Bedmakers combines lyrical flights of traditional Irish folk music, illuminated blues and the richness of free improvisation. The European tour of the Franco-British quartet in May 2019 takes their Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band to Estonia and Finland from May 24th to 27th.

Bedmakers storms the meanders of Anglo-Saxon folk music. The four unclassifiable improvisers dig, scratch and rumble this fertile sonic ground, nourished by multiple decades of oral tradition in order to excavate its melodic essence. These tunes that one hums without realising, that feel familiar without being able to point their source, find themselves out of their original context, superposed or extended, declaimed or only suggested, sometimes buried under a storm of concrete-noise music or distilled in a minimalist blow.

Put together in 2016 by Anglophile saxophonist Robin Fincker( Vincent Courtois, Loop Collective, Whahay), Bedmakers reunites four musicians from polymorphic and singular musical universes with French drummer Fabien Duscombs, violinist with electroacoustic drifts Mathieu Werchowsky and Irish bassist Dave Kane. The group has performed over 70 concerts all over Europe, expanding their repertoire in an inexhaustible reservoir: a mix of collected and original compositions. The quartet seeks to evoke the feeling of letting go, the trance, the collective jubilation on a dance floor by a greatly dynamic musical experience. A backwash of noise gestures, ceaseless loops of the bow, heady melodies of the saxophone and the quartet’s new rhythm section’s polymorphic sound converge towards a common goal of invisible dance and molecular shock.

Their European tour in May 2019 takes them from Moscow to Edinburgh, through Estonia, Finland, France and England. Vapaat äänet puts together four concerts from May 24th to 27th:
24/05 Narva, Vabalava
25/05 Tallinn, Philly Joe’s
26/05 Pori, Validi Karkia -klubi
27/05 Turku, Turun seudun musiikkiopisto

Bedmakers (FR-UK)
Tribute to an Imaginary Folk Band
Robin Fincker tenor sax, clarinet
Mathieu Werchowski violin
Dave Kane double bass
Fabien Duscombs drums

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Tout booking and tour managing (Estonia-Finland): Vapaat Äänet.
Tour support: AJC, CNV, Occitanie Region, City of Toulouse, Spedidam, French Institute of Estonia.