The Antidote

Brainchild of bassist and composer Matt Ridley, 'The Antidote' is a new and exciting quintet, bristling with young talent. Their eponymous album was recorded in October 2019, (yes, the name 'The Antidote' precedes the Coronavirus crisis) where 12 tracks were cut over 3 days. Released on 23rd July 2021, 'The Antidote' combines and develops Matt's expansive cross-generational experience into a deeply accomplished album, his third as composer/bandleader.

In this new music, Ridley draws upon a wide variety of influences; 'thinking man's' rock, contemporary jazz, simple, memorable folk melodies, and the detail, sensitivity, and emotional depth of Classical music. The result is 'The Antidote', remarkable for its depth, integrity, and refreshing insistence on strong melodic and thematic material. 

'One of the strongest releases by homegrown jazz talent in 2021 so far' **** EDITOR'S CHOICE, Jazzwise
'It is Ridley's excellent usage of his collaborators and penchant for melody that is undoubtedly the main appeal of his music' RECORDING OF THE WEEK, Presto Magazine
'His assuredness shines through in this set of taut, modernist originals and his band are engaged and supportive' **** BBC Music Magazine 
'...an absolute 'must go and see' live experience' HIFI Answers

Friday 7 January 2022 - 8pm (Doors at 7.30pm)
Tickets: £17 (£15 concessions)

Click here for a sample of music from The Antidote!
MATT RIDLEY / THE ANTIDOTE / 'GEORGINA DIABOLO' VIDEO / *BONUS TRACK*
 

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Venue
Riverhouse Barn
Manor Road
Walton-on-Thames
Surrey
KT12 2PF