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Clockwise from top left: James Orrin (tenor sax), Ben Tweedie (trumpet), Gareth Elliott (bass), Gareth Dawson (drums), Alex Cottrell (guitar)

Alex was the lead writer and guitarist for Liverpool-based jazz rock band Glossom. As well as composing and performing live, Alex also helped record and mix the band’s output, acting as the sole producer on much of the band’s released material.

Glossom was brought together in 2013, with a love for strong melodies and technical arrangements inspired by a mix of funk+soul, post-rock and contemporary jazz. Soon they had shared the stage with indie/jazz heavyweights Joan of Arc, Tera Melos and Sons of Kemet, playing around the North West of England. In 2016 Glossom released a live 6-track of new material titled ‘Verbatim’ and made their London debut in Brixton. Press praise points to noodling guitar lines and powerful brass hooks, and Glossom were listed as ‘Ones To Watch’ and a highlight of the city’s Threshold Festival in 2016 by Liverpool music site Getintothis.

Glossom came to an end in 2017, with their final show taking place at cafe/venue 71 Renshaw St on the 11th February. All their releases are available on Bandcamp.

Visit Glossom on Bandcamp

Press on Glossom and their latest release:

“They deliver an intense and powerful instrumental…a treat for fans of modern jazz and post-rock.” – Too Many Blogs

“Simply put, Glossom sound unlike any of their Mersey contemporaries.” – Getintothis

“Britain has had a few lost years with regards to instrumental music, Glossom may well be about to put an emphatic end to that.” – Yeah Buddy DIY

“Glossom have made their mark once again with a stunning live set.” – Liverpool Sound and Vision

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