Trio AAB were formed sometime back in the late 1980’s when a bass player didn’t show up for a gig and twin brothers Tom and Phil Bancroft and guitarist Kevin MacKenzie decided to go ahead with no bass and enjoyed it.
The band has since gone on to make 3 critically acclaimed Cds and to develop a reputation as being a seriously fun band exploring a whole range of influences – post Ornette bop, ECM jazz, Celtic folk, drum n bass, house, the Sound of Music, and indie rock – as well as becoming a powerhouse live act.
The band have played in festivals across Europe including France, Holland, Morocco, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Germany.
After a hiatus pursuing solo projects and having babies Trio AAB are back with a vengeance with a great new set of music in 2011 and have have a live album and a studio album coming out on Interrupto Music some time in 2011/2.
2011 saw Trio AAB close the Delhi Jazz Festival to 10,000+ people and play a stunning new set of music in Edinburgh with carnatic violin stars Ganesh Kumaresh. A Scottish tour is happening Summer 2012 - dates to follow.