Nubiyan Twist are a 10 piece musical collective founded by producer and guitarist Tom Excell. The group draw on their backgrounds in jazz, reggae and soul, with a fusion of afro-beat and latin rhythms, to create a modern sound that embraces live electronics alongside traditional instrumentation and jazz inspired improvisation.
A culmination of musicians, DJ’s and producers alike Nubiyan Twist boasts a 4 piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section, 4 part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics. Every member brings their own musical strengths and their live show has intimate moments allowing each talent to shine, however the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts with powerful, full arrangements seamlessly transitioning throughout their performances.
Over the band’s 5 year lifespan they have shared stages with the likes of De La Soul, Hot 8 Brass Band, Quantic & Robert Glasper. Their debut album received 4 star reviews from the Independent, Mojo, Songlines, Blues n Soul (to name a few) and has had radio support from David Rodigan, Craig Charles, Trevor Nelson and Huey Morgan.