Experimental Fusion from South Wales
Chube is a young Fusion band based in Cardiff, South Wales featuring Ben Creighton Griffiths on Electric Harp and Keys, Ashley John Long on Bass, and Jon Bradford-Jones on Drums.
We draw our inspiration from a wide variety of artists and genres and aim to write electro acoustic music that pushes the boundaries of our instruments. The harp features prominently in our performances, and we use effects processors to take the harp from it's regular, classical sound, to a rock guitar through distortion, an ambient synth through delays and phasers, and much more. Combined with innovative percussion and groovy bass riffs it all goes to creating a totally unique blend of Fusion.
What Other People Say
Adam Walton, 10/02/18, BBC Radio Wales Introducing
“There are artists who are artists and just do whatever the hell they please….they clearly don’t give a fig for whatever bandwagons that pass through town”
Ian Mann, 31/03/19, The Jazz Mann Review on BMJ Club
“Tonight’s performance was a triumph for both Chube and BMJ and there seems to be a real buzz building about this exciting and talented young band. If they were based in London rather than Cardiff their names would probably be all over the jazz media. Look out for Chube, all the signs are there that bigger things await.”
Ian Mann, 31/8/19, The Jazz Mann Review on Chube with Dennis Rollins at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival
“I predict that Chube’s star will continue to rise. They have the potential to appeal to a broad audience, including adventurous rock listeners. Jazz, rock and electronics were all promised, and all were brilliantly delivered by this unique quartet, an alliance that may yet prove to be more than just a one off.”
Dennis Rollins MBE
“Great contrasts and energies….. the versatility in instrumentation makes for a big sound too. Three sounding like seven!”