The Stevie Watts Organ Trio are all highly regarded sidemen having worked with many big name artists respectively. They come together to perform their own blend of Hammond funk, blues and soul with just a hint of jazz!
Award winning Stevie Watts (Steve Winwood, Arthur Brown, Secret Affair, Joe Louis Walker, Kirk Fletcher) and Nat Martin (Toyah, Thomas Dolby) met through working together in singer Jo Harman’s band where they quickly became good friends. The trio was then formed with Stevie’s friend and drummer Vinnie Lammi (Cocteau Twins, Robbie Williams, Spice Girls). A year or so into writing instrumentals for the project Stevie started co-writing with Alice Armstrong which led to the making of their highly acclaimed debut album Mission to the Moon.
“This album has to be my to pick of the year!” – Paul Long – Chair at IBBA and radio show presenter.
“Best album I’ve heard this year by a mile! It’s an understated monster!” – Jason Elliott – Former director at Great British Rhythm & Blues Festival”.
“Loving’ this soul jazz sound, really loving’ it!” Craig Charles – Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show
The fire and energy that this band creates defies the fact that they’re a trio and when joined by Alice they turn into something that no other band (with left-hand organ bass) using this format sounds like. Take outstanding players with great songs that lift your spirit and make you dance as well as cry (in a good way)! Add some infectious funk (so funky it requires a health warning!) as well as plenty of rip-roaring solo’s and you have something that you would be absolutely crazy to miss!