Led by drummer and composer extraordinaire John Rae and featuring a string quartet alongside rhythm section and horns, The Troubles play a chaotic brand of jazz that is an absolute must see.

Patrick Bleakley, John Rae and Lucien Johnson first came together in 2009 at the iconic Wellington music venue Happy and held a residency in New Zealand’s capital city for 4 years. The Troubles recorded a critically acclaimed CD on Rattle Records, ‘The Troubles”, available from the Rattle website. Their latest album “Kapow”, recorded live at the Wellington Jazz Festival 2016  is available wherever the Troubles are!

Watch The Troubles “Ben Souda” live at Cuba Dupa 2016

Great video of Big Trouble, and even bigger and more troublesome iteration of the band, and also a very nice feature for me!

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Posted by The Troubles on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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