Preview: Peter Ibbetson's The Twelveheads at the Amersham Arms



Preview: The Twelveheads (new band from Peter Ibbetson) with Live Recording by Alex Bonney
(Amersham Arms, New Cross, SE14. 5th March 2013 at 8:30pm. Preview by Peter Ibbetson)


Since September 2011, I have been proudly part of the SE Collective, presenting music every week at the Amersham Arms in New Cross, London SE14.

We have been lucky enough to have the likes of Shabaka Hutchings' Sons of Kemet, The Jeff Williams Quintet and Gareth Lockrane's Grooveyard. The night has also been a brilliant platform for newer bands from Collective members.

On Tuesday 5h March, I will be presenting my new band there, The Twelveheads is named after a small hamlet in Cornwall, which I used to drive through every day whilst I was studying, and features saxophonists Tom Challenger and Alam Nathoo, bassist Tom Farmer and myself.

Our music is very much influenced by the bands of Jim Black, Tim Berne and John Zorn. Compositionally, I also take influence from the sonic approach of bands such as Mogwai, Tortoise and Radiohead.

I first came across Tom Challenger hearing him in the band OUTHOUSE with guitarist Hilmar Jensson. He brings a brilliant sense of freedom to my music and is able to get to the core and seemingly rip it apart and put it back together in an instant.

Tom Farmer is one of Europe’s most in demand bass players. I was familiar with his playing in the bands Empirical and Dice Factory (both of which have appeared at the Amersham Arms) and more recently his playing with Jeff Williams in George Crowleys new Quartet. Again, his ability and intuition constantly brings new ideas and concepts to my music.'

Alam Nathoo and I have been playing together for almost 4 years, have released an album with Map Trio and are currently planning another record with Tom Hewson and Identity Parade. The trust that I have playing with Alam is rare; he has played a big part in my development as a composer and his approach to my music is constantly inspiring.

I have entrusted the recording duties with Alex Bonney. He has recorded a lot of my favourite London based bands. Check out this site, there are gigs with Tom Rainey, Jeff Williams and the bands of Dave Smith and Rory Simmons. All available to stream. For Free.

I put this group together after experimenting with various line ups and compositions and I now feel that this is a true representation of how I hear my compositions.

The Twelveheads will be playing at the Amersham Arms with Partikel on the 5th of March
Tickets: £5
Starts: 8:30 pm

For more information and live previews go HERE

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