Tummy Touch signs The Sargasso Trio

COLIN WILSON The Sargasso Trio - whose unique multi-instrumental approach (including the odd saucepan!) and mix of indie, salsa, brazilia, funk and hip-hop, is winning over many new fans - play Norwich Arts Centre on Friday January 6.

COLIN WILSON

The Sargasso Trio - whose unique multi-instrumental approach (including the odd saucepan!) and mix of indie, salsa, brazilia, funk and hip-hop, is winning over many new fans - play Norwich Arts Centre on Friday January 6.

The Sargasso Trio first met in Norwich's very own 40-piece marching samba band. Emily, Pete and Ben had all worked in bands and projects before forming the group, with Emily and Pete both lead singers in Norwich bands in the late Nineties (Little Mink and Schemer respectively). Ben had been on the Norwich Club scene playing regular jams at Gas Station, Supefly and Marvel. Together, the Sargasso Trio comprises three songwriters finding a way to merge their eclectic ideas. They mix latin, folk, alt country and Eighties electro, sharing duties on guitar, keyboards, percussion, harmonies and lead vocals. Their diverse influences include Prince, Johnny Cash, the Slits, early Robert Palmer, Hall and Oates and the Beach Boys.

Recently signed to Tummy Touch Records (home to Tom Vek and Groove Armada among others), the trio recently showcased their talents live on Tom Robinson's BBC 6Music show. They are set to release an EP in February and an album in early summer.

Support comes from Red Cassette, aka Andrew Balls, a singer-songwriter from Lowestoft. Andrew has been writing songs as Red Cassette for about three years now. His songs are of an honest nature, and are recorded at home through minimal recording equipment. He will be accompanied at the gig by the Wagon Band.

Doors 8.30pm. Tickets £6 (£4 concs). Box office 01603 660352.

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