HOWES3 are an exciting new Brighton-based jazz funk/gospel fusion power trio. Brought together through a mutual love of 70’s jazz funk, 80’s fusion, 90’s R’n’B, gospel and hip-hop they cultivate a unique sound that has a foot in each genre. Blending smooth neo-soul progressions and utilising rich gospel harmony, sincere melodies and increasing levels of rhythmic freedom throughout, their music takes you on a feel-good journey through their collective influences.
After crafting their musical vision over a year of residencies and appearances around the south of England, Howes3 boldly threw themselves into the studio to record their first album. Showcasing their skilful musicianship, influences and fun-loving three-way musical communication, the album features jazz pianist/keyboard player/composer and founder of HOWES3, Oli Howe on piano, rhodes and synthesisers, Marcus Porter on bass and Luke Campbell on drums.
Following their earlier appearances at Jazz Re:Freshed (Mau Mau Bar, Nottinghill, London), Love Supreme Festival (Glynde), Southbank Centre (Lambeth, London), Sofar Sounds (London), Soundcrash Funk & Soul Weekender (Brighton) and now added to the line-up of many well-known festivals and events this summer, HOWES3 are rapidly making a name for themselves amongst their peers and are a welcome addition to the new and exciting resurgence of jazz-influenced music in the UK.
"Really loving this sound, quality next gen jazz for the now generation."
- Tony Minvielle, JazzFM
"HOWES3 embody everything that's so exiting about the UK jazz scene at the moment."
- Somewhere Soul
"Highly polished chaos!" - Sofar Sounds London
"HOWES3 present their considerable individual skill in an accessible instrumental format."
- Brighton Unsigned