Following their critically acclaimed debut album in 2015, The Button Band have been busy performing at venues in the London area, and are embarking on a UK tour in May 2017 to promote the release of their second album “Emilie”.
This quartet of in-demand young players was founded in 2012 by inventive guitarist Andy Button, alongside Andy Woolf on tenor sax, Dave Manington on bass and Marek Dorcik on drums. Between them they have worked with such luminaries as Gwilym Simcock, Kenny Wheeler, Mark Lockheart, Mark Anthony Turnage and Marius Neset.
“Strong melodies and a fine guitar solos” – Jazzviews
All four members make regular appearances on the London jazz scene and the band featured in last year’s prestigious London Jazz Festival. The group blends melodic content with sophisticated forms and incorporates elements of various genres from country, blues and South-African township jazz. to angular post bop . The Button Band play highly melodic, unpretentious, accessible, modern British instrumental jazz.
The Button Band UK Tour 2017:
7th – Ashburton Live
9th – St Ives Jazz Club
10th – Restormel Arts St Austell
11th – Future Inns, Bristol
30th – The Spotted Dog, Birmingham
31st – The Lescar, Sheffield
4th – Milestones Jazz Club, Lowestoft
20th – Pizza Express Dean Street, London
28th – Dempseys, Cardiff
29th – The Soundcellar, Poole