Slowly Rolling Camera

Chapter Arts Centre
Considered one of the leading lights of the “nu-soul”/electro groove genre and making a significant impact on the UK music scene their original and imaginative compositions fuse jazz, soul, trip hop and electronic music to create a truly unique musical soundscape. We were pleased as punch to present Cardiff-based Slowly Rolling Camera at Festival of Voice 2016.


Hearing the band live is a remarkable experience and they have been dazzling audiences from their hometown Cardiff to mainland Europe in both Clubs and high profile festivals, including the likes of Umea Jazz Fest, Lotus Jazz Festival and Love Supreme. Their critically-acclaimed eponymous debut album, released on Edition records in February last year, brilliantly captures the impact of their live gigs, Buzz Mag calling it a “stunning first album” and All about Jazz commenting “It’s beautiful, imaginative and ambitious“.

Their latest EP, “Into the Distance” continues this lush aural trajectory, evoking comparisons to iconic groups such as Portishead, and Massive Attack. Keyboard player Dave Stapleton crafts sumptuous melodies and strikes the perfect balance between the experimental and the band’s deep soul origins, Dionne Bennett provides both lead & vocal harmonies for the band with a presence and intensity that few others could match, Deri Roberts was on electronics, trombone and saxophone and Elliot Bennett on drums and drum programming. A remarkable gig from some exceptional musicians.