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Gian Slater Trio with James Gilligan – Debut
Sun 27th October, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm$15 – $20
Vocalist Gian Slater’s Trio is a deeply personal project, a ‘family band’ featuring brother Nathan Slater and partner Christopher Hale (acoustic bass guitar, mandolin). The group shares a long history of collaborations, a common musical language and an almost telepathic ensemble connection which sets Slater’s pure, distinctive voice alongside intricately arranged guitars This special concert marks the trio’s first outing in number of years, and will feature music from the group’s debut album Still Still (Whichway Music). They will be joined by another long-time friend, the remarkable multi-instrumentalist James Gilligan (violin, pedal steel guitar, baritone guitar).
“Trying to define or pigeonhole the music and artistry of vocalist Gian Slater and bassist Christopher Hale is an exercise in futility; in fact, reductive tags like ‘vocalist’ and ‘bassist’ don’t even really do them justice. Slater and Hale have each managed to transcend the normal parameters of their chosen instrument(s), reaching a place where they can play multiple roles within a single work and travel through various musical landscapes with subtlety and grace or passion and power. They’re both technically gifted practitioners, yet neither is boastful about it in their output; their technique merely serves as a means to an emotive end.” – All About Jazz, New York