Jazz at The Glad Cafe: Bancroft & Lyne
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only
Performing together for the past 2 decades Bancroft & Lyne’s repertoire includes a mix of original contemporary jazz-based songs alongside reimagined jazz classics and covers of songs by songwriters such as Suzanne Vega, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell. Heralded as a ‘must see’ act at a recent Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival, New York they have performed at many venues and festivals around the UK, Europe and North America.
As a couple living in the same house during lockdown they used the unexpected time to evolve the duo’s identity, finding different ways to orchestrate old and new songs. Alongside this they developed a weekly international livestream audience and produced their most recent CD Monday Nights which received much critical acclaim, including being listed in JazzViews top jazz albums of 2020
“an album of the highest class, superbly produced, and entertaining” – JAZZVIEWS
SOPHIE heralds from one of Britain’s top jazz families. Enjoying a career as a jazz vocalist over the last three decades she has also received much acclaim as a songwriter and composer, with her work being used in major US TV shows such as ‘Six Feet Under’ and her songs recorded and performed by award-winning jazz luminaries such as US pianist Louis Durra and UK vocalist Liane Carroll to name but a few.
Tom, originally from Edmonton, Canada, moved to Europe after graduating from McGill University with distinction on jazz bass. Aside from working with Sophie he is the bassist in the Dave Milligan Trio, The Unusual Suspects and his own group The Band Lyne. Previous work includes Martha Reeves and The Vandelas, Tommy Banks, Charlie Hunter, Mairi Campbell, Kevin MacKenzie, Chic Lyall, Karine Polwart and Brian Kellock.
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