Brigitte Beraha & Lucid Dreamers
Thursday, 29 June 2023
Hexagon Theatre, MAC
The original music - with or without lyrics - is both melodic and abstract. It draws from the jazz, folk, contemporary classical, free improv and electronic worlds, with atmospheric and open improvisations, exciting grooves and impactful stillness. ‘Lucid Dreamers’ premiered at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall as a trio with Brigitte Beraha, George Crowley and Tim Giles in November 2019 as part of the London Jazz Festival, with music written by Brigitte and inspired by the industrial world that we live in. Extended to a quartet with Alcyona Mick on piano, they released ‘Lucid Dreamers’ on Let Me Out Records in July 2020, with the follow up 'Blink' in May 2022. The quartet have been touring in UK / Europe since March 2022 and are planning on recording their third album in the summer 2023.
Brigitte Beraha - Voice / Electronics
George Crowley - Reeds / Electronics
Alcyona Mick - Piano / Synth
Tim Giles - Drums / Electronics
'A set packed with off-centre pleasures and subtle delights.'
'Easily one of the best vocals-led jazz achievements so far this year and even more interesting because it is so honest and adventurous.'
'Quietly virtuosic UK vocalist Brigitte Beraha is at her delicately airborne, rhythmically audacious best with her closely entwined Lucid Dreamers band.'
- The Guardian, John Fordham