New Roots presents… Tammy Payne + Adam Beattie
Smith & Mighty collaborator, Twisted Nerve recording artist, and a contender for the finest jazz voice in the UK today, Tammy Payne‘s career to date has included collaborations with Geoff Barrow, John Parrish and the Bristol supergroup that was TAMCO. TAMCO have now morphed into a just released Tammy Payne solo album ‘Viva Outsider’ made with the combined talents of drummer Dylan Howe (The Blockheads ),bassist Jim Barr (Get The Blessing/ Portishead ), keyboard player Dan Moore (Pee Wee Ellis, Rodriguez, Marc Ford ) and guitarist Neil Smith (The Liftmen). The album mixes heavy soul, jazz and folk influences with a hazy sixties psychedelia never far from the edges. All About Jazz as
‘..outstanding, Payne is exceptionally soulful, with a storyteller’s gift for immersing herself in the tales she’s telling’. ‘ All About Jazz.
“One of the finest soul and jazz singers that the UK has produced in the past two decades” ★★★★ BBC ONLINE Kevin Le Gendre
‘Wonderfully skewed, stripped down, and psychedelic’ ★★★★ MOJO
Adam Beattie and the Consultants have a long standing association with New Roots. Beattie ploughs a similar furrow to Tom Waits and Nick Cave’s downtempo work, noir folk blues with a dark edge and a big heart that never fails to move an audience. You’ll hear traces of old-time jazz, swing and parlour songs in his sound, now abstracted to a sharper, darker and more modern jazz influenced setting by his band of piano, upright bass and drums.