Wandering Monster performs intricately arranged instrumental rock music which draws upon jazz sensibilities and textures. Made up of five musicians highly active on the northern scene, the group reaches beyond what may be expected from the tried and tested line-up of the tenor saxophone/guitar quintet. Retaining the harmonic sophistication and improvisational approach of jazz, these influences are juxtaposed with the rhythmic complexity of modern rock and metal.The result is a sound that is intense and raucous, yet also dynamic, sensitive and spontaneous. An engaging live act, the band is able to pull off intricate written material alongside moments of exciting, natural improvisation. Hailing from the musical melting pot of Leeds, the monster has been unleashed across the north of England at a number of jazz festivals after winning the 2016/17 Jazz North Introduces Award.