Ambient Punk Jazz

Triosh play a mixture of original material, Coltrane and Monk, old Welsh tunes, but mostly original improvised material. Probably best described as ambient punk jazz, all of the material is a basis for improvising — we take it apart and embark on a unique journey, different every time.

Steve Howlett - guitar

Steve Howlett playing acoustic guitar

Steve Howlett plays guitar and is probably best known as an award winning sculptor and wood turner. He played with many jazz & rock groups in west Wales, including with Damo Suzuki (former singer with Can) and Nik Turner (ex Hawkwind). In 2005 he formed a duo with world renowned improvising genius and jazz vocalist Maggie Nicols and again with Maggie Nicols formed the quartet Dynamite Dream. In 2007 he formed Triosh which lasted to 2011. He was also part of the acoustic rock quartet Kubris 2019 - 2022 and currently plays with the jazz quartet, Frantasmagoria.

Inventive wood shaper and music maker

Niall Ross - saxes

Niall Ross playing tenor sax and looking cool

Niall Ross plays tenor and soprano sax. For several years Niall was a member of the Grand Union Orchestra in London playing alongside such jazz luminaries as Chris Biscoe,Tony Kofi and Claude Deppa. With Louise Elliot he was featured in a Radio 3 performance from Sadlers Wells. Played regularly with pianist Steve Beresford in various bands which included Dave Alexander, Lol Coxhill and the great ska trombonist Rico Rodriguez. Niall has also been involved in many other styles of music including free improvisation, ska, world, samba, Irish traditional, jazz, soul, disco & rock.

Barry "Bazzmatron" Edwards - drums, flute, voice and more

Baz looking serene

On drums, percussion, flute, analogue synths, and more is musician and film maker Barry "Bazmatron" Edwards, who gained an Honours degree in music at Birmingham Conservatoire and works mainly in the fields of jazz and improvised music. He's playing on the UK scene with artists such as Neil Metcalfe, Tony Marsh, Ollie Brice and Tony Bianco. 
With Paul Dunmall he's performed in London and Birmingham and recorded two CD's on FMR, 'Boundless' and 'Mind Out' alongside Philip Gibbs and Mark Sanders. 
Also with Mark Sanders he performed in Gdansk, Poland in the project 'Lunae Descritio' with Mikolaj Trzaska and he has his own trio with bass player Colin Somervell releasing the CD 'Nang Naak'.
 He has also has experience living and working in Spain, touring with 'Animales Domesticos' and notably meeting and performing with Jim Black.


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Two new dates now in the diary!

Some quotes from the audience at the Bank Vault, Aberystwyth

"A great evening of amazingly well improvised music! Not for lazy listening but guaranteed to energise... Can’t wait for the next outing of this great trio full of originality!"

"Why doesn’t everywhere have music like this every Saturday night?"

"It’s just so REAL!"

"it’s left me a bit reeling I shall have to go away and think about it and come up with how it makes me feel"

"It’s like a story, it’s like a world story"

"It conjured so many pictures in my head"

"Why can't we hear music like this on Spotify?"

"I didn’t like it at first but when you discard your preconceived idea of what music is or should be, it was amazing!"

"You should be making film soundtracks"

The first of, hopefully, many gigs is now in the book!

Not long until we hit the streets!

Great fun to be playing with Niall and Baz, such creative and talented musicians.

We've spent the summer months rehearsing!

Future gigs

Saturday, October 26th at the Bank Vault, Aberystwyth 7:30 pm

Friday, July 26th at the Bank Vault, Aberystwyth 7:30 pm

Saturday, March 9th at the Bank Vault, Aberystwyth 7:30 pm

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