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The Stevie Watts Organ Trio
The Stevie Watts Organ Trio are all highly regarded session players having individually worked with names ranging from Secret Affair, Steve Winwood, Archive to The Spice Girls.
Stevie Watts and Nat Martin met when they were both booked as sidemen on a gig with singer Jo Harman and Stevie knew straight away that he wanted Nat in his trio when they clicked musically and personally. Two or three years after playing soul jazz and blues around the pubs in Brighton and the south east with drummer Vinnie Lammi, the trio met on the YouGig studio boat in Shoreham by Sea to play through some ideas that Stevie wrote at home and their debut album started to form. That Christmas in 2017 the trio had a show in Sussex when Alice Armstrong happened to be opening the show with her duo. Stevie was blown away by Alice and asked her if she would like to co write on the tracks that required vocals. After a few writing sessions Mission to the Moon was made containing all original tracks and was recorded live in the studio.
These are four musicians that perform from the heart. “We just play what we wanna play and each performance has something different to offer”. Influences come mainly from sixties soul, funk, blues and soul jazz.
The fire and energy in the sound that these three make defies the fact that they’re a trio and when Alice joins them they turn into something that no other band using this format with organ bass sounds like. Take outstanding players with great songs that make you dance as well as cry (in a good way!), include infectious funk and rip-roaring solo’s and you have something that you would be absolutely crazy to miss!