ONE DAY BAND

The One Day Band sessions are an ongoing series of improvisations hosted by Trestle Records. Musicians, sometimes meeting for the first time, are invited to collaborate on a record made in a single day. The sessions were originally produced at Callum Sadler's studio space in Netil House, Hackney and engineered by Callum Sadler and Nick Siddall. From mid 2018 we moved the sessions to a new base of operations. Holy Mountain Studios

 


NOVEMBER 25 2017

HOLY MOUNTAIN STUDIO

Andrew Blick - Trumpet, Sound Treatments // Peter Gregson - Cello // Land Observations - Acoustic 12 String, Electric 6 String Guitar // Simon Fisher Turner - Electonics


ODB 14 was curated by James Scott Brooks who records under the monicker Land Observations, a London based artist known for minimalist, looped electric guitar compositions that progressively layer into propulsive rhythmical instrumentals. He has released two albums to date on Mute Records and is currently completing the third. The session features Land Observations leading the way with repetitive finger picking bringing to mind the guitar style of 60,70,s American primitivists such as Fahey and Basho and more recently Six Organs Of Admitance. The 12 string guitar flows ever forward setting the mood and rhythm.

Gregson’s cello complements with a range of duties from melodic leads to textured dragging, drones and stacatto. The trumpet is also often played in long droning notes, mourneful and with additional effects creating delays and reverb resulting in an atmospheric quality that is beautifully symbiotic with Simon Fisher Turner’s electronic contributions.

"Having received the invitation to curate and record a one day session for the endlessly interesting Trestle Records, I realised it was an opportunity for me to finally improvise with the musicians, Simon Fisher-Turner, Peter Gregson, & Andrew Blick, who I had initially come into contact with during the recording and performing of SFT's Ivor Novello award winning film soundtrack The Epic of Everest. Gathering together at Holy Mountain studios, our intention for the improvised one day session was to explore the various timbres of a 'cello, trumpet, guitar, and drone ensemble' through a series of cyclical drum-less patterns of varying rhythmic and atmospheric densities.” Land Observations


NOVEMBER 19 2017

HOLY MOUNTAIN STUDIO

Jim Daoud - Guitar, Ableton // Sean Douglas - Synths // Tim Jacobs - Bass // Morgan Simpson - Drums


Session 13 is a four piece featuring Morgan Simpson on Drums, Jim Daoud on guitar and fx, Tim Jacobs on bass and Saun Douglas on analog synthesisers. The players very easily locked into a session where the focus was on playing, melody, riffs and groove. It's very much the sound of musicians enjoying themselves. Jim's guitar, often processed through digital effects strays into synth frequencies creating a full sound, utilising delay, pitch shifting and complex reverbs. Sean, using a Prophet 5 synth, builds texture with noise and fuzzed pad drones resulting in atmospheric backgrounds and ambient washes. Morgan's drumming switches easily between styles. Dynamic and driving the session with Tim's bass often pitched low giving a dub / sub grounding to the session.

Jim Daoud is a London based musician involved with a variety of projects. One current project is Myo. Myo are a 4 piece based in London who spend their time programming synths, crashing Ableton and battling midi controllers... They create a blend of future beat dance music and electronic soul. Combining the expressive vocals of Sisa Feherova with the angular hip-hop influenced playing and writing of guitarist Jim Daoud, Myo are trying to find the human touch in the world of programmed dance music. Their co-conspirators in this search are bass experimenter Pete Bennie and drummer/producer George Bird whose conception of sound and rhythm is constantly in flux between the digital and analogue. The result is a densely layered collage of neo soul guitar, mangled vocal samples and crushed drum loops, which underpins what can only be described as melodic and sincere songwriting.

Morgan Simpson has achieved an incredible amount for someone not yet 20. He has received various awards for he's playing and attended The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology learning about all aspects of music. Morgan's YouTube Channel (MorganGSimpson) features a range of covers with him drumming live over selected tracks. He's also from a talented family of musicians who nurtured he's talent from early childhood. His mother, Elaine, is a singer and vocal coach; his father, Kevin, is a guitarist and guitar teacher and his sister; Lauren, is a singer and bass guitarist.

Tim Jacobs studied at one of the UK's leading contemporary music schools, The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance, He has performed with several function bands and toured in both the UK and in Europe with his own bands 'Sayonara Sweetheart' and 'OKAPI'. He has also worked with notable session musicians such as Matt Brooks, Liam McGarry and Chad Edwards, as well as the award winning producer Alan O'Connell. Most recently, Tim has been working with the band 'Vanquish'.

Sean Douglas is firstly a musician having studied Audio Engineering in Derry Northern Ireland. He moved to London in 2006 and has since worked out of many of its reputable studios and still frequently engineers Fish Factory, Rak and Rockfield Studios. After many years in these studios, working and learning from the best, Sean felt the need to build his own studio that was not competing with, but complimenting the services offered in the “big studios”. So in 2015 he built Juno with the idea of it being a production, composition, mixing, writing and recording space that can outsource to the larger studios when necessary. Sean is a multi instrumentalist that specialises in composition, arranging and harmony.


DECEMBER 04 2017

HOLY MOUNTAIN STUDIO

Jennifer Allum - Violin // Douglas Benford - Objects // Harry Broadbent - Rhodes // Bertrand Denzler - Tenor Sax // Phil Durrant - Modular Synth // Phil Julian - Electronics // Dominic Lash - Double Bass // Stewart Lee - Text // Graham McKeachan - Double Bass // Mark Wastell - Tam Tam & Harmonium


The origins of this piece date back to the 1st December 1991. I’d attended an all day concert at the Red Rose Theatre in Finsbury Park, London - a benefit gig for Terry Day - featuring dozens of musicians in various groupings throughout the afternoon and evening. One of those musicians was John Stevens. This was my first exposure to John and his music and the beginning of a fascination still very much part of my everyday. John performed three times that afternoon; with his Spontaneous Music Ensemble - comprising Nigel Coombes and Roger Smith later joined by Maggie Nicols and Phil Minton, in a trio with Larry Stabbins and Paul Rogers and in an unaccompanied role, reciting a text composed by himself. He gave no introduction or back story to the piece. It just existed as is. Gone in a few fleeting moments. A couple of years later I secured an audience recording of the concert made by Andy Isham. All of John’s activity that day was on the recording and through repeated listening over the following two decades, I became very attached to the spoken word piece. Earlier this year I finally got around to transcribing the text, hoping that one day I’d be able to include it in a project. This little dream was enabled by Trestle Records and their generous offer to organise and record a session. Finally John’s inspirational words can be heard again and influence others the way they did me, as a young man, twenty six years ago. (Mark Wastell, December 2017)


JULY 27 2017

HOLY MOUNTAIN STUDIO

Rose Moore - Bassoon // Sophie Ramsey - Violin & Guitar // Susanna Warren - Wind Instruments


The trio play with a variety of styles. Track 1 commences the session with Eastern European inflections bringing to mind Bela Tarr and Emir Kusturica soundtracks. From there it mixes folk, jazz and classical into intimate repetitive incantations. It's a suite of thoughtful reactive playing, the players attentively conversing, with the space that a totally acoustic ensemble offers. Rose Moore, the curator of this session, works as a multi instrumentalist and transcribes notation for classical orchestras.

Sophie Ramsey is a Scottish singer, songwriter working in folk traditions. She was awarded vocal and choral scholarships to St Andrews University, where she studied philosophy. Sophie records both her own compositions as well as traditional Scots and Gaelic songs, and has collaborated with musicians from many backgrounds in Scotland, Paris and London.

Rose Moore is a multi-instrumentalist and Goldsmiths music graduate with a Masters degree in composition. As a music editor, she works closely with composers (Gavin Bryars, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Paul Jones, Joby Talbot, Eric Whitacre), specialising in opera and ballet scores. Whether on bassoon, recorders, keyboards, dulcimer or handbells, Rose is happiest making live music and collaborating (Big Star & Friends' Third, Terry Edwards' Blow the Bloody Doors Off!, Sophia Brous, Lucy Fry), arranging (Sort Sol) and recording (Terry Hall, Tindersticks).Her own creative project, themillionstars, revolves around a core of musicians and artists, with a new studio album due in 2018.


APRIL 28 2017

NETIL HOUSE

Pet Bennie - Bass // Max Hallet - Drums // Tom Herbert - Bass


Two bass guitars, drums and a whole load of pedals. Session 10 was our last in Netil House and doesn't disappoint. Epic soundscapes with intricate and snappy drums drive throughout the session with the players often not knowing who is making which sounds. Letting the pedals loose, Tom and Pete ride the waves of pitch shifters and reverbs to create an orchestra well beyond their instrument's sonics.

Tom Herbert is one third of the Mercury nominated band The Invisible. To date the band have released three well received LP’s on Ninja Tune. He also works as a collaborator and session musician for many other projects as well as having taught music over the years at universities such as Goldsmiths in London.

Max Hallet is the drummer and co composer for Mercury nominated band The comet Is Coming. Under the name Betamax Killer Max he’s part of a three piece with Dan Leaversa and Shabaka Hutchings making cosmic post jazz. Their records are released by the fantastic Leaf label.

Pete Bennie works with numerous outfits including London based prog jazzers Morviscous and more recently Myo Band.


FEB 21 2017

NETIL HOUSE

Chris Vatalaro - Drums, Triggers and Electronics // Liam Byrne - Viola Da Gamba.


An incredible 10 hour recording session in Netil House finds Chris Vatalaro and Liam Byrne taking a whole new approach to the One Day Band. Pausing to arrange, discuss and overdub the two musicians collaborated in every sense. Vatalaro augments his drum kit with electronic triggers to produce electro, synth accompaniment for his sure footed and inventive drumming style. Byrne's Viola da Gamba is heard acoustically bowed and plucked as well as duplicated through a series of computer effects. Both Vatalaro and Byrne find balance between the traditional sounds of their instrument alongside digitally expanding the pallet into a sensibility very of its time.

Chris Vatalaro is a composer and multi instrumentalist known mainly for his drumming and expansive approach to playing drums. He is one half of Amoral Avatar, his band with guitarist Leo Abrahams who released their debut with Treslte in 2016. Chris has worked broadly with bands ranging from Public Enemy to Brian Eno.

Liam Byrne spends most of his time playing either very old or very new music on the viol. An obsession with the instrument’s most obscure 16th and 17th century repertoire is a recurring theme in his work, whether in devising baroque performance installations for the Victoria & Albert museum, or in collaboration with the Appalachian fiddler Cleek Schrey, or creating new electronic works with Icelandic composer Valgeir Sigurðsson.


DECEMBER 18 2016

NETIL HOUSE

Terry Edwards - Saxophones // Duke Garwood - Electric Guitar // Rose Moore - Bassoon, Piano, Synth, Bells, Music Boxes // Oli Betts - Drums


A session offering a broad pallet of sound and instrumentation. Dukes shifting textural guitar forms a shifting background for riffing horn, arpeggiating synth and subtle piano. The tracks range from gentle contemplations to an abrasively kinetic alt-blues. Rose Moore brings a range of approaches to the session alternating between tuned hand bells, bassoon, music boxes and keys, with Terry’s pronounced playing ranging from abrasive bursts to melodic patterns.

Terry Edwards was a founding member of The Higsons. He has subsequently performed and released records both as a solo artist (with and without his band, The Scapegoats), and as a session musician or collaborator with artists such as Madness , Mark Bedford, Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Spiritualized, Siouxsie, The Creatures, Nick Cave, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Lydia Lunch, Faust, Tom Waits, Jack, The Blockheads, Hot Chip. . . . . . . . Duke Garwood has released five studio albums: Holy Week, Emerald Palace, The Sand That Falls, Dreamboatsafari and Heavy Love. He also played guitar on The Orb's single "Perpetual Dawn," appeared on the first two albums (Fur and Derdang Derdang) of the English rock band Archie Bronson Outfit on clarinet and rhaita (a Moroccan reed instrument), and most recently played guitar on Mark Lanegan's album Blues Funeraland clarinet on Savages' album Silence Yourself, among many other guest appearances.

Oli Betts is predominantly a drummer who also works as a recording studio engineer and lecturer in music. He is a member of the band The Duke Spirit. Initially a 'word of mouth' band, their touring schedules have helped them to spread their music across the country and eventually into America and the rest of Europe. They have played a number of high-profile support slots for Queens of the Stone Age, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, British Sea Power, R.E.M., Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Supergrass, Eagles Of Death Metal and Jane's Addiction.

Rose Moore is a multi-instrumentalist and Goldsmiths music graduate with a Masters degree in composition. As a music editor, she works closely with composers (Gavin Bryars, Peter Maxwell Davies, John Paul Jones, Joby Talbot, Eric Whitacre), specialising in opera and ballet scores. Whether on bassoon, recorders, keyboards, dulcimer or handbells, Rose is happiest making live music and collaborating (Big Star & Friends' Third, Terry Edwards' Blow the Bloody Doors Off!, Sophia Brous, Lucy Fry), arranging (Sort Sol) and recording (Terry Hall, Tindersticks).Her own creative project, themillionstars, revolves around a core of musicians and artists, with a new studio album due in 2018.


AUGUST 14 2016

NETIL HOUSE

Justin Gartry - bass // Tommy Longworth - Drums // Nic Nell - Synths // Lukas Wooller - Synths


A contemplative session ranging from thoughtful and melodic to driving motoric electro-pop. Synths provide percussive mallets, spacious drones and arpeggiation contrasting beautifully with the dry lulling bass and punctuating motoric style of the live kit.

Lukas Wooler is best known for his role as the keyboard player in popular indie outfit Maximo Park, whose first two records went gold in the UK as well as having their debut LP nominated for the Mercury Prize. In 2016 Lukas teamed up with The Rakes’s matthew Swinnerton to form Karras. An instrumental band taking influence from krautrock, film soundtracks, techno and disco.

Justin Gartry is a multi instrumentalist and he singer songwriter for the London based rock band Bella Figura. He makes music with a variety of other projects and plays bass for the psych rock four piece Dark Moon alongside the One Day Band’s studio engineer Callum Sadler.

Nic Nell Is an electronic musician and producer who works under the name Casually Here. He’s also one half of the electro pop duo Rainer with Rebekah Raa on Vocals.

Tommy Longworth is a drummer and DJ basd in London.


JUNE 18 2016

NETIL HOUSE

Leo Abrahams - Guitar // Leafcutter John - Electronics and Modular Synth // Tim Harries - Bass


A truly deep listening experience, ODB 6 is perhaps the most singular and experimental recording in the series to date. Leafcutter John uses modular synths alongside his light interface to create multiple textures, delayed clicks, chirps and static noise. Leo Abrahams, utilising a selection of pedal fx, alternates between angular and atmospheric. The session very much focuses on the production of sounds and layering.

Leo Matthew Abrahams (born 1977 in Camden, London) is an English musician, composer and producer. He has collaborated with a multitude of professional musicians, including Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in England, he started his musical career by touring as lead guitarist with Imogen Heap. Since 2005 he has released five solo albums, largely in an ambient style involving complex arrangements and a use of guitar-generated textures's.

Leafcutter John is a London based Songwriter, Electronic musician, and Artist. He has released 4 albums which all combine elements of folk song with electronic passages. Aside from performing solo sets which are generally improvised and incorporate unusual sound sources, John is also a member of Seb Rochford’s post jazz band Polar Bear.

Harries studied music at the University of York, graduating in 1981 before going on to study Double Bass with Tom Martin at the Guildhall School of Music. He was a member of Bill Bruford's Earthworks from 1989 to 1993 and Steeleye Span from 1989 to 2001 and has since worked as a session musician for Brian Eno, Film Composers David Holmes and Stephen Warbeck, writer Alan Moore, on the audio CD version of Moore's comic book novel "Angel Passage" (2001), and others.


MAY 21 2016

NETIL HOUSE

Leo Abrahams - Guitar // David Coulter - Saw, Percussion, Various // Seb Rochford - Drums


Ambient echoes, scratchy percussion, crunchy loops, washed out delays, electronic feedback. Cinematic sweeps sit at ease with bare knuckle percussive drive, whilst jaw harp pulses and the saw bends its moan atop guitar, abstracted into ambience. There is a profound sense of ceremony at work even in the more subtle passages of interplay where the improvisers allow space, self-editing in attuned support of one another and the sounds being discovered.

Sebastian "Seb" Rochford is a Scottish drummer and bandleader who spans many musical genres. Rochford leads British band Polar Bear. He was born in Aberdeen and has a large family of two brothers and seven sisters. His father, Gerard Rochford, is an accomplished poet in the north east of Scotland. Rochford has played drums for Polar Bear, Acoustic Ladyland, Basquiat Strings, Oriole, Menlo Park, Ingrid Laubrock Quintet, Bojan Zulfikarpasic's Tetraband, and Sons of Kemet. He worked extensively with Joanna MacGregor and Andy Sheppard and leads the band Fulborn Teversham and has an improvising duo with Leafcutter John. He also has a solo project called Room of Katinas.

David Coulter works throughout the world as a musician, director, curator, consultant and educator. He is a musical and artistic director of large-scale music and theatre events for Sydney Opera House, Artangel, Southbank Centre, The Barbican, The Sage, Gateshead, Melbourne Arts Centre, Melbourne Recital Hall, Les Nuits de Fourviere in Lyon, and La Salle Pleyel in Paris. He composes for dance, theatre, cinema, television and radio.He is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost musical saw players.He was Associate Musical Director and multi-instrumentalist in the opera The Black Rider, working alongside Tom Waits and Robert Wilson.

Leo Matthew Abrahams (born 1977 in Camden, London) is an English musician, composer and producer. He has collaborated with a multitude of professional musicians, including Brian Eno, Imogen Heap, Jarvis Cocker, Jon Hopkins and Paul Simon. After attending the Royal Academy of Music in England, he started his musical career by touring as lead guitarist with Imogen Heap. Since 2005 he has released five solo albums, largely in an ambient style involving complex arrangements and a use of guitar-generated textures's.


MARCH 6 2016

NETIL HOUSE

Tommy Grace - Synths // Duncan Marquiss - Guitar // Matthew Swinnerton - Guitar and Bass // Rob Hervais-Adelman - Drums


Tommy Graces’s multiple synths lead the way with layered sequencers and arpeggiators forming the electro backbone and setting the tempo. Adelman’s drums flow through a range of styles, offering dynamic variation, from percussive metals to thudding low kicks. Duncan Marquiss’s guitar, using delay, pitch-shift and fuzz distortion contributes angular melodic passages and washed out abstractions, whilst Swinnerton’s guitar brings a mix of dotted rhythmical staccato and crunching overdriven strums. The outcome of this collaboration is five tracks of uplifting, highly kinetic and at times epic, music.

Tommy Grace is a member of the indie band Django Django, a British art rock band based in London. The group was formed in 2009 and released a self-titled studio album in 2012, followed up by Born Under Saturn, released on 4 May 2015 and the band's third album Marble Skies is released in early 2018. Tommy is also a practicing fine artist showing regularly in the UK and Europe.

Duncan Marquiss is a musician and fine artist based in Glasgow. He is a member of the Phantom Band who release records on the Glasgow based label Chemikal Underground. Marquiss graduated in 2001 in Printmaking at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and subsequently graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2005. He undertook the LUX Associate Artist Programme, London in 2009 and was the recipient of the Margaret Tait Award in 2015. He is currently working on a solo record which will be released in 2018.

Matthew Swinnerton is a British guitar player and composer who was a member of indie band The Rakes. Part of the early 2000’s wave of indie guitar bands they eventually disbanded in 2009 after a string of successful records. In 2016 matthew joined with Maximo Park’s Lukas Wooller to found Karras.

Rob grew up in South London and studied drum kit and percussion at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He splits his time between freelance and session work, as well as playing in Talk In Colour, More Is More, and running a unique 12-piece ensemble; Stompy's Playground. He has performed at the Royal festival Hall, The Southbank Centre, The Union Chapel, and festivals including Shambala, Wilderness, Boomtown, Bestival, and Hop Farm.


DECEMBER 6 2015

NETIL HOUSE

Milo Fitzpatrick - Guitar and Double Bass // John Thorne - Double Bass and Piano // Adam Coney - Piano.


An excercise in minimalist textures, the session features meditative arrangements with delicate motifs drifting in and out. Milo opts for guitar laying down drones and textures for Adam’s gentle sporadic piano playing. The playing is subtle, extremely thoughtful and has Jon’s unmistakable bass playing winding through the textures created.

Milo Fitzpatrick is a multi instrumentalist and composer best known for being one quarter of Portico Quartet, an instrumental band from London, UK that have always been an impossible band to pin down. Sending out echoes of jazz, electronica, ambient music and minimalism, the group created their own singular, cinematic sound. Their debut album, Knee-Deep in the North Sea, was nominated for the 2008 Mercury Prize and was Time Out’s Jazz, Folk and World album of the year 2007.

Jon Thorne’s career as a bassist and composer has spanned a broad range of the musical spectrum. As double bassist in the acclaimed ground breaking electronica band Lamb, he has virtually pioneered the use of live double bass playing in electronic music. He leads the ensemble Oedipus Mingus, an octet performing original arrangements of the music of Charles Mingus. He wrote, recorded and produced his second album 'Watching the Well' - composed as a showcase for his mentor, legendary British bassist Danny Thompson. It was released on the Naim label in 2010.

Adam Coney is a guitarist and composer who studied musical composition in Newcastle. He is a founding member of Trestle Records and member of the London based post jazz band Morviscous. He is a seasoned solo performer, session musician and music educator.


MAY 10 2016

NETIL HOUSE

James Daoud - Guitar and Laptop // Nick Siddall - Guitar and Synth // Dean Valentine-Smith - Drums and Synth


With each player using two instruments (often at the same time), this session teases rhythms from abstraction into coherent arrangemts. As rich with poppy hooks as it is with spacey improv, session 2 brings together three players playing very deliberately with ideas of genre.

Dean is a composer and songwriter, making up one half of production-composer duo Teenage News. Additionally, he has several solo projects including live drum/keyboard/loop experiment Orchids and a beat production project under the name VLNTN. He has begun teaching drums in his spare time as well, catering to all age groups whether they are novices, advanced or professional players. He has performed at many major music festivals worldwide including Reading & Leeds Festival, Haldern Pop, Rolling Stone Weekender and SXSW.

Nicholas Siddall is a multi instrumentalist active in a number of bands and projects. He is co composer of cinematic pop band Talk In Colour, as well as post jazz band Morviscous and the electronic duo EQLS with Milo Fitzpatrick. Nick is a co founder of Trestle Records.

James Daoud is a producer and guitar player who augments his guitar through computer midi fx and a self confessed Ableton addict. He is active in a number of bands including the electronic dance outfit Myo.


NOVEMBER 22 2014

NETIL HOUSE

Pete Bennie - Double Bass & Electric Bass // Beanie Bhebhe - Drums // Danny Keane - Cello // Keir Vine - Piano & Electronics.


The session that started them all, Danny Keane is on cello with added guitar effects along with Keir Vine multi tasking on synth, piano and MPC. Beanie Bhebhe frenetic on drums is accompanied by Pete Bennie on bass.

Since graduating in 2001 with a 1st Class Honors Degree and the Silver Medal for String Studies from Trinity College of Music London, Danny Keane is in much demand as a cellist, pianist/keyboardist, composer and arranger working throughout the musical spectrum. As a classical cellist he has given countless chamber music and orchestral concerts as well as appearing as soloist performing the Elgar Cello Concerto and Tchaikowsky’s Rococo Variations. When not touring, Danny regularly gigs on the London Jazz scene and is continually involved with new and original projects as producer, collaborator, and musician.

Beanie Bhebhe is a much in demand drummer and multi instrumentalist. Currently playing drums in the hugely popular Rudimental and guitar for Anne Marie Beanies profile has been on the ascent. Beanie is an incredibly versatile drummer dealing with equal skill in playing free improvisation, math rock, dance and experimental and is renowned for startlingly high-energy performances.

Keir Vine is a multi instrumentalist, composer and co runs the recording studio 9 Sound. He has written for stage and collaborated with visual artists on installation works. Since 2010 Keir has toured and recorded with the Mercury nominated group Portico Quartet. In 2018 Keir will be releasing a solo project on Trestle Records.

Pete Bennie graduated from the popular music degree at Goldsmiths in London. He works with numerous outfits including London based prog jazzers Morviscous and more recently Myo Band.

©Trestle Records 2016