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Award winning* punk-jazz-funk specialists WorldService Project (WSP) have erupted across the UK and Europe through 2011/12. Alongside their innovative Match&Fuse programme they were chosen for the 12 Points+ European touring scheme, have featured on national radio stations in the UK, Portugal,Germany, Denmark and Sweden and their intense live sound has taken numerous European cities and festivals by storm including the London Jazz Festival, Tampere Jazz Happening (Finland), Umea Jazz Festival (Sweden), Ljubljana Jazz Festival, 12 Points Festival (Porto), Brecon, Marsden and Swanage Jazz Festivals, Europe Day (Dublin), WDR Funkhaus (Cologne), and Match&Fuse double-headers taking in Italy, Norway, Germany, France and Ireland. The London based unit are described by Time Out London as “…dazzling…big things lie ahead for them” and were also dubbed as “brilliant post-prog funk” (Jazzwise) a “tight, deftly structured and grittily grooving music…” (The Guardian) and “serious skronk-jazz” (The Telegraph). Led by pianist/composer Dave Morecroft, WSP’s music speaks through dark, playful building passages, winding through dissonance, complex rhythmic manipulation and downright silliness

Article: Album Review

Worldservice Project: Serve

Read "Serve" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

È un quintetto ma ha il tiro di una big band (quanto meno di una middle band, ottetto e dintorni); rivela un attento ascolto della musica di Frank Zappa, che ne risulta mani e piedi il referente più esplicito; non sfoggia particolari doti di originalità, stante quanto appena affermato, ma riesce ciò nonostante a colpire nel ...


Article: Album Review

WorldService Project: For King & Country

Read "For King & Country" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

This UK-based ensemble led by keyboardist, composer Dave Morecroft parallel what the rebellious Rock-In-Opposition (Henry Cow, Present, Art Zoyd) movement may stand for via a jazz-centric perspective; although, WorldService Project does not seem to be launching a tirade against conventional wisdom or record labels for that matter. But references to Punk-Jazz, or Nu-jazz may be somewhat ...


Article: Live Review

Mai Jazz 2014

Read "Mai Jazz 2014" reviewed by John Kelman

Mai Jazz 2014 Stavanger, Norway May 6-11, 2014 After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...


Fire in a Pet Shop

Label: Megasound
Released: 2013
Track listing: De-Frienders; Fire in a Pet Shop; Barmy Army; Villain of the Aeroplane; Change the F**king Record; Dance of the Clown; Small Town Girl; Cunha.


News: Performance / Tour

Triple Bill Match&Fuse Tour with WorldService Project, Tubax and Owls Are Not

Triple Bill Match&Fuse Tour with WorldService Project, Tubax and Owls Are Not

Match&Fuse presents: WorldService Project / Tubax/ Owls Are Not Match&Fuse support uncompromising and innovative music from across Europe, and this “Inspired border-crossing idea" has been making waves across the continent since 2011. On this tour, psych 1970s sci-fi prog from Italy mix with experimental drum and bass from Poland, and London's very own skronk swagger quintet ...


Article: Interview

WorldService Project: Articulate Arsonists

Read "WorldService Project: Articulate Arsonists" reviewed by John Kelman

It's a very different time to be a musician than it was even 20 years ago, when major record labels still existed, providing tour support and money to make recordings. It's also a very different time because, with the upsurge of DIY recordings, there's more music being released every month than ever before. Add to that ...


Article: Album Review

WorldService Project: Fire in a Pet Shop

Read "Fire in a Pet Shop" reviewed by John Eyles

With its debut album, Relentless (Brooke Records, 2011) WorldService Project announced itself as a band to watch. Since that release, the five-piece--led by keyboardist and principal composer Dave Morecroft--has consolidated its reputation as a cooking live band, in particular in its Match & Fuse live collaborations with like-minded bands from across Europe. Now, ...


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Fire in a Pet Shop

Label: Megasound
Released: 2013
Duration: 4:24


The Making of "Fire in a Pet Shop"

Featuring the music of WorldService Project
Duration: 3:19

Making of video for WorldService Project's second full-length album, Fire in a Pet Shop (Megasound, 2013), featuring keyboardist/composer Dave Morefcroft, saxophonist Tim Ower, trombonist Raph Clarkson, bassist Connor Chaplin and drummer Neil Blandford (since replaced by Liam Waugh).


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