chris mapp - bass player, composer, improviser

photos by Iza Korsak
Gonimoblast is:

Chris Mapp - bass & electronics
Dan Nicholls - keys & electronics
Leafcutter John - electronics
Mark Sanders - drums & percussion
Sam Wooster - trumpet

This project was originally put together in 2013 for the fantastic SOUNDkitchen night in Birmingham. After a great response to the gig (from band and audience alike) it was deemed that more had to be done.

Throughout 2015/16 Gonimoblast will be recording and releasing plenty of new material (around 5 new albums) as well as squeezing in a few performances. We'll be doing all this with some very super special guests along the way.

Our first release will be in April 2015, with the next planned for July 2015 and more to follow later in the year and into 2016. If you'd like to know more, share your email address with us (below) and we'll send you a free track from our debut release Always darkest before dawnn on 2nd April. You'll also be the first to find out about new releases, news and updates as well as getting access to some exclusives along the way. You can also follow Chris on Twitter.

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This year long journey is being made possible as Chris is a Town Hall & Symphony Hall Jazzlines Fellow 2014/15, supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation. You can read more about the scheme here: Jazzlines website.

Here's a preview from our debut release Always darkest before dawnn: