‘Redux’ offers an energetic jazz based musical entertainment for both jazz listeners and non-jazz live music lovers. The repertoire is an eclectic, lively and original amalgam of freshly interpreted and arranged jazz standards leavened with blues and soul.
The Band is a four piece featuring Kevin Hassett on vocals, well known local musicians Paul Matthews on Guitar, Jeff Henson on Bass and R.A Phillips on Drums and is a live spin off from the Studio based Project Kevin Hassett’s ‘A’ Game whose 3rd album ‘Rules of the Road’ was released in September 2017. This is available for download or streaming from the usual on line retailers.
The album title track of ‘Rules’ is presently on the BBC London playlist and was featured complete with live studio performance on the BBC Robert Elms Show on 20th June 2018. Over the past 2 years ‘Redux’ had made regular appearances on the playlist of BBC John Hellings Show and a live studio performance for the show is scheduled for late Summer.
Already this year the band has appeared at both Nantwich and Newcastle Music Festivals and has a full programme of gigs lined up to the end of the year.
‘Great night of live Jazz from the most talented Kevin Hassett, Jeff Henson Paul Matthews Robert Phillips ,a tight crisp sound with wonderful timing just spot on’- Peter Farrier
‘If you only see one band at Newcastle this week make it Redux’ – Stephen Tams ‘Totem’
Review of their September 2018 Concert at the Madeley Centre:
The Redux Concert gave our new Music at the Centre programme a wonderful start. There was a great atmosphere and the audience swayed and nodded through the totally engaging performance. Redux is a highly accomplished and entertaining band and they left behind a very appreciative audience. Here are some audience comments:
‘What talented musicians! Loved their very varied programme.’
‘A very pleasant evening listening to a group of talented musicians’
‘Really enjoyed the evening. Thought the selection of songs was good with some original arrangements, accomplished musicians and a singer with a great voice and good rapport with the audience.’
‘Superbly accomplished musicians using their own arrangements of standard jazz melodies and lyrics.’
‘Two Sets of witty and sophisticated blues, jazz and pre-war cabaret. Trio as good as the best session men I’ve heard. Vocals brilliant. If you like ‘Casablanca’ you’ll like REDUX.’
‘A great evening’s entertainment. Quality live music at The Madeley Centre and a nice atmosphere. If you missed this one folks, then make sure you get to the next music night.’