Five Stars. A dreamy new Jazz-folk sound. - Rachel Michaella Finn, Pheonix magazine
Flekd are a unique combination of some of the ﬁnest young jazz and folk musicians in London. They write and play beautiful music inspired by world folk from a contemporary jazz perspective. Balancing intricacy with driving grooves, their sound is unique and fresh. With engaging contemporary folk and jazz compositions built from weaving melodies and rich textures brushed with Indian and African rhythms, they create uplifting and stirring music.
Following journeys under a few different guises as a folk-jazz band over the past few years, Flekd have arrived at a unique sound. Since the core members transferred from music college in Wales to London for further jazz studies and professional work, there was a deep ongoing desire to play and write together, and to continue to develop the band. Through the work of each musician contributing compositions relating to their own background, as well as the combined exploration of many textural elements suggested from raw traditional and contemporary melodies, the band have formed a sound that is flexible and full, and harbours scope for exploration. The 5 musicians also improvise and bounce off each other with enthusiasm and huge enjoyment, creating evocative music that stays within the scope of the traditional with a view out towards the unfamiliar.
Flekd recently launched their debut EP, have played at London’s Royal Festival Hall and The Forge amongst other venues, and look forward to festivals and tours in 2015.
Flute & Accordion
Drums & Percussion
Flekd are amongst the forerunners in creating a new multi influenced world music, drawing influences from many different parts of the globe. It is refreshing to see such a hybrid approach presented in such an entertaining way.
Pete Lockett, Percussionist
Flekd’s sound is a heady and evocative blend of jazz, folk and classical influences. These talented and accomplished musicians have managed to create a fresh, contemporary style which is deliciously engaging and a joy to listen to.
Pam Chowhan, Southbank Centre