Chris Abrahams (piano) Lloyd Swanton (bass) Tony Buck (drums)
“one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet…not so much a trio as a revolutionary consortium redefining music… “ The Guardian
Together for 25 years the Australian cult trio, The Necks, have enthralled audiences worldwide with their compelling style of improvisation. Defying orthodox description, not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, their music is regularly described internationally as, simply, unique.
Featuring lengthy pieces of slow-form development which build in mesmerising, epic fashion frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove, their performances are never less than phenomenal.
In recent years, along with their regular international touring, The Necks have been invited by Nick Cave to appear at All Tomorrows Parties and collaborated with Brian Eno in PURE SCENIUS at Sydney Opera House and Brighton Festival. They release their 17th album “Open” to coincide with their 2013 tour.
“One of the greatest bands in the world” New York Times
“the Necks are the masters”. Guardian 2011 ***** London – live review
“”Absolutely riveting…how three musicians can sound like eighteen is a mystery… extraordinary magical sounds emerged from the ensemble…the way The Necks do this with acoustic instruments is nothing short of miraculous” Financial Times
” The Necks are singular… Yielding things no one else does” The Wire
“One of the best live performance artists I’ve ever experienced. Transcendent. Beautiful!!!” Michael Gira, Swans
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s DJ w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm (Free Entry)