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by Scrapbook

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Alex's Song 05:14
Henno 05:51
Triads 05:50
Wrioter 04:56
Space Walk 06:40
Singer Man 03:53
Steam 04:20
Tides 05:05


Scrapbook is the vehicle for the compositions of 27 year old London-based pianist Angus Bayley. Though he actually studied as a scientist, Bayley has never been far from music and has been an active pianist all the while, as well as a prolific composer. His music for Scrapbook is both pensive and poignant, clad in a delicate timbre of horns and strings (Daisy Watkins, Nick Sigsworth) - each tune a heartfelt ode that sits somewhere between jazz, folk and rock, underpinned by chord sequences that tell a story in their own right.

Bayley’s arrangements are in it for the long game – pretty melodies dance and swell over the course of minutes, gradually transforming into fierce and fiery chordal riffs loaded with dark and beautiful harmony. Tunes are interspersed with the improvisational input of young horn stars Alaric Taylor and Kieran McLeod, vibrantly supported by an ever-shifting and responsive rhythm section comprising Dave Hamblett and Paul Trippett.

Since forming in 2013 Scrapbook has gigged extensively across London, including a sellout at the prestigious Jazz at the Oxford. Their eponymous debut album marks three years since inception of the band, and is due for release on the Spark label in September 2016. As part of the release, Scrapbook will be touring the UK.


released September 1, 2016

Piano/composition: Angus Bayley
Bass: Paul Trippett
Drums: Dave Hamblett
Violin: Nick Sigsworth
Viola: Daisy Watkins
Trumpet: Alaric Taylor
Trombone: Kieran McLeod

All songs by: Angus Bayley (except Alex’s Song, by Angus Bayley and Alex Chilton)
Recorded at: Eastcote Studios, London, 8/9 December 2015
Recording engineer: George Murphy
Mixed and mastered by: Alex Killpartrick, June 2016
Album photography and artwork: Angus Bayley
For Spark Label: Tom Green and JJ Wheeler


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