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St Andrews Fusion

St Andrews Fusion is the Music Centre's new audition-only band for musicians with a high level of playing (approx Associated Board or Rockschool Grade 8), excellent improvisatory ability and knowledge of music theory, playing in a wide range of styles (jazz/rock/funk/soul). 

The 2016/2017 lineup featured Glen Falconer, Alasdair Wilde and Harry Clough (saxophones), Matúš Tejišcák (bass), Will Innes (drums), Jakub Gutkowski (piano) and Henry Luzzatto and Jonathan Kemp (guitars).

The band has performed at the Byre Theatre as part of Fife Jazz Festival, for the FFALL festival, the GYO Festival, the StAnza Poetry Festival, at the Univerisity's Byre Theatre launch event and Amplified concert in New Music Week, for Friends First in Holy Trinity Church Hall and in the Younger Hall for the concert St Andrews Fusion and Friends in addition to playing at Kinkell Byre for the Kate Kennedy Club May Ball and at the Old Course Hotel for the Andrew Melville Hall Christmas Ball and for a wedding.

To enquire about having St Andrews Fusion provide music at your event please email standrewsfusion@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Here's a video released on YouTube featuring the 2016/2017 lineup playing our original composition Year of Light:

Musicians on any instrument (acoustic, electric or software) are chosen on the basis of quality rather than quantity. The band practices once a week and works on instrumental material as well as acting as a backing band for individual singers or groups of singers, making recordings and performing live as required. If you are a musician interested in arranging an audition or a singer or group interested in working with the band please contact the band leader Dr. Jonathan Kemp. Instrumentalist auditions will involve candidates performing a piece of their choice in addition to an improvisation test based on two chord charts. Candidates will be given the chord charts in the audition and will be given 10 minutes to prepare before performing based on the chart (along to a recorded backing track or another live performer if required).

Members are required to join the Music Centre.

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