The names of the three UK bands who will participate in the BBC Introducing Showcase on July 3rd at this year’s 37th Montreal International Jazz Festival, have been released on the Festival’s website.
They are Mirror Signal (neo-soul), Remi Harris (guitar) and Dakhla (a quintet of brass and drums).
Dakhla Brass are from Bristol and are Matt Brown – Drums, Charlotte Ostafew – Baritone Sax, Sophie Stockham – Alto Sax, Pete Judge – Trumpet, Liam Treasure – Trombone and Ben Ransom – Trumpet. On video here:
Remi Harris (not to be confused with music industry consultant Remi Harris who received an MBE this weekend) is a guitarist specializing in gypsy swing born in Bromyard in Herefordshire in 1988. (website).
Mirror Signal (quoting Facebook page) “is 22 year old Steven Barker from Suffolk, England. Getting into music around the age of 9, and writing since the age of 12, Steven has grown into a keen songwriter and producer with an ear for melody and groove. Turning to Electronic influences in 2012, Steven bought a Macbook and used his skills he picked up at college to start work on a solo EP, taking soul, jazz and electronic influences into consideration. Since the “Broken Soldier” EP release in April 2013, Steven has been picked up by management, had support slots with the likes of Jamie Cullum, Andreya Triana and Young Kato among others, played at huge UK festivals such as Reading and Leeds, Latitude and Isle of Wight, as well as radio support from Radio 1, 2, 6 Music, XFM and many regional stations.” (quote ends) . He has been working with BBC Stoke.
The BBC Introducing Showcase in Montreal receives support from the PRS For Music Foundation