The Byro Quartet Live at The Brewhouse
The Byro Quartet are jazz quartet with Tommy Remon on guitar, Neil Yates on trumpet, Jim Bashford on drums, and James Owston on bass. They have been touring the country in the last week and The Brewhouse is the last gig of the tour.
Multi-instrumentalist composer, arranger, and educator Neil Yates started working most notably for the BBC Big Band, Johnny Dankworth Orchestra, Gary Crosby’s Nu Troop and US3, The Brand New Heavies, Supergrass, Black Grape, Lighthouse Family, Alison Moyet, Will Young, Raw Stylus, Suggs, Matt Bianco and Robbie Williams. Neil was the Artistic Director of the Llandudno Jazz festival from 2015 until 2020.
Tom Remon is an aspiring young guitarist on the London Jazz scene. He is an alumnus of the Jazz Warriors development programme and has already played with some of the era’s most esteemed Jazz musicians, including David Lyttle, Jim Mullen, Steve Williamson, and Jonathan Gee. Tom is a Lunaria Records recording artist and already has two records under his own name as well as performing on many others as a sideman.
Jim Bashford is a drummer and composer who resides in Birmingham UK.
He is a faculty member at the Birmingham Conservatoire Jazz Course, a course on which he studied back in 2004. Jim is currently a sideman for numerous projects across the UK and abroad and leads his own quartet Construction consisting of Hilmar Jensson, Tim Harries, and Robin Fincker and another quartet Meridians with
John O’Gallagher Liam Noble and Drew Gress.
James Owston is a bass player from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. His first experiences of jazz came on electric bass, playing with his friends at school and in his county youth jazz orchestra. James was a finalist for the 2018 BBC Young Musicians Jazz award.