The 8 legged Antelope play alt-jazz pop. Their music defies generic classification; having learnt a vocabulary from the music they love, Antelope now speak a language of their own.
Antelope’s balance of ear-worm hooks with forward thinking harmony and rhythm, all within a catchy pop form, has taken them to many key UK venues. Formed in Birmingham in 2013, Antelope features some of the city’s top up and coming musicians, led by composer Dorian Childs-Prophet.
“Antelope are everything that’s right with [Birmingham’s] current slew of tasty crossover artists.” - Lyle Bignon [The 405]
“With hypnotizing vocals, smooth horn melodies, jazzy rhythms, and grooves you can’t shake loose, Antelope are a band quite unlike any other in our city today.” - Jessica Goodman [Counteract Magazine]
Zoe Pascal, Noah Stoneman and Laurence Wilkins met through the young jazz scene in London, and came together in 2016 to create original music, applying their jazz improvisation background to a MIDI based electronic set up.
Their fresh blend of virtuoso jazz and electronic dance music has wowed audiences at Love Supreme Festival, London Jazz Festival (JazzNewBlood), Sofar London, Cambridge Jazz Festival, The Verdict in Brighton, Lancaster Jazz Festival, the Music for Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall and Jazz re:freshed. More recently, they have had airplay on BBC 3 Jazz Now.
" a hip, cooking, super-talented trio of players who aren’t even old enough to vote yet!" - Jazzwise Magazine
“They next generation are coming through STRONG! @zeneltrio proved that last night with a storming show @jazzrefreshed!" - Jazz Re:freshed
"memorable tunes that are a cloak for complex, challenging and thrilling improvisations." - Cambridge Jazz Fest 2017, LondonJazzNews
"stunning sold-out show... jaw-dropping brilliant cutting-edge music that would have satisfied all ages" -New Generation Jazz Review, at The Verdict-Brighton