Bancroft & Lyne

BANCROFT & LYNE
Visit our website at www.bancroftlyne.com

photo by Louis De Carlo

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To book the duo please email Sophie

This transatlantic duo delivers a dynamic, entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs. Sophie Bancroft’s voice and effortless guitar is gorgeous over Tom Lyne’s virtuoso bass. Alongside Bancroft’s original contemporary jazz-based songs, the duo selects an eclectic repertoire ranging from classic jazz to the likes of Robbie Burns, Erykah Badu and Dolly Parton.

Their captivating storytelling through song choice and musicality is enhanced by moments of Bancroft’s spoken word poetry. Echoes of Sia, Rickie Lee Jones and Peggy Lee spring to mind.

Recent performance highlights include the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival in New York where they were heralded as a “must see” act. Little wonder multi-award winning jazz vocalist Liane Carroll recorded Bancroft’s ballad, Calgary Bay, with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

 

Check out the Bancroft & Lyne Living Room Sessions on Youtube:

YOU TURNED THE TABLES ON ME – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqL0m_5V9QU

I WOULD RATHER BE ME – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMrJHU6ZGx8

TELEPHONE SONG – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTXJE7LCL7A .

Performing jazz standards and original compositions in the setting of voice, bass and guitar they create a dynamic , entertaining and intimate interpretation of beautiful songs.

Listen to the first 3 tracks on Sophie and Toms most recent CD

https://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/sets/you-turned-the-tables-on-me

“Their performance, imbued with warmth and humour, was delightful” THE HERALD (4 stars) 

“Brave, bright and engaging throughout and much easier to tour than a big band, with no lack of presence.” Jazz Journal                                             

Visit our website at www.bancroftlyne.com