Twospeak’s sound is a volatile amalgamation of rhythmic intricacy and powerful melody. Their latest release ‘Twoism’, supported by Arts Council England, delivers ‘upbeat tunes and infectious energy’ (LondonJazzNews) with influences from electronic, world and jazz music.
Ronan Perrett- Saxophone, Moog Grandmother
Ben Lee- Guitar
Joseph Costi- Rhodes, Whirly, Moog Little Phatty, Korg R3, Mellotron
Ben Brown- Drums, Congas, Cowbell, Shaker
Adam Teixeira- Bata on 'Egloskerry'
Ben 'Dr Krakeb' Rodney- Krakebs on 'Lobster'
Written and produced by Ronan Perrett
Engineered and Mixed by Alex Killpartrick
Mastered and cut by the Carvery
'Intricate rhythms, strong melodies and intricate arrangements abound.. fresh & contemporary jazz absorbing influences from home & abroad – folk, electronic, funk, rock and beyond' - Music is my Sanctuary
'The band pull out all the stops to deliver a deliciously upbeat, energetic and utterly dazzling affair' - Twistedsoul
Really tight, funky electric band.. it’s really interesting how they’ve mixed in the electronics’ - Brighton Jazz Safari
Composer and saxophonist Ronan Perrett ‘blows life and colour through the instrument’ (LondonJazz News). Born and raised in Cornwall, he has a busy life as a performer, composer and teacher. ‘Twospeak is a fusion of so many musical influences- the folk and electronic music I was exposed to growing up, the jazz and classical music I studied at college, and the cuban, brazillian and moroccan music I’ve discovered since arriving in London’
Drummer Ben Brown provides the rhythmic backbone of the group- ‘I really like the rhythmic interplay in Twospeak’s music. The interesting meeting of contemporary classical and African based composing techniques is rarely approached in a jazz format, and in this case it has really exciting results’
Guitarist Ben Lee confides ‘I love the line up, it’s a fun sonic environment in which the electric guitar fits nicely. The tunes are groovy and often have a story associated with them’
Pianist Joseph Costi says ‘Playing in Twospeak is like the nightmare you have when you go to work with no clothes on and everyone laughs at you, but in this case everyone else has the same problem and you all dance and have a great time!’