gigs

Twelves @ The Spotted Dog, Digbeth, Birmingham
12/9/17

Revival Room @ Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield
13/9/17

Duo with Stephen Grew @ The Gregson, Lancaster
14/9/17

Linea 4 @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Digbeth, Birmingham
26/9/17

Twelves @ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London
3/10/17

HTrio @ No Bounds Festival, Sheffield
14/10/17

HTrio @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster
15/10/17



Recent gigs:

Crime Scene by David McLean and Phil Carney @ Islington Mill, Salford, 14/01/17

Culminating performance of the two week-long Samarbeta residency at Islington Mill, featuring lots of great musicians including Otto Willberg, Ecka Mordecai, Karl D'Silva and many others


Duo w/Otto Willberg @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester, 08/02/17

First public outing for a duo that's been simmering away behind closed doors for some time!

HTrio @ Islington Mill, Manchester, 09/02/17

Another outing for the trio with Otto Willberg and Andrew Cheetham, supporting John Dikeman / Colin Webster / Dirk Serries / Andrew Lisle 

Madwort Sax Quartet @ Splinter Jazz, Newcastle, 12/02/17

Looking forward to depping with this really interesting quartet, I will be reading my ass off alongside Tom Ward (who writes all the compositions), Cath Roberts and Chris Williams! 

w/Bruce Coates (saxes) / Ian Simpson / John Jasnoch (guitars) @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, 21/02/17

another outing for the surprisingly workable 2 saxes 2 guitar format 
Marley Chingus @ The Caledonia, Liverpool
05/08/16
Jazz standards with Johnny Hunter and co! 

House band set @ Matt n Phreds' Jazz Jam, Manchester 

08/08/16
Jazz standards with Johnny Hunter and co followed by jam session!


Celebration of Javier Carmona (don't worry he's still alive) @ Vortex Jazz Bar, London 

09/08/16

Trio w/Stephen Grew (piano) & Otto Willberg (double bass) @ The Gregson Centre, Lancaster

17/07/16
First public outing with new trio, also on bill singer-songwriter Stuart Anthony

Twelves CD Launch Gig (double bill with Michaelson Morley) @ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London

18/07/16
Double launch gig for two bands on the Babel Label, I'll be playing with Twelves to celebrate the release of our third CD 'Strange Folk', details here


HTrio (w/Andrew Cheetham & Otto Willberg) @ Manchester Jazz Festival (Northern Line Showcase)

25/07/16
First HTrio gig under the Northern Line scheme, more info about the whole event here
Stephen Grew / Alexander Cutteridge / Mark Hanslip @ Gregson Centre, Lancaster
16/01/15
33 Moorgate, Lancaster, Lancs LA1 3PY
First trio gig with SG (piano) and AC (laptop/electronics) in beautiful setting of Lancaster's Gregson Centre


Trio 876 + Hanslip/Morton/Marks @ Blank Canvas at Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool

21/01/15
School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BX
 Fantastic trio of Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg (voice), Matthias Boss (violin) and Marcello Magliocchi (percussion) plus trio of myself, Phil Morton (guitar/effects/objects), Phil Marks (drums/percussion). Hear the trio here. VERY excited about this one. Please note change of venue from the usual! All the info here


Centrifuge @ Kro Bar, Manchester

9/2/15
325 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PG
Ad-hoc quartets and quintets picked from a pool of 12-ish of the north's finest


Duo w/John Jasnoch @ The Red Deer, Sheffield

23/2/15
16 Pitt St, Sheffield S1 4DD
3rd gig for duo with multi-guitarist John on electric this time. Also a duo of Derek Saw and Charlie Collins and a likely quartet set! 


Centrifuge @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

17/3/15
Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham
Ad-hoc quartets and quintets picked from a pool of 12-ish of the north and midlands' finest

Ed Gauden / Steve Tromans / Mark Hanslip @ Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

28/4/15
Lamp Tavern, Barford St, Birmingham
First outing - my first time playing with young drummer Ed, and the first in about 10 years  (!) with pianist--composer Steve.  Also on the bill Mwamba/Joswiak/Diaz/Ratcliffe 


Recording w/John Jasnoch, Sheffield, 28/05/15


Centrifuge: Developing an Aesthetic workshop, MMU Crewe Campus, 06/06/15

Creative Arts Building, MMU Crewe, Cheshire
Second session of playing, discussion and presentations, participants include Adam Fairhall (piano), Walt Shaw (percussion), Shaun Blezard (laptop), Alexander Cutteridge (laptop), Robin Hartwell (piano/objects), Bruce Coates (saxophones) and others 


Recording w/Ed Gauden (drums), Colin Somervell (bass), Noura Sanatian (violin), Kidderminster, 07/06/15



Hanslip / Wilberg / Cheetham tourette 

Fizzle @ The Lamp Tavern, Birmingham, 07/07/15
Blank Canvas @ The Ship and Mitre, Liverpool, 08/07/15 (also on bill - Shepherds of Cats) 
Freedom Principle @ Kro Bar (also on bill - Nick Malcom Quartet), 13/07/15
A nice way to kick off this new trio, a mini-run of gigs with messrs Cheetham (drums) and Wilberg (double bass) 

Johnny Hunter Quartet, Manchester, 20/07/15

First gig for a new, improv-y incarnation of Johnny's quartet, with Seth Bennett (bass) and Graeme South (trumpet). Venue TBC 



Trio w/Ed Gauden (drums) & Stuart Barker (bass), Bridgnorth 06/09/15

24 N Gate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire WV16 4ET
Jazz tunes I think! Been a while 

Malchamech @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool 20/09/15
133 Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2 2JH

Promoting/organising this one, Malchamech are saxist/flautist Phil Hargreaves' metal / improv trio with Richard Harrison (drums) and Richard Harding (Chapman stick)


Trio w/Ed Gauden (drums) and Trevor Lines (bass) @ Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury 10/10/15

Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury SY3 8FT
More jazz tunes I think! Will have been less of a while by then 

THF Drenching (duo with TBC) + Huddersfield Trio (me, Phil Morton and Phillip Marks) @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

01/11/15
133 Dale Street, Liverpool, Merseyside L2

Next Blank Canvas night features the dictaphone and dog toys of THF Drenching - see thfdrenching.bandcamp.com for a flavour - plus the return of the Huddersfield Trio after our first public outing at the January Blank Canvas night at the Bluecoat Arts Centre!


w/Ed Gauden (drums) & Stuart Barker (bass) @ The Bear Inn, Bridgnorth, Shropshire 

08/11/15
24 North Gate, Bridgnorth WV16 4ET
Jazz standards!


Centrifuge @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

11/11/15
157 Barford Street, B5 6AH
One-off improvised groupings from a pool of players including Bruce Coates, Walt Shaw, Phil Hargreaves and many more 


Centrifuge: Developing an Aesthetic @ MMU Crewe, Cheshire 

22/11/15
3rd instalment of workshop series exploring aesthetics and decision-making in improvised music, featuring Bruce Coates, Seth Bennett, Adam Fairhall, Walt Shaw and others 

Fluid Structures @ TiLT Manifold Dance Platform at the Kazimier, Liverpool

2/12/15
Live performance of Michelle Richards' dance piece, I'll be playing in a duo with Phil Morton. Curated by http://tiltdance.co.uk






Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, 18/09/16

more info here

The Revival Room (trio w/Adam Fairhall & Johnny Hunter) @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester 

18/09/16
First outing for hammond organ / tenor / drums trio!

w/David McLean (guitar) & Pascal Nichols (drums/percussion) (supporting Sloth Racket) @ Fat Out's Burrow, Islington Mill, Salford

05/10/16

HTrio @ The Wonder Inn, Manchester 

17/10/16

HTrio @ Out Front!, Derby (double bill w/Inclusion Principle)  

24/10/16

HTrio @ Fizzle at the Lamp Tavern, Birmingham

25/10/16

Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston, London

31/10/16

HTrio @ On The Outside at the Bridge Hotel, Newcastle 

04/12/16


Linea 4 @ Islington Mill, Salford
25/4/17
Quartet with Bruce Coates (saxes), Ian Simpson and John Jasnoch (guitars), which now has a NAME and everything. Supporting Alan Wilkinson and Andrew Cheetham duo 

Revival Room @ Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester 

3/5/17
A second outing for the trio with Adam Fairhall on organ and Johnny Hunter on drums, we'll be playing a mix of tunes weird and less weird 

Johnny Hunter Quartet @ Jazz Cafe, Newcastle 
17/5/17

w Graham South (trumpet), Seth Bennett (double bass) 

Revival Room @ The Wonder Inn, Shudehill, Manchester
3/7/17
Old- and new-fashioned organ trio with Adam Fairhall and Johnny Hunter! Facebook event page here


HTrio @ Blank Canvas at the Ship & Mitre, Liverpool

19/7/17
Re-launch of the Blank Canvas series in Liverpool, I will be playing trio with Otto Willberg and Andrew Cheetham opposite Ensemble 50:50 Octet. Supported by Jazz North; event page here.  


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