ABOUT US

WHO ARE WE?

The Dissolute Society is an 8-piece UK based ensemble led by trombonist Raph Clarkson. Bending the lines between jazz, contemporary classical, spoken word and more, The Dissolute Society pushes the bounds of genre-based performance and musicianship.

SOLDIERING ON

Soldiering On, to be released on Babel Label in Spring 2018 is the debut album of The Dissolute Society. The ensemble's first performance of pieces from the album took place at The Vortex Jazz Club in February 2015; they visited the club again to close that year’s London Jazz Festival in front of a packed house, and were joined by special guest Huw Warren (piano) to pay tribute to the late, great John Taylor. Huw features on the ensemble’s album, alongside fellow guests Mia Marlen Berg and Joshua Idehen (vocals) and Mike Soper (trumpet).

To listen to or purchase Soldiering On, visit the Babel Label Bandcamp.

In the Band

Raphael Clarkson

Raphael Clarkson

Trombone | Vocals | Band Leader
Also appears in: WorldService Project http://www.raphclarkson.com
Fini Bearman

Fini Bearman

Vocals
Also appears in: London Vocal Project http://www.finibearman.com/
Laura Jurd

Laura Jurd

Trumpet
Also appears in: Dinosaur https://laurajurd.com/
Naomi Burrell

Naomi Burrell

Violin
Also appears in: New Century Baroque https://naomiburrell.com/
Gustav Clarkson

Gustav Clarkson

Viola
Also appears in: Eroica Quartet, The Coull Quartet
Zosia Jagodzinska

Zosia Jagodzinska

Cello
Also appears in: Engines Orchestra
Phil Merriman

Phil Merriman

Keyboards | Synth Bass
Also appears in: Alice Zawadzki, Aref Durvesh, Brendan B. Brown-Wheatus http://www.philmerriman.co.uk/
Simon Roth

Simon Roth

Drums
Also appears in: Land of If, Magnus Loom https://simonrothmusic.com/

Special Guests

Huw Warren - Piano (Appears on Album)
Mia Marlen Berg - Vocals (Appears on Album)
Joshua Idehen - Spoken Word (Appears on Album)
Mike Soper - Trumpet (Appears on Album)
Femi Temowo - Guitar
Sophie Cameron - Violin
Alice Zawadski - Vocals
Miriam Wakeling - Cello
Victoria Bernath - Viola
Chris Batchelor - Trumpet/Electonics
Dan Nicholls - Keyboards
Matt Gough - Trumpet
Elliot Galvin - Piano