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Revelation Kollektiv

Lurking in the undergrowth of Manchester’s music scene amongst all the great (and, let’s face it, not so great) guitar bands there is a unique trio trying to rally the troops in the name of NuJazz. They are Revelation Kollektiv and are one of the most accomplished new bands to be found circulating around Manchester. They take their reference points from MAW, Jamie Lidell, Koop, St Germain and Quantic Soul Orchestra and are here to show that there’s a more diverse sound coming out of Manchester following the successes of guitar bands such as Doves and Elbow.

The founder members of Revelation Kollektiv, who hail from London and Aberdeen, met in Manchester in the winter of 2005. The present lineup was completed in 2010 with the addition of an exceptional drummer from Cornwall. With the trio's combined efforts, Revelation Kollektiv aims to continue to create tunes that are, according to gigwise.com, "the perfect antidote to a Sunday morning hangover".

Revelation Kollektiv is fronted by Ornette Clennon (b. London), a man whose voice oscillates between the smoothest jazz whisper to a beautiful yet almost operatically powerful soul vocals that pull you in like a magnet. “This guy’s voice is so powerful it blew the desk inputs when I first recorded him,” states David Ord, the man at the consortium's controls. This laptop-toting Aberdonian has a fondness for retro, Northern Soul sounds - which, combined with his jazz/funk bass lines, add bite to Cornish drummer Che Beresford’s infectious and joyous grooves.

With its varied lineup of classical, electronica and world music settings, Revelation Kollektiv has over the past 10 years fine-tuned its eclectic sound through working with big hitters across all musical genres. Soul II Soul, Keir Stewart (Durutti Column), the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Pete Lockett, Moolah Rouge and the Smith Quartet are just some amongst the many artists who have inspired Revelation Kollektiv, culminating in showcase gigs up and down the country including the Big Note in London and the HMV Showcases in Manchester.

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