We’re pleased to be spending Valentine’s Day down at The Yard with Yaatri – a band that we already love and know that you will too – who, quite aptly for the occasion, masterfully manage to marry the multicultural sounds of band leader Liam DeTar’s upbringing with offsettingly serene psychedelia, the ethereal air of such a fusion only further enhanced by the enchantingly diaphanous purrs (and remarkable range!) of vocalist, B-âhwe.
Inspired “by the momentum of the rhythms of India, immersive timbres of electronic music and energy of rock and roll”, the band formed in 2018, and – with the support of organisations such as Leeds Conservatoire, Manchester Jazz Festival and Jazz North – self-released their debut EP last year, accruing more than 125,000 streams and earning considerable international press coverage, plus positive reviews across the board. In November 2020, the quintet were also presented with the prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, which has previously helped to propel promising jazz musicians such as Soweto Kinch and Xhosa Cole to acclaim.
With their debut LP, Lucid, due for release in February 2022, we’re pleased to present an intimate evening with a band whose audiences are all but guaranteed to start getting much bigger before long.