The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook
The Gil Scott-Heron Songbook is the dynamic duo of Aki Remally and Fraser Urquhart. They play with a full quartet in homage to the legendary Gil Scott-Heron.
Together, Remally and Urquhart delve deep into the work of this revolutionary poet, jazz musician, and rap pioneer. Scott-Heron’s lyrics explore politics, culture and social injustice, wrapped up in captivating jazz, funk, and soul tunes.
A talented multi-instrumentalist, Aki Remally began playing from a very young age and chose the guitar as his primary medium of musical expression. Or rather, the guitar chose him. He can also turn his hand to the keys, bass and percussion. The Songbook is just one of Remally’s musical ventures. He’s made a name for himself in the jazz and funk scenes, playing sold-out shows and festivals in the UK and Europe for the last 20 years.
Fraser Urquhart is one of the most in-demand young jazz musicians on the scene. He’s performed alongside a long list of genre legends. He’s also featured on the BBC’s Jazz Nights at the Quay, and a great many major festival slots.
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“The musicality of this band is undeniable and their relationship with each other allows for a relaxed and comforting evening. Even for someone who had never heard any Gil Scott-Heron before doesn’t need to, because the songs are funky and accessible for all” – BROADWAY BABY