Coming in a touch late on this one but had give one hearty welcome to the musical family that is Universal Mind Systems. Taking over the final Sunday night of April at the Jazz Warriors Int. sessions at Charlie Wright’s bar bassist Renell Shaw, drummer Samson ‘Grooves’ Jatto and guitarist Michael Antoniou held it down – Black Rock Coalition style – for a vibrant succession of genre busting new generation singers and poets.
What was totally compelling about this ‘Audio Mass Destruction’ session was the diversity. Each person took to the mic intent on delivering something fresh. You had effervescent singer songwriter Jessica Symonds, the R&B meets Warrior stylings of Ny Gray, the achingly sweet nu-soul vocals of Miles Anthony and Theo Llewellyn, the dynamic poetic exchanges of Dean Atta and Kevin Mark Trail, a dynamic version of Hendrix’s ‘Litle Wing’ with vocals by Jerome Thomas (who was running back and forth between venues) and a terrific Chantelle Nandi Musuku who took on a Verve song and blew us all away with one very fine long note at its climax.
This is a session that can grow and grow. Watch out for more information and forthcoming events with Universal Mind Systems.
All Photography by the man called Nadjib Le Fleurier