New Album Out Now Please see here for the album release page
The Short Version
Uzi Listening are a five-piece instrumental band from East Lancashire. Formed in 2012 as an antidote to covers bands, they have been busy writing and performing their own material ever since. It's a hard to pin down sound; imagine Duke Ellington playing krautrock with Kraftwerk.
The Long Version
Uzi Listening's first gig was to support world-renowned Mexican jazz fusion group Troker. A worthy testament to a fine bunch of musicians who have been causing a buzz locally in the years since.
The band started in 2011 when brasstronaut Jimmy Fletcher enrolled drummer Pete Willetts, piano/keyboard player Gareth Cooper and fusion guitarist Geoff Senior to ‘play a bit of jazz’. Fueled by a mutual disinterest of everything tribute, it became clear right away that they had to write their own tunes. With the quick addition of Sam H-M on bass, the Uzi Listening sound was created. A rich vein of composing ensued, with ideas colliding from each of the band members disparate styles. The result: a tightly-knit set of truly original material.
Recently, Uzi Listening have played at the famous Night and Day Cafe in Manchester, and been played on Radio Lancashire's Introducing programme.
In 2018, Uzi Listening have been busy recording their first album, the almost self-titled “Uzi Listening?”. It's the first foray into recording for a band that have concentrated previously on writing and live performance. Please see the album release page for more info.