Nomad Collective is a London-based group mixing Cuban rhythms with funk, rock guitars, heavy grooves and jazz improvisation. The band features musicians from Cuba, Iran and the UK; Nomad Collective mix genres and grooves to create a sound which is uniquely their own.
Founded by Owen Snider (Guitar), Mehdi Karimi-Langroodi (Drums) and Josh Barber (Bass) in the wee hours of a cold winter’s night sometime in 2010, the trio began work on writing and arranging an albums worth of raw material. As the album took shape and the arrangements fell in to place, they called upon the experience and talents of some of London’s finest musicians from all corners of the music scene.
Produced by Josh Barber (Bass), the sound of the album (Soundscapes of a Bedouin Rudeboy) is a mash up of the diverse influences they had growing up. Hendrix, Dilla, Snarky Puppy, the Tuareg blues sounds of Tinariwen, Cinematic Orchestra, Stevie Wonder the list goes on.
After the success of their launch at Cargo to a packed out venue,featuring many of the guest musicians from the album, the Nomads have been busy gigging around the creative hubs of east and north London spreading the good word of their debut album ‘Soundscapes of a Bedouin Rudeboy’, with their exciting live set.
Owen Snider – guitar
Josh Barber – bass
Mehdi Karimi-Langroodi – drums
Kieron McLeod – trombone
Caspar Sutton-Jones – sax
Yelfris Valdes – trumpet
Javier Camilo – percussion