Saturday 18 February 2023
Formed in 2012, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a collaborative band performing original music with influences from the classic organ trios of the past and current jazz musicians alike. The music is written as a group with an emphasis on both written material and extended improvisation.
Svarc Hanley Longhawn have released 4 albums to date, all available through Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music.
Tonight, at Jazz Café POSK they will be playing tunes from their all four albums plus some new material.
Each member of the trio is known as a sideman in many bands; Nik Svarc is a member of The Groove Razors; he also is a member of Dave Hassell’s Hydra. He played with Tim Lefebvre (Wayne Krantz/David Bowie/ Tedeschi Trucks Band).
Recently Nik Svarc has performed at the London Bass Guitar Show at London Olympia, working with Scott Devine, Oli Rockberger, and Jack Pollitt, performing on The SBL (Scott’s Bass Lesson’s) Stage. Other performers Included Gary Willis, Rich Brown, Bobby Vega, and Henrik Linder.
Svarc Hanley Longhawn will be touring during Feb - March 2023.
Read a review of their recent album in London Jazz News: https://londonjazznews.com/2022/10/07/svarc-hanley-longhawn-20-21/?amp=1
“Leeds guitarist Nik Svarc, drummer-percussionist Steve Hanley and keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk, discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves” -Jazzwise
“Nik lets LOOSE on this one, reaching stratospheric heights of dazzling improvisation, sealing his reputation as one of the finest guitarists we have in this little part of the galaxy” - Nigel Price (London Jazz News)
“Nik Svarc has the sort of tone that other players can only aspire to, and his fantastic command of his instrument is a real highlight of the album. His playing is very evocative and is never cold or lacking in emotion despite its obvious technical quality” – DPRP
Nik Svarc – guitar/loops
Steve Hanley – drums/percussion
Martin Longhawn – organ/Wurlitzer
Video 1 (Promo 2021): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iJTcpEG0ro&feature=youtu.be