A new band in name, but Trio Valore features a few familiar faces.
This three-piece consists of Steve White (Paul Weller/Style Council), Damon Minchella (Ocean Colour Scene) and Seamus Beaghen (everyone from Morrissey and Iggy Pop through to Death In Vegas).
Together, they’re offering a new slant on the basement R&B/jazz combo, with an uptempo mix of drums, bass, hammond and brass – check out the tracks on the band’s MySpace page for a taster. The first album is titled Return Of The Iron Monkey should be out in May on an as-yet unconfirmed label. Might well be worth checking out.