WSP formed in 2009, and have quickly laid down impressive live credentials at some of the country's top venues and festivals, as well as being recently featured as "Taking Off" (Jazzwise, August 2010). The group is centred around the compositional eccentricity of pianist Dave Morecroft, who delights in meddling with jazz in its many guises. Gutsy, energetic and emotionally driven music, the group draw from a wealth of musical experience in jazz, funk, improvisation, rock, punk and contemporary classical music.
Combining lyricism with burning intensity, unruly progressions and flowing melodic phrases, WSP create edgy and experimental music with a smile on its face.
Dave Morecroft – piano/keyboards
Tim Ower – saxophones
Raphael Clarkson – trombone
Conor Chaplin – bass
Neil Blandford - drums