Led Bib do punk-jazz in Norwich

COLIN WILSON Rising stars of the burgeoning punk-jazz scene, Led Bib, perform live at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday August 24 from 8.30pm. Relentlessly dodging definition, Led Bib are both a maverick jazz band and an unlikely rock quintet. myspace.com/ledbib

COLIN WILSON

Rising stars of the burgeoning punk-jazz scene, Led Bib, perform live at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday August 24 from 8.30pm.

Relentlessly dodging definition, Led Bib are both a maverick jazz band and an unlikely rock quintet. Taking their name from a protective garment used on patients during dental treatment, this East London based five-piece pride themselves on side-stepping convention, with incendiary results.

Led Bib are blazing a trail with their fiery and gutsy live shows with a line-up featuring Mark Holub (drums), Liran Donin (bass), Toby McLaren (keyboards) and two alto sax players, Chris Williams and Pete Grogan.

Driving melodies roar at full throttle, powered by Holub's pounding drums. Combining the energy and passion of a rock outfit with the technical ability of trained jazz musicians the effect is exhilarating.

Led Bib were listed at number 16 in Observer Music Monthly's feature 25 Acts You MUST See this Summer.

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The band ranked higher than Bjork, the White Stripes and the Arctic Monkeys.

The sonic blasts of free improvisation, hard bop and jazz freakouts are a must for fans of Acoustic Ladyland or Polar Bear.

Box office 01603 660352. £10adv (£8 concessions). Tickets available from Norwich Arts Centre Box Office or online at www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk

myspace.com/ledbib

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