An eclectic guitar and vocal duo, Twin Frets return to the Club after a gap of a few years. It felt like a party last time, and we all ended up singing along with some beautiful reggae numbers.
Since the band was formed in the late nineties, Willy Fluss and Vernon Fuller have been regularly featured in many Jazz and Blues festivals throughout the Country, they have also supported the likes of soul legend Geno Washinghton, jazz legend Courtney Pine, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Northern Chamber Orchestra in many high profile concerts.
Over the years, the band has developed a truly unique musical language that blends perfectly the styles and influences of these two very individual musicians.
Vernon Fuller started his performing career in his native London on the funk, R&B and reggae scene.
Influenced by George Benson, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, and Bob Marley his vocal style has a natural warmth, rhythmic flexibility and richness which has delighted audiences throughout the Country. Vernon is also an outstanding guitarist, at ease with the great American jazz guitar tradition as well as the more contemporary funk, reggae and world styles.
The unique guitar and vocal style of Vernon is perfectly complimented by the dynamic playing of Italian guitarist Willy Fluss, who appoints as his main influences John Scofield, Mike Stern and Wes Montgomery.
Based in St Annes, Willy attended the full time jazz programme at Leeds College of Music where he graduated in 1995. As well as performing regularly in a wide range of settings and styles, he runs his own teaching studio.
“Twin Frets provide a very healthy and relaxed creative environment for us both” says Vernon, “we rarely prearrange things, so we can always keep an open mind to how we interpret the music, we also have great confidence in each other’s ability to understand and react to any musical situation.”
Twin Frets music takes audiences through an exciting journey from jazz standards to soul classics with occasional touches of reggae and township music, a dash of scatting and beat boxing, and a lot of great guitar playing.