EFG London Jazz Festival 2016
It was the collaboration which flew between Julian and Dan who had no rehearsal but a natural affinity. Dan’s electronic layering of spoken vocals, recorded sound effects and super beat business inspired Julian’s sensitive but thrilling drum work.
Julian Sartorius (CH)
‘The audience holds its breath, captivated…’ Swiss Vibes
Dan Nicholls (UK)
Squarepusher, Matthew Herbert, Strobes
‘A Euro-jazz game changer.’ The Guardian
Match&Fuse couldn’t have asked for more. Plaistow sold out their vinyl their set went down so well and Vyamanikal’s originality with two harmoinums and sax would not have been enough except for it being in the hands of Kit Downes and Tom Challenger. We’d never heard anything like it.
‘They’ve been one of the best surprises of this year’s London Jazz Festival.’
Richard Williams, The Blue Moment, 2014
Kit Downes (harmonium) + Tom Challenger (sax)
‘The duo’s assurance is evident in their apparent surrender to in-the-moment sensory experience.’ Dalston Sound