A SWEET NICHE (current)
keir cooper, OLIVER SELLWOOD & tim doyle
A Sweet Niche are a jazz/punk trio & the 2 core writers, Keir and Oliver Sellwood have been playing together 16 years, exploring an aesthetic of intricate rhythms & song-structures within a punchy energetic rock band. The nature of their collaboration is unique; Keir as an award-winning non-academy artist and Oliver is an award-winning PhD composer and academic. Despite their two tangential angles of experience, they have a shared musical vocabulary honed over nearly two decades.
‘seriously impressive in its scope
& virtuosity’ - Cognitive Dissonance
‘the discipline that they display is reminiscent
of avant jazz rock outfits such as Zu & Zs…
Every song is almost bipolar in its construction, yet A Sweet Niche’s vision is transmitted with
sparkling clarity.’ – Echoes & Dust.
The material is a radical proposition. EYE MUSIC II received Best Albums 2012 from Steve Davis (snooker champion / PHOENIX FM), London music promoters Chaos Theory, & Reviewer Oliver Arditi.
They are currently working on a new album of work: EJECT, with Tim Doyle on drums. EJECT will utilise a range of collaborators and instrumentalists performing and writing with the trio.
Wed. Aug 26th
The Harrison: Kings Cross, London
Fri. Oct 9th
with Chris Sharkey's
The Geordie Approach
Seabright Arms, London