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Shri’s Just a Vibration

Shri’s Just a Vibration

GemArts Masala Festival - A weeklong festival celebrating a mix and blend of the finest South Asian Arts and Culture

Just A Vibration brings together two distinctly diverse musical forms: Indian classical music and the traditional brass band.  The brainchild of composer / producer / musician Shri Sriram, this exciting collaboration creates a new crossover musical vocabulary with its eloquent blend of intricate Indian melodies on Shri Sriram’s handcrafted bass guitar with the booming magnificence of the brass band. Arranged by saxophone and bassclarinet legend Ben Castle, the project was developed and recorded with conductor Morgan Griffiths and the Hammonds Saltaire band.

This performance at Sage Gateshead, as part of GemArts Masala Festival, features the great NASUWT Riverside Band, the highly accomplished Jasdeep Singh Degun on sitar, powerhouse drummer Marc Layton-Bennett and a guest appearance from Newcastle-based singer songwriter, Kathryn Williams.

Presented as part of GemArts Masala Festival.
Presented with Sage Gateshead

NASUWT Riverside Band are an established brass band who have collaborated with the likes of British Sea Power amongst others
Jasdeep Degun has performed at many venues including the Southbank Centre and at Buckingham Palace as part of Goldie's band.
Marc Layton-Bennett is a greatly sought after drummer/percussionist and teacher currently touring with Jah Wobble, Shri, New Popes and more. 
Kathryn Williams is a Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter who has recorded twelve studio albums and written and arranged for a number of artists.


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