Clement Regert's "Wild Card"
Friday 7th February 2020 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“This band can't help but funk...so stop thinking, start grooving!”
Founded by expat French guitarist Clement Regert, Wild Card describe their music as a “melting pot of musical ideas, fusing urban rhythms and grooves with a Latin attitude…dynamic, exuberant and flamboyant”. In addition to Clement, the group’s core members are organist Andy Noble and drummer Sophie Alloway, augmented by a rotating stable of first call musicians. In addition to leading Wild Card, Clement has appeared regularly with Grammy-winner Tim Garland, Natalie Williams and Liane Carroll. Along with original material from their two CD’s, 2015’s “Organic Riot” and their latest “Life Stories”, Wild Card’s repertoire is also distinguished by its signature reworkings of classic rock songs with a jazzy twist and funky Latin feel, which Clement describes as "a mix of Afro-jazz, Hard-bop, Samba and raw funk". It's a testament to their growing popularity that they have already accrued over one million plays on Spotify to date! Tonight's show marks the launch of their new album, "Beast from the East" and the trio will be joined by a literal dream team of guest musicians, Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Leo Richardson (saxophone) & the pièce de résistance, vocalist Imaani (Incognito). More info to follow...
"Sit back and let the adrenalin sizzle! ★★★★" The Art Desk; "This band can't help but funk...so stop thinking, start grooving!" ★★★★" Jazzwise; "Excellent playing… Wild Card’s natural habitat is in live performance… raising the roof in the right club environment…Exciting stuff.” The Jazzmann