Nubiyan Twist (UK)
“Versatility with deep soul…an elegant yet earthy hybrid of jazz, UK soul and highlife” (Uncut)
“The type of record that should be blasted over a sun-drenched festival crowd.” Clash
“Nubiyan Twist take a leap out of the densely packed crowd of UK jazz with Freedom Fables, a summation of the group’s talent that sees them elevated into the highest tier of their cohort” Loud And Quiet 8/10
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell.
Drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, Latin, soul, reggae and dance music, expect ultra-tight musicianship and an infectious and powerful 10-piece big band sound.
Previous album ‘Freedom Fables’ featuring special guests Ego Ella May, K.O.G., Pat Thomas, Cherise, Ria Moran & Soweto Kinch and was heavily playlisted on BBC6 Music alongside live sessions with Gilles Peterson, Mary Ann Hobbs and Jamie Cullum on Radio 2 plus their UK TV debut on Later… with Jools Holland.
“A free-flowing assemblage of jazz, soul, hip hop and diasporic styles.” – Mojo
“A beautiful blend of groove music with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” – The Guardian
“Celebratory… packs a heavy punch” – Afropunk
Nubiyan Twist will release their long-awaited 4th album in April 2024.
Finn Booth Drums
Luke Wynter Bass
Tom Excell Guitar
Lewis Moody Keys
Jonny Enser Trumpet
Nick Richards Alto Sax
Denis Scully Tenor Sax
Hannah Mae Baritone Sax
Jessica Aziza Vocals
Currently no concerts. Stay tuned!