The Necks

Chris Abrahams(Piano), Lloyd Swanton(Bass), Tony Buck(Drums)

The Necks offer a phenomenal musical experience, unlike any piano trio you may have heard. Masters of their own musical language of long-form improvisation, each night they step onto the stage with no pre-conceived ideas of what they will play – they and the audience will go on a sonic journey that is created in the moment and in that room.

Over their 29 years together, they honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect which builds in a mesmerising, epic fashion …. a trio conjuring an orchestral expanse.

Every Necks’ performance is a singular event, 2 sets of approximately 45 minutes, entirely improvised and working with the acoustics of the room.

The Necks will release their 18th album “Vertigo” in September 2015.

“one of the most extraordinary groups on the planet… a sonic experience that has few parallels or rivals.”

The Guardian

“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 masters“

The Guardian

“entirely unique”

BBC Jazz on 3

…” one of the high points of my career, is to say ‘I performed with The Necks’.”

Karl Hyde, Underworld