Celloman : “Panacea”
Album Release UK Tour
Celloman has been active for over 20 years under various guises including an electric band, acoustic string trio, and solo cello.
Having released 7 albums and performed extensively across the UK & abroad, including major festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar) and Exit Festival in Serbia, Celloman are back with a UK tour to promote the release of ‘Panacea’, the first full band studio album since the 2009 release of Sharptown.
The 5-piece band has a big reputation and sound consisting of electric cello, electricviolin, drums, bass, percussion and sampled beats. A sound that is a unique fusion of world music, jazz and classical mixed with African and Middle-Eastern rhythms. In addition, Panacea adds a Classical Baroque flavour into the mix.
Alongside his work with Celloman, cellist Ivan Hussey has had a distinguished career as a session cellist, performing and recording with the likes of: Mick Jagger, Soul II Soul, Incognito, Jay Z, The Lighthouse Family, Snow Patrol, Annie Lennox, Duran Duran, Gabrielle, Natacha Atlas, Smoke City, Shaun Escoffrey, Third World, Lee ‘Scratch’Perry and many more.
“A Beautifully-constructed meeting of sweeping classical strokes, ethnic percussion, artful samples and an ear for grown up ‘pop’ music”
“The band were tight, and the playing superb. To die for!” Festivals UK
“Their combined rhythmic impetus was strong enough for any dance audience. Very impressive” The Evening Standard
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