WorldService Project album launch of 'Serve' plus guests.

The launch of the highly anticipated fourth album

Wed 2 May 2018

WorldService Project album launch of 'Serve' plus guests.


Produced and presented by WorldService Project and RareNoiseRecords

Hosted by The Cockpit

WorldService Project is a unique British beast - 5 disillusioned soldiers who broke away from their battalion, leaving their King and Country behind to pursue a new path. Their exhilarating blend of anthemic punk jazz has been exported across the world alongside clear political soundings calling for humility, compassion and true collaboration.

Tonight, WSP launch their fourth album, and their second on RareNoiseRecords, Serve. A call to arms for those who are seeking a different path away from the colonial hangover suffered by this kingdom, who see the 'greatness' of this nation not as a platform for world advancement but instead an overbearing presence backed by greed, corporatism and a biased media.

For this one-off show in The Cockpit, WSP will be joined by special guests both musical and theatrical; an expanded ensemble with cast members ranging from clowns to dancers and additional soldiers to bolster the ranks. Expect fire, fury and passion in a whirlwind show of epic rock anthems, simmering grooves and extended improvisations from this award-winning ensemble.

Dave Morecroft - keys/vocals
Ben Powling - saxophone
Raphael Clarkson - trombone
Arthur O'Hara - bass
Harry Pope - drums

+ special guests
Joe Murgatroyd - sax
Kieran McLeod - trombone

** DUE TO HEALTH REASONS, Elisabetta Ventura and Lidia Miceli are no longer able to appear as 'The Gigglettes'

Supporting WSP tonight, Skint are a new powerhouse trio bringing you their take on dance music from across the globe. Expect grooves that will wear out the sturdiest bottom of any hipster's sneaker.

Already featured on BBC Radio 3 they've been taking standing venues by storm including Rich Mix, Hootenanny's, Jazz Re:Freshed, Steez, The Ritzy, Jazz in the Round (London) and The Lescar (Sheffield).

Influences include: Afrobeat, house, hip hop, Balkan, drum and bass, funk, grime.

Phil Meadows - saxophones
Arthur O'Hara - bass
Harry Pope - drums

Wednesday 2nd May - 8:00pm
Advance: £12 Door: £15 Concessions: £9