NINE BEATS at RJJZ Jazz Bar

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“BEAUTIFUL, HYPNOTIC AND ABOVE ALL - COMPELLING” - Indie Music Mag

An evening with NINE BEATS Collective featuring Belinda Kae, Martin Trotman, Eric Wilson, Tony Bean, Ben Grace and Steve Bassett



Martin Trotman

This smooth, soulful and exceptionally skilled pianist, vocalist, composer, musical director and producer boasts an enviable collaboration list that includes 80’s diva Jackie Graham, Peter Andre, and has supported artists like Nile Rodgers, Soweto Kinch and Snarky Puppy.

As a producer and composer, Martin has penned and recorded scores for film, TV and ads, and created arrangements for emerging artists, managing their portfolios and nurturing fresh new talent. As a performer, Martin ranges from a full-on jazz experience, a soulful solo performance mixing soul, jazz and RnB, to a tight 8-piece band.
His arranging skills and musicianship have illuminated many tracks on the album, and his self-penned composition, ‘Serenity’, fuses soul, gospel and jazz with a glorious arrangement and amazing vocals. His first solo album is set for release in 2018.



Eric Wilson

Eric serves as the Associate Chaplain at Pepperdine University.
He’s a certified Spiritual Director, Executive Coach and religion blogger for the Huffington Post, and an award-winning playwright and theatrical director.
His work has been published and performed around the country including the John F. Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C. Eric’s book, Faith: The First Seven Lessons was released autumn 2016.

As well as providing spoken word interludes, Eric brings a passionate M/C persona to the NINE BEATS album!



Tony Bean

MOBO-award winner Tony Bean is founder of 5a.m. Records, a highly respected studio in Birmingham, U.K. The main writer/producer of the outfit, Tony is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. His first love is guitar, for which he is well recognised, particularly on the gospel circuit where he started out. He developed as a session musician and has worked with artists ranging from gospel group Nu Colors to rap artist Coolio.

Tony’s influences vary from R&B and Jazz, to Reggae and Rock; witnessed by the variety of music he has produced. His guitar work can be heard on many of 5am’s productions – and right across the NINE BEATS COLLECTIVE project. Tony has co-penned several powerful songs on Nine Beats To The Bar, recording in USA, Uganda, and Denmark as well his home turf in Birmingham. As producer, Tony has mustered an eclectic crew of artists across 3 continents to produce a unique collaboration, full of delicious song writing and musicianship. With long-time trusted engineer, Colin Bassett, 5 a.m. have helped to produce a high-quality album that we hope gains the wide hearing the blood, sweat and tears deserve!



Steve Bassett

Creator of NINE BEATS, Steve is a lyricist, presenter, creative director, documentarymaker & storyteller, who’s worked in more than 35 countries, often alongside vulnerable communities.
As a bassist, guitarist, lyricist and presenter, his C.V. includes chart singles, numerous tours, albums, TV & radio appearances. In the charity/development sector he has been involved in, and created, [inter]national events, campaigns & initiatives and been involved in a host of innovative projects and major public events.
A passionate strand of his work is to produce/film/present/script over 150 docos and short films all over the world, most often in developing world contexts exploring issues such as HIV/AIDS, poverty, etc. He’s Creative Director of the Lifewords charity. Steve has co-written 4 tracks on the album and is Executive Producer.



Belinda Kae

Belinda Kae is a Mobo nominated singer songwriter based in Birmingham UK. She loves sharing her music with others through recordings, songwriting and live performances, as well as investing in other people's visions and dreams. Along the years she has collaborated with the likes of The Teen Street Ministry, Giorgio Ammirabilis, The Bowater's, Genevieve Sylva, The Writers House and Tehillah.



Ben Grace

Ben Grace is an Australian singer songwriter based in Brooklyn NY. Persistent and prolific Ben has had more than 50 songs released and has written with many artists in a range of genres from power pop to country. He has a passion for local craft beer, good stories, messy community, and better questions.



Check out the Nine Beats Collective album on Spotify.


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