ENEMY

"Rip-roaring groove, mind-boggling polyrhythmic drumming, snapping physicality and sweeping piano runs from brittle street grooves"
- John Fordham, The Guardian 2015

Kit Downes (piano), Petter Eldh (bass) and James Maddren (drums) are 'ENEMY'. Based in London and Berlin, they play expressive and complex music - light-speed rhythmic patterns and dense harmonic clusters collide in a unique and formidable combination of voices that has been described as both "fiercely intense" and "beautifully intricate".
The members of the band have all received their own critical acclaim (including a Mercury Music Award Nomination and BBC Jazz Award) as well as having toured the world with some of the finest musicians (Django Bates, Marc Copeland, Thomas Strønen, Marius Neset), but here they shine collectively, as like-minded experimentalists and improvisers."

Live dates 2017:

15th Feb - Arthurs, Dublin IE
16th Feb - Billy Brynes, Kilkenny IE
17th Feb - Alibis, Belfast NI
23rd Feb - Vortex, London
24th Feb - Bath University (+workshop)
22nd May - Verdict, Brighton
23rd May - Ronnie Scotts, London (11pm)
24th May - Fresh, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

Previous live dates 2016:

25th June - BBC Jazz Line Up Broadcast (me and James)
26th June - Glasgow Jazz Festival, UK
14th October - The Crypt, Camberwell, UK
15th October - CBSO, UK
16-19 October - *Album Recording*
20th October - Karlsruhe Jazz Club, DE
21st October - Munich, DE
22nd October - AMR, Geneva, CH
23rd October - JazzKeller 69, Berlin, DE
24th October - The Loft, Cologne, DE
25th October - Klagenfurt Jazz Club, AU
26th October - Dekadenz, Brixen, IT
16th November - Vortex, London Jazz Festival