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As a long-running husband & wife duo, Scottish-based Sophie Bancroft & Tom Lyne took full advantage of being ‘locked down’ together during the Covid lockdown.
They launched a weekly Monday night livestream session, direct from their living room, which not only garnered thousands of views, but also allowed them to rehearse and refine a catalogue of their favourite songs.
The result was Monday Nights; a mix of reimagined classics and original compositions featuring British singer-songwriter Sophie on vocals and guitar alongside Canadian expat Tom Lyne on acoustic & electric bass.
Monday Nights has been featured as one of JazzViews top albums of 2020
“Bancroft & Lyne succeed in doing is add a veneer of most eloquent intimacy to the art of the [voice and bass] duet.” JAZZDAGAMA
“The music here is jazz and folk, delivered with an intimacy and joy.” MICHAEL DOHERTY’S MUSIC LOG
“If there ever was a jazz orientated album to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity to the listener, this one is surely it.” JAZZVIEWS
“This is music to chill to, possibly over a nightcap. Bancroft’s lyrics are thoughtful and poignant, the overall sound calming and warm – just the ticket for the present, Covid times.” LONDON JAZZ NEWS
“a joy from start to finish” JAZZVIEWS
“Bancroft & Lyne are first-class jazz performers, improvisers and songwriters. Their performances here are upbeat, musical and subtle, and surprisingly made me totally forget about our COVID outbreak isolation lockdown.” THE WHOLENOTE
“an album of the highest class, superbly produced, and entertaining” JAZZVIEWS
“highly engaging album…..late-night listening to relish, any day of the week, ideally accompanied by a hot toddy.” THE SCOTSMAN
“the music set me wondering why on earth I hadn’t heard of these two superb musicians before” BEBOP SPOKEN HERE
Full Reviews for Monday Nights
Michael Doherty’s Music Log
London Jazz News
Bebop Spoken Here