DAVE STAPLETON composer, keyboards
DERI ROBERTS electronics, sound design
ELLIOT BENNETT drums
Since 2013 Slowly Rolling Camera have carved a path for themselves as one of the rising stars of the European Jazz scene. Praised for their intense and powerful live shows as well as receiving critical acclaim from the international press, their heavy grooves, unleashed hooks and extremely emotional contrasts has become a hallmark of their epic sound.
With two albums (Slowly Rolling Camera, 2014 – All Things 2016) and an EP (Into the Shadow, 2015) behind them, in 2017 they evolved as a unit, focussing more instrumentally, led by composer / keyboardist Dave Stapleton, drummer Elliot Bennett and producer / sound design artist Deri Roberts.
Deutschland Radio described the ‘way jazz and trip-hop merge in Slowly Rolling Camera’s music is genius’ whilst the Guardian announced the band as a ‘powerful newcomer with Rising Star written all over it. Superb!’.
With a series of digital single releases throughout 2017 and 2018, they are working towards their 3rd album.
‘Calls to mind the electronic soundscape makers like Cinematic Orchestra. This is heaven sent’. SHROPSHIRE STAR
‘A jazzed-up nu-soul affair which is stuffed with orchestral sweeps, Bristol-style trip-hop and ethereal drum and bass rhythms’. CRACK MAGAZINE
‘The lungful vocals of Dionne Bennett are a big hook, not least the refrain ‘you give me the air I need to breathe,’ … everything here sounds impeccable’. BUZZ MAGAZINE
‘They have a secret weapon in the shy, rangy figure of Dionne Bennett, whose versatility can rise from percussively playful jazzy soul to a belter of near Tina Turner-like proportions’. JAZZWISE