Metamorphic are a contemporary song-based jazz/folk sextet who play original music composed by pianist Laura Cole. The group’s second album, Coalescence, was released on the F-ire label in June 2013 to critical acclaim, garnering 4 star reviews from the likes of John Fordham in the Guardian, Peter Quinn at Jazzwise, and Brian Morton at Jazz Journal; Brian Morton later named Coalescence as his Album of the Year 2013. The album has received radio play on Jazz on 3 and Late Junction. Metamorphic were selected by Jazz on 3, along with three other bands, to play at the Manchester Jazz Festival on the BBC Introducing Stage in 2013, and have also played at the Jazz on 3 night Jazz In The Round, the QEH Foyer, as well as appearing regularly at The Vortex. Metamorphic toured with Norwegian vocal trio Royst in the UK last year, which was PRS supported. The sextet will be playing at The Crypt in Camberwell this June, The Marlborough Jazz Festival in July and Kings Place in December in a double bill with The John Martin Quartet.
Metamorphic are: Chris Williams, alto (Led Bib); John Martin, tenor/soprano (The John Martin Quartet); Kerry Andrew, vocals (Juice); Tom Greenhalgh, drums (World Sanguine Report); Paul Sandy, double bass (The Dead Victorians); Seth Bennet, double bass; Laura Cole, piano/composer/arranger (Engine Room Favourites)