Since the release of their debut album Icaros, Leeds-based electronic-soul quartet, Noya Rao have been noted as one of the rising talents of the UK Jazz scene. The band garnered early support from Gilles Peterson who premiered their single Golden Claw. The group have also enjoyed radio play from Mary Anne Hobbs, Jamie Cullum and have appeared on Worldwide fm.
Noya Rao are vocalist Olivia Bhattacharjee, drummer Matt Davies, bassist Jim Wiltshire and keys player & producer Tom Henry. The band draws upon influences old and new, combining a vintage aesthetic with contemporary song writing. A fixation on the analogue aesthetic, their exploration of analogue synthesisers blended with an acoustic continuum of vocals and drums results in a genre-defying repertory of upbeat movers, introspective slow jams and sumptuous soundscapes.
Noya Rao continue to take their finely-tuned live show nationally and internationally having this past year played at The Great Escape, Jazz Refreshed Brighton, the Gondwana 10 events at the Roundhouse (London), AB (Brussels), the Sage (Gateshead) and Unit (Tokyo).
New music set for release early 2020.
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