Big Bad Wolf is a London based band featuring washy guitars, ambient vocals, brassy hooks and deep grooves - this distinctive sound arises largely from the band's consistently egalitarian process of group composition, where all 4 members are present from conception to completion of each song. Starting each writing session by recording an open-ended group improvisation, they then listen back, pick out the best ideas and then develop them into intricate and concise pieces of music.
Big Bad Wolf have developed a unique way to bridge the gap between improvised music and contemporary pop/rock styles. The band strives to constantly push the boundaries and blur the edges of the genre through a wealth of influences, from Bjork to Radiohead to Bill Frisell, brought to the table by each member to the group. From the band’s first experimentations in late 2014 there has always been a primary focus on the instrumental blend within the slightly unconventional line up (trombone, guitar, bass VI and drums) and how to work that into forging an individual, contemporary sound whilst still honouring the improvisational element of the jazz tradition.
Owen Dawson // Electric Trombone/Synth/Vocals
Rob Luft // Guitar/Vocals
Michael De Souza // Fender Bass VI/Vocals
Jay Davis // Drums
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