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World Service Project

f - footage from our recent gig at the Vortex in London.


Phone band members Dave Morecroft 07976044278 or Raphael Clarkson 07796990593. Venue Phone 01904 679131.


Thursday 18th November, The Blue Boar, Poole (Sound Cellar presents series), 29 Market Close, Poole BH15 1NE. No: 01202 682247. 8.30pm, £4.

Saturday 20th November, The Barrel House, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB. No: 01803 863000. other details unconfirmed.

Sunday 21st November, Future Inns Jazz Club, Bristol, Future Inns Cabot Circus Hotel, Bond Street South BS1 3EN. No: 08450945588. From 9pm, doors 8pm. £12/£10.

Tuesday 23rd November, Dempsey's, Cardiff, 15 CASTLE STREET, Cardiff, CF10 1BS. No: (029) 20239253. 9PM, £5.

Friday 26th November, Matt and Phred's Jazz Club, Manchester 64 Tibb street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1LW. No: 0161 831 7002. 8.30pm, £5.

Saturday 27th November, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York, University of York, Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, Heslington, York, YO10 5DD. No: 01904 432439. Email Concert at 7.30pm. Workshops from 2-4pm. Tickets: Concert: £12 (concessions £10); students £3 / Workshop: £5
Concert & Workshop (not available online): £15 (concessions £13); students £6.

Sunday 28th November, Splinter @ The Bridge Hotel, Castle Garth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ. No: Tel: 0191 232 6400. 7.30pm, £5.

Tuesday 30 November, Ray's Jazz at Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H OEB.
No. 00 44 (0) 20 7437 5660. Free entry, 6pm start.

Thursday 2nd December, Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London N16 8AZ. No: 02072544097. 8.30pm price tbc.

Friday 3rd December,  Yardbird Jazz Cafe, Paradise Place, Birmingham, West Midlands B3 3HJ. No: 01212 122524. Other details unconfirmed.

Worldservice Project


WorldService Project (WSP) are a quintet who formed in 2008 largely playing the music of pianist and composer Dave Morecroft.

WSP combine lyricism with a burning intensity, manipulating driving structures into a sound-world of unruly progressions and flowing melodic phrases.

WSP create edgy and experimental music with a smile on its face.

WSP Consists of Tim Ower (Saxophones), Raphael Clarkson (Trombone), Dave Morecroft (Piano/Keys), Conor Chaplin (Bass) and Neil Blandford (Drums).

WSP appeared at Bath Music Festival earlier this year and released their second EP at The Vortex jazz club in August.

They are set to play at a number of venues up and down the country in October 2009 and have been booked for a number of festivals in 2010 including the Isle of Wight International Jazz Festival.

For more information contact Dave (07976044278), Tim (07921825717), email us at or visit our myspace


“WSP blend tricksy modern themes with biting funk, high energy and virtuosic soloing on top” Time Out, London

“Dave both an engaging spokesperson and a skilled pianist/composer, and it is his intriguing funk tunes...that immediately impress for their sheer multitextured originality, but whether they’re playing these or trombonist Raphael

Clarkson’s more conventional straightahead jazz pieces - or even, on occasion, playing slow-building arrangements of rock-based fare, such as David Bowie’s plaintively melodic ‘Is There Life on Mars?’ they address everything with enough brio to take the audience with them, and in saxophonist Tim Ower they have a useful soloist, with a rich tenor sound and an affecting agility on soprano." Chris Parker, Vortex

"...the Project’s jazz theory is underpinned by gritty funk elements that produce a distinctive musical flow. And it really works...with great rhythmic hooks and intertwining lead work...creates a sumptuous aura about the group."

“This is top class jazz based stuff….a breath of fresh air” LiNK, Yorkshire Cultural Foundation

“This was a tight set performed with considerable skill...clever, accessible jazz...these young men deserve to go far.” The Alton Herald, Hampshire

"Hats off to WorldService Project - an excellent jazz fusion band of hugely talented tearaways who wowed us on Sunday gone" TS16

World Service Project