A newly founded band by 22a label boss Tenderlonious, the 22archestra is a rhythm driven ensemble that takes heavy influence from both the 70s Jazz Funk explosion and 90s Hip Hop movement – think Herbie Hancock meets Slum Village! Made up of a collective of musicians, all of whom have featured on the 22a label, the 22archestra has already recorded its debut album, set for release at the end of the year. A limited 7” single, which showcased two tracks from the forthcoming album, was released on 22a in April and 200 copies sold out in one day via the internationally acclaimed Sounds Of The Universe record shop.
With a number of shows on the horizon be sure you catch them in London before they go global.
Tenderlonious: Flute, Sax, Synth
Hamish Balfour: Keys
Fergus Ireland: Bass
Laurie Lowe: Drums
Mo Kolours: Percussion
Reginald Omas Mamode IV: Percussion
Jeen Bassa: Percussion
Al Dobson Jr: Percussion