Chris Bowden’s Unlikely Being

Sunday 21 July 2019
7:30 pm


£13/£10/£6 – Buy tickets online

Chris Mapp on bass
Working with k-creative on Talking Loud records in his 20’s, Chris went on to play, compose and arrange with the likes of Jessica Lauren, Jhelisa, 4 hero, Palmskin Productions, The Herberliser, US3, Basement Jaxx, Jules Buckley and The Heritage Orchestra. He released his own material including the albums Time Capsule on Soul Jazz Records (Gilles Peterson asked “Best British jazz album ever?”) and Slightly Askew on Ninja Tune (nominated for a BBC jazz award). He has played all over the world and has supported Esbjorn Svennson with his group The Tomorrow Band.
Chris Bowden on Soundcloud – here’s his tune ‘Beautiful Nasty
 Chris Bowden Unlikely Being Cover
Chris has been making music at the highest level for a LONG time!
His album Time Capsule, was originally released in 1992. When it was re-released in 2018, Gilles Peterson said, “This is the album that connected it all.”
Here are some quotes from original reviews:
“Lush strings and woodwind with a powerful combination of dub beats and classical orchestration. True future music.” The Face
“A divine soundtrack that Miles Davis would rise from his grave for. Heaven-sent laid back lusciousness.” Muzik
“Reminiscent of Miles Davis, Stravinsky and Star trek. Drop dead gorgeous.” True
“A beautiful and mysterious record.” Mixmag
“Out on the left field, past the edge of the solar system, music exploring new territory, forging new alliances with outer space and the future.” DJ
“A vibrant filmic quality. Bowden is out on his own. Essential.” Straight No Chaser
“True futurism: Satie, Webern and attitude creating a serious listening experience.” Echoes
“An ambitious and adventurous excursion. A deep, complex and ever-changing piece that makes the competition look half-baked.” Observer
“Sounding like a Michael Nyman tune that took a wrong turn and bumped into a Miles Davis record.” (Album of the week) The Guardian
“Supreme” NME
“Astro-jazz, luxurious strings and psycho-acoustic electronica. A journey to the centre of the head” ID