Woodbridge to Host Influential Club Jazz Pioneers

Influential Club Jazz pioneers Red Snapper will appear live at The Riverside, Woodbridge, on Monday 21st September, at Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music.

The Socially Distanced event is being filmed for premier broadcast on the festival’s website in late September and Red Snapper will be releasing long awaited new material soon after. Their track Truth (currently getting airtime on BBC Radio 6 Music) is the first of three new singles, while an album will be released in 2021. 

Best known for their unique and dramatic sound and passionate live performances, Red Snapper embrace dark funk, hip-hop, dub, psychedelic surf and afro-jazz. Their track Spikey has been featured on El Camino, the recently released Netflix Breaking Bad film directed by Vince Gilligan. 

Originally formed in 1994, they’ve toured globally and supported acts such as Massive Attack, Bjork, The Prodigy, De La Soul and The Fugees. They have a reputation for innovative and expansive remixes – reworking tunes by Trouble Funk, Garbage, Lamb and Edwyn Collins, amongst others.

Red Snapper have been knocked considerably by the stranglehold the COVID outbreak has taken on all live outings. So it’s with immense gratitude we’re accepted an offer to play at The Woodbridge Festival in Suffolk, our first live show for many months and a place we enjoyed playing a few years ago. We look forward to playing new material from our forthcoming album, and being part of this innovative festival.

Red Snapper co-founder Ali Friend

We’re excited to be hosting Red Snapper in Woodbridge under COVID safe conditions. Snapper first caused a stir when Andrew Weatherall stepped-up to mix their debut single and are massively popular with Woodbridge’s discerning crowd. They’ve made a huge and unique contribution to UK music and influenced acts worldwide. They’re forefathers to the current crop of British jazz acts bringing virtuoso musicianship into clubs around the world, and are one of the most exciting live acts in soul and dance.

Woodbridge Festival programme director and DJ Ben Osborne

The unique show in Woodbridge will see them perform a one-off collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Tim Hutton, whose credits include work with acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Groove Armada, Bat For Lashes, Plaid, Amy Winehouse, Professor Green, Mike Skinner and many more.

Limited tickets will be available from Eventbrite and via and the performance will be broadcast from the site on Sunday 27 September. The online event is also raising funds for the Save Our Venues Campaign, nationally co-ordinated by Musicians Union and Music Venues Trust.

Anyone who has had any symptoms of COVID-19, such as a new persistent cough or high temperature or loss/ change of taste, in the last two weeks must not attend the event.