Roller Trio were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2012 for their debut album fused with energy that combined electronic soundscapes with powerful rock riffs, and muscular jazz. The trio are James Mainwaring tenor sax and electronics, Luke Wynter guitar and Luke Reddin-Williams on drums, still in their early ’20s they met whilst studying at Leeds College of Music. They are influenced by a wide range of music from more traditional jazz influences to rock bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden and Flying Lotus as well as the vibrant Leeds scene they emerged from.
They will be traveling to Sudan to play at the National Museum in Khartoum, a vibrant city where the White and Blue Niles meet before continuing its onward journey to Egypt. A second date will see them performing in Wad Madani, another Nile side city in the South East.
British Council are supporting Roller Trio performing in Sudan as part of an ongoing cultural exchange programme that connects UK & Sudanese artists and audiences.