Roller Trio

Roller Trio

Mercury Award-nominated Roller Trio brew up a heady genre-bending mix of rip-roaring grooves, dubstep style electronica and cool melodies for audiences nationwide

Tour Dates

Tues 23 Oct, 8pm Whelan's, Dublin 2
Thurs 25 Oct, 8pm Siamsa Tíre, Tralee
Fri 26 Oct, 8.30pm Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely
Sat 27 Oct, 8pm Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
Sun 28 Oct, 2.30pm Triskel Christchurch, Cork

Expect plenty of punchy grooves, high octane technicality, deceptively catchy riffs and swirling electronica as the Mercury Award-nominated Roller Trio roar into town, delivered with a trademark swagger and visceral energy that has seduced critics and fans alike. Influenced by everyone from Fly Trio and Tim Berne to Queens of the Stone Age and Flying Lotus, the Leeds-based trio waste no time in getting heads bobbing with their idiosyncratic blend of pin-tight beats, cool melodies and juddering stop-start motifs.  

New to the line-up, Chris Sharkey brings bass and ambient wizardry to the mix, his dark, multi-layered textures the perfect foil to James Mainwaring’s John Zornian abstract-sax and the ingenious, twisting grooves of drummer Luke Reddin-Williams. 

Hailed as “the new sound of UK jazz” by DJ Gilles Peterson, Roller Trio’s recent highlights include headlining the Arena stage at Love Supreme Festival, selling out Ronnie Scott’s, festivals and club gigs abroad, while releasing their sophomore album Fracture, two live albums and an experimental art-film soundtrack.


James Mainwaring, saxophone, electronics

Chris Sharkey, guitar

Luke Reddin-Williams, drums

Tues 23 Oct Whelan's, Dublin 2 8pm , €20 / €15 / €10 01 4750224 Music Network
Thurs 25 Oct Siamsa Tíre, Tralee 8pm , €16 / €14 066 7123055
Fri 26 Oct Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely 8.30pm , €16 / €14 0402 38529
Sat 27 Oct Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge 8pm , €15 / €12 045 448327
Sun 28 Oct Triskel Christchurch, Cork 2.30pm , €15 / €12 021 4272022 Triskel Christchurch & Guinness Cork Jazz Festival

Roller Trio - Decline of Northern Civilisation (Live at Assembly House)

"Awesome young genre-bending firebrands"

- The Guardian

"Will resonate with listeners who have never darkened a jazz club door"

- The Times

"Sidesteps every pigeonhole, mingling rock back beats, Indian flavoured harmonies and film noir paciness"

- Daily Telegraph