‘He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s – great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises.’ JOHN FORDHAM (GUARDIAN)
ELLIOT GALVIN piano, kalimba, melodicas, accordion, cassette player and stylophone
TOM McCREDIE double bass
CORRIE DICK drums, percussion and glockenspiel
“Jazz Music for the Radiohead fan” ROCHESTER CITY NEWSPAPER
Led by composer/pianist Elliot Galvin, The Influencing Machine is a sonic reaction to the human mind, technology and the post-truth age featuring bassist Tom McCredie and drummer Corrie Dick. Analogue synthesis and electric sounds orbit the acoustic world of piano, bass and drums as the ensemble present some exhilarating new music. One of the rising stars of UK jazz, Elliot is a key member of Dinosaur, led by Laura Jurd. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, his maverick imagination and magpie-like ability to blend a disparate world of influences has seen him compared to Django Bates.