Fender Rhodes driven funk band - Tom O'Grady on keys, Tiago Coimbra on bass, Alex Hitchcock on sax, Ric Elsworth on drums & Oli Blake on percussion!
Resolution 88 are synonymous with the sound of the Fender Rhodes. Imagine the combination of an undiscovered Herbie Hancock album from the 70’s, rare-groove samples from the golden era of hip hop (ATCQ, Pharcyde etc) and the West London broken beat scene.
In a world of online collaborations, viral videos full of virtuosity, gimmicks and cover songs, Resolution 88 are refreshingly a bona fide band. They’re best mates who love to hang out, play together and make their own music – the sincerity is there in their music and the chemistry is there on the stage.
They have supported many famous artists including Marcus Miller, Snarky Puppy, Roy Ayers, the Fatback Band, the Blackbyrds, Larry Mizell, Jeff Lorber, Medeski Martin & Wood, Cymande and more. In 2019 they are due to support Butcher Brown, the Yellowjackets and Christian McBride.
The band have performed internationally at venues including the Barbican, Ronnie Scott’s, New Morning (Paris), Jamboree Club (Barcelona), Sala Clamores (Madrid) and more.
The members of Resolution 88 have, between them, performed or toured with world famous musicians including Hiromi, Soweto Kinch, the late Don Blackman, Arthur Maia and the legendary UK jazz funk band Incognito.
Resolution 88’s third album is due for release in September 2019. Expect beautiful vintage keyboards captured to 24-track tape, Headhunters inspired grooves and Herbie Hancock influenced orchestration along with hip, modern production.
“Soulful music, played with passion and incredible skill. This harkens to the best funk-jazz of the sixties and seventies and takes it to a new level. Think Headhunters for the new millennium”
Bob Power(The Roots, Erykah Badu, D'Angelo)
“An exciting young band from Cambridge who take their influence from the immensely important, barrier-breaking mid 70’s funk jazzer Herbie Hancock & the Headhunters - they've come out of nowhere at the last minute! There’s absolutely no-one around at all like these guys at the moment”
“Resolution 88 have gone with the influence of mid-70’s Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters and do it in the most heavyweight, sincere and unique way”
"This is the best thing I have heard for ages!" -
Eddie Piller(Acid Jazz Records)