorded live for BBC3’s ‘Jazz Line-Up’.
When Liane became patron of the Fionna Duncan Vocal Jazz workshops around ten years ago, she met Sophie, one of the main tutors and part of one of Britain’s best known jazz families. Liane and Sophie made an immediate and lasting connection and the two continue to teach together after the FDJVW closed due to Fionna’s ill health.
Liane and Sophie teach together at the French Summer Jazz School and along with Sara, run vocal jazz workshops around the UK and Europe.
Whilst putting together compositional ideas and arrangements for various tutor performances, the idea for Colman, Carroll and Bancroft: Unleashed was born. The depth of understanding and familiarity between the three performers creates an environment in which stunning musicianship, spontaneity and humour comfortably combine to produce a captivating, emotionally charged and powerful yet intimate musical event.
‘She seems in some magical way to be made out of music’ The Observer on Liane Carroll
‘Refreshing and utterly magical’ The Herald on Sophie Bancroft
‘A naturally soulful and emotionally true voice, connecting you and drawing you in’ Ian Shaw on Sara Colman