In 2006 DAN MESSORE returned to the UK having studied for a MA in jazz at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, a course headed by bassist Paula Gardiner where he was tutored by such musicians as John Parricelli, Huw Warren (who says about Indigo Kid “Great tunes, I love the fluid feel. I like the freshness of the overall vibe “) and Dave Cliff. Besides Indigo Kid, Messore plays in Trust Trio alongside Aidan Thorne [bass] and Mark O Connor [drums]. Lacuna Quintet features another mentor of Messore’s, the trumpeter Steve Waterman. He has also played with the likes of Geoff Simkins, Kevin Figes, Nia Lynn, Lee Goodall, Dave Cliff, and Trish Clowes among others.
IAIN BALLAMY needs no introduction; Known internationally as the ‘Fantastic Englishman’, Ballamy is a titan of the British saxophone. He made his name in the big band Loose Tubes in the 1980s before going on to make some high level recordings of his own through the 1990s. As well as heading the highly regarded ambient Norwegian jazz electronica group Food, he is also a post-bop player of immediate expression and fluency and has performed with Hermeto Pascoal, the late Gil Evans, George Coleman, Dewey Redman, Mike Gibbs among others.
TIM HARRIES has had a successful, versatile career. He was a member of Bill Bruford’s Earthworks from 1989 to 1993 and Steeleye Span from 1989 to 2001 and has since worked as a session musician for artists as diverse as Brian Eno and Katie Melua, as well as film Composers David Holmes and Stephen Warbeck, and writer Alan Moore, on the audio CD version of Moore’s 2001 comic book novel “Angel Passage”.
GETHIN JONES is a young welsh drummer who studied at the welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and then Trinity, and has worked with Cameron Pierre, Geoff Eales, Steve Waterman, Geoff Simkins, and Esmond Selwyn among others.