Pianist Andrew Christie and his long-established quartet perform exciting brand new material, as well as cool and contemporary music from their latest album ‘Difference and Repetition’. The band’s distinctive sound comes from the rich sonic combination of Andrew’s piano with Sarah Moody’s cello, Jon Short’s double bass and the supple drumming of Greg White. ‘Difference and Repetition’ is a collection of original compositions that seamlessly weaves modern jazz elements into an ambient, cinematic underscore.
Sarah Moody has worked for over 18 years as a musician, music director and composer with theatre companies such as Kneehigh, Wildworks and Travelling Light and has written music for BBC Radio. She is co-founder of the award winning Devil’s Violin which tours unique music and storytelling shows throughout the UK and abroad. She also plays cello for the newly formed Bristol Ceilidh Quartet. Sarah is currently developing a new solo loop box performance creating polyphonic layered pieces with cello, voice and violin.
Judith Mackrell (The Guardian) recently described Sarah’s latest work as: “An excellent score...a haunting sound world...always tenderly humane.”
Jon Short studied music at the Dartington College of Arts between 2001 and 2004. Following this, he returned to his native city of Bristol where he has since been in demand as a bass player on the Jazz and folk scene. Alongside his work with Andy Christie, he is currently a member of the high octane folk outfit Sheelanagig, as well as working with critically acclaimed Americana singer songwriter Yola Cater, London based, Portuguese Fadista Claudia Aurora and the mighty 12 piece Bristol Afrobeat group No Go Stop.
Greg White is a versatile, dynamic and much sought-after drummer. Originally from France, he went on to study music in London. He has been living in Bristol for the last 18 years and in that time has become an active musician on its vibrant music scene. Greg is also an accomplished composer and producer and has collaborated on a number of television projects. Greg has recorded and performed in some of the UK’s most prestigious studios and venues, from Abbey Road and Air and Strongroom, to the O2 Academy and Colston Hall. He also has an impressive catalogue of festival appearances, including: Boomtown, Secret Garden Party, WOMAD and Glastonbury.
Andrew Christie started playing the piano from the age of six, following in the footsteps of his father, the jazz pianist and songwriter, John Christie. By the age of 18 Andy had taken on the role of musical director and accompanist for his sister, vocalist, Jane Christie. Together they appeared on numerous radio sessions for the BBC. At this time Andy was also writing arrangements for Jane's frequent sessions with the BBC Radio Orchestra at the Maida Vale Studios in London and the Midland Radio Orchestra under the baton of Norrie Paramor. Since then, Andy has gone on to compose for and perform in a wide range of ventures from jazz and folk festivals, to theatrical productions and art installations.
His latest album, Difference and Repetition, is a work of original compositions that seamlessly weaves modern jazz elements into an ambient, cinematic underscore.