JOYING is a new band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After one dream too many about swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone – the result is JOYING.
The Skabhangers and XocNeb are coming to the Edinburgh Castle Hotel on Saturday August 6! The Skabhangers draw heavily on the original sounds of Jamaican 'First wave' ska sound of the 1960s, with song lyrics that reflect modern life in Melbourne and burning instrumentals. XocNeb bring a fusion of modern jazz, funk and r'n'b beats to create grooves with their own aura.
The acts wish to acknowledge the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the land this show takes place on, and pay respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We also wish to acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.'