Acclaimed funk jazz band to perform in Queen Elizabeth Theatre
18 July 2016
We’re delighted to welcome terrific funk jazz band Resolution 88 to Oakham for a rare professional recital in the school’s theatre. Led by former Oakham maths teacher and keyboard player, Tom O’Grady, the band was formed when Tom began working full-time as a professional musician four years ago. The band's music is based around the sound of the Fender Rhodes piano, complex changes and heavily syncopated funk beats.
Resolution 88 has sold out some of the most prestigious venues in London, including Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express in Soho, and they also headlined at the inaugural Cambridge Jazz Festival along with special guest Dennis Rollins on trombone. They have already released an acclaimed album, an EP and a limited edition vinyl single featuring Kaidi Tatham’s remix of their track ‘Broken Beat’. Their second full album, 'Afterglow', is due in September 2016. Be sure to join us for an evening of high-energy music-making!
Friday 16 September, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 7.45pm
Tickets (£10 or free for school-age children) are available by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or from Walkers Bookshop (Oakham).