9th October: The Button Band

During our venue troubles last year, The Button Band played the only LUME gig at the Hanbury Arms in Islington. The Hanbury is a lovely pub with a great upstairs space, but they’d had some neighbour complaints and moved LUME downstairs as a pre-emptive measure. Cue a slightly strange setup, at one end of the massive main pub room! Despite this though, it was a nice night and a good crown turned up to hear The Button Band and Pocket-Size.

button band group shot

When we heard that a Button Band album had been recorded, we had to invite them back! It will be great to hear them again in the cozy setting of Long White Cloud. The band is led by guitarist Andrew Button who, as well as being a busy London musician, is involved in running three (three!) regular nights: the long-running Jazz At The Salisbury in North London, Jazz At The Bell in Walthamstow, and his most recent venture Jazz At The Union Chapel Bar (part of the Sunday Sessions upstairs at Union Chapel, Islington). He assembled the quartet to play his compositions, which have been described as ‘reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s cross-genre explorations’ (London Jazz News). We’re looking forward to welcoming this group of fantastic musicians back to LUME….and checking out the album!

Andrew Button – guitar, composition

Andrew Woolf – tenor saxophone

Dave Manington – bass

Jon Ormston – drums