Jazz rock fuelled riffs, ambient improv and a large dose of funk, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a refreshing take on a classic trio format, with a broad sound palette ranging from ethereal, brooding moods to electrifying grooves.
Formed in 2012, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a collaborative band performing original music with influences from the classic organ trios of the past and current jazz musicians alike. The music is written as a group with an emphasis on both written material and extended improvisation.
‘Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc, Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk, discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’ - JAZZWISE
‘Overall, listening to the skilful performance of SHL has been very rewarding. The tunes are strong and the arrangements are excellent.To say that I have enjoyed SHL#2 is an understatement. It is simply great! Check it out if you can.’ - Dutch Progressive Rock Page - (DPRP)
Nik Svarc – Electric and Acoustic Guitars/Loops
Steve Hanley - Drums/Shaker/Percussion
Martin Longhawn – Organ/Wurlitzer/Piano