@ the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
5 July 2014
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Local Authority is a brand new group that came into being by chance
when a one-off live improvised session came to the attention of
Love Supreme Festival, which earned them a shortlist nomination
by Jazz FM to open the festival. Local Authority then went on to
do their debut live performance at Jazz re:freshed, and went on
to perform at Love Supreme Festival 2014.
The project features a collection of musicians: Ed Riches on guitar,
Joe Webb on Organ, Peter Adam Hill on drums/percussion, Dian Gasper
on Piano/Synth, Lawrence Insula on bass and Sam Awotayo on drums.
The sound is vintage and current, utilising modern technology but
also conjuring up the sunny soulful vibes of the open air festivals
of the 60s & 70s. A striking mixture of soul-jazz, country-blues,
gospel & hip hop, with an edgy but accessible vibe, the music
is raw, rootsy & down to earth.