We are delighted to present prodigious young violinist Theo May with his ‘Odd Unit’ Quintet
The music of Theo May’s brand new ‘Odd Unit Quintet’ is a highly personal and original response to the music that has inspired and captivated him throughout his life. High octane and fiercely frenetic folk-like dances contrast with dark and mysterious soundscapes and painfully melancholic and lyrical pieces.
Difficult to pigeon-hole into a genre, but immediately recognisable and striking in its originality and energy, the music of Odd Unit draws upon Theo’s love of Folk, Jazz and modern Classical influences to weave a vibrant and rich musical tapestry that is unique, fresh and exciting whilst at the same time being
immediately listenable, groovy and captivating.
Brought to life by a fantastic line-up of young players from the London Jazz scene as well as Theo’s highly individual violin playing, this music is sure
to excite and thrill listeners of all musical tastes.
Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door
Theo May – Violins, Composition & Bandleader
Gustavo Clayton Maurucci – Clarinets
Lukasz Niemancewicz – Piano
Ali Watson – Bass
Alex Temple-Heald – Drums
May begins the gig with a group of his sprightly peers from the Royal College of Music on piano, cello, drums, soprano saxophone, violins, bass and flute. What starts as a youthful, stomping barnyard dance is gradually transformed into a piece of frenzied, racing music. – Morning Star review of Theo May Quintet at Cafe Oto