Shy Mascot @ the Dublin Jazz Co-op
Shy Mascot combines funk, jazz, and hip-hop styles to create a uniquely provocative sound. Formed in late 2017 by vocalist Fiadh Rua Gregg, keyboard player Éanna Ryder, bassist Keith Tobin, drummer Andy O’Farrell, and Dublin-based South Floridian rapper Jamel; this quintet weaves between melodious, ethereal spaces and deep, filthy grooves. Accomplished jazz musicians, Ryder, Tobin, and O'Farrell are a creative and improvisational trio, making them the perfect partner to Jamel’s original and unapologetic style. This high-energy sound is further complimented by jazz singer Fiadh Rua Gregg's soulful vocals, which add a free flowing layer to the interlocking grooves underneath. Originally from Miami, Jamel’s fast-paced, hypnotic raps are exciting and surprising, and are the perfect trigger to inspire this reactive jazz ensemble.
Published on 6 July 2018