"...A truly mesmerising band, go and see them as soon as you can."
"...earth-shattering, taking a sledgehammer to preconceived limitations of jazz..."
"...this band’s edgy humour, dark near-Satanic thrashing and disdainful virtuosity is both vivid and refreshing...bursting with barely contained passion...an explosive performance...expect further sightings of Marshall amps in jazz clubs near you."
"The terrific Leeds-based trioVD followed up with an equally ferocious display, this time a fast, tight and awesomely expert conjunction of spiky high-energy compositions, uninhibited sax and guitar improv and machine-gun drumming"
Since their first performances in early 2006, trioVD have proven themselves to be among the most exciting and energetic bands associated with the Leeds Improvised Music Association (LIMA). LIMA is a Leeds-based collective of musicians that has been producing and promoting improvised music since its inception in 2005. Other LIMA musicians include maverick pianist Matthew Bourne and the in-demand double bassist and composer Dave Kane.
The past years have seen the band blow away audiences at The London and Gateshead Jazz festivals and feature heavily on Radio 3’s Flagship Jazz show ‘Jazz on 3’.
trioVD’s appearance at the Time Out ‘On The Up’ festival was voted ‘4th best gig of the year’ in Time Out’s 2008 round-up.
The band were picked to be part of the BBC’s Introducing initiative in 2008 and their cover version of Radiohead’s ‘Nude’ was featured in The Guardian London Jazz Festival special in November 2008.