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Let Spin @ Splinter  -  Sun Feb 23, 2014  |  08:00 pm
Admission £ 8.00 ( £ 6.00 concessions)
You only have to look at the CVs of the four members of Let Spin to realise that this is likely to be a quartet with a difference.

Saxophonist Chris Williams is a founder member of Led Bib, Ruth Goller's most high profile rôle has been with Acoustic Ladyland, Moss Freed leads his own adventurous Moss Project, and Finlay Panter is the driving force behind the extraordinary Beats & Pieces Big Band. With diverse pedigrees like that, it's no surprise that the music they make has been described as built around "knotty improv, rock fury - quirky themes, killer riffage - gleefully bizarre, sonic overload".

All four members of the band contribute compositions, between them drawing on inspirations as far reaching as Rage Against The Machine, Beck, Bill Frisell, Jim Black and Middle Eastern folk music. This might seem like a recipe for eclectic chaos, yet from such disparate elements Let Spin create a cohesive mix of angular riffs, wistful melodies, euphoric improv and heavy grooves. It's utterly distinctive, completely wonderful, and a welcome new aural experience for Tyneside jazz enthusiasts.

This gig is a co-promotion with Splinter @ the Bridge