Winners of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and nominated for ‘Young European Jazz Artist’ WorldService Project are the leading specialists of ‘punk-jazz’, two of the most alarming genre titles in the history of 20th Century music.
Anthemic melodies, hard-grooves and searing improvisation are packed into a tightly-knit and reluctantly superheroic package; discarding the old-guard uniforms of old, continuing the fight for collaboration and compassion, these anti-Brexit militias take a new form…
Having performed hundreds of concerts across 20 countries of the world, WSP have taken their intense live show to some of the world’s most respected festivals, including headline performances at Jazzfest Berlin, NH7 Weekender Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Saalfelden International Jazz Festival, Kolkata Jazz Festival, Cork Jazz Festival, OCT-LOFT Festival, Umea Jazz, Tampere Jazz Happening, Ljubljana Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival, Goa International Jazz Festival, 12 Points Festival Porto, Jazz Art Sengawa, Galway Jazz Festival, and in addition have toured extensively through the UK, USA, China, India, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Estonia, Norway and most other European states.
In 2013, WSP embarked on ‘Music and Miles’, a 35-date tour of the USA, visiting 17 States, and with live performances in Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Detroit and Philadelphia. 2015/16 saw WSP’s first ventures into Asia, performing 30+ concerts in China, including the world-renowned JZ Club in Shanghai and festivals in Shenzhen (OCT-LOFT), Shunde (Freedom Jazz) and Hangzhou (JZ Blooms). Trips to Japan and India followed, performing at India’s largest rock festival; NH7 Weekender, GOA International Jazz Festival, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Jazz Arts Sengawa, Pune Jazz Festival and the Piano Man Jazz Club in Delhi. 2017-19 saw WSP consistently wow crowds across France, Germany, Italy, India and China as well as being showcased at Tallinn Music Week (Estonia), and receiving stellar reviews across the world for their third (For King and Country) and fourth (Serve) albums released on the highly prestigious RareNoiseRecords.
With tours across Asia and Europe already booked for 2020/21, WSP launch their highly anticipated fifth album; Hiding in Plain Sight on RareNoise.
The epic and anthemic live sound of WorldService Project is both thrilling and heart- wrenching, and with a theatrical and political live performance thrown in for good measure, the band is known as one of Europe’s finest live-acts.
“Downhill brass tumbles introduce a disturbed, widescreen mindscape…WorldService Project fill the stereo spectrum. Emotional and aural dynamics justify their assaultive approach.”
– Nick Hasted, Jazzwise Magazine – May 2018
“Intense beats, groovy music and irreverent humour…”
– The Indian Express – December 2018