Head2Head is a jazz-rock group with a fantastic sound and a range of styles, from classic to contemporary. The six Scottish natives who make up the group are Cameron Jay (trumpet), Stewart Forbes (tenor sax), Sam Coombes (alto sax), Tom Davis (guitar), Bill Kyle (drums) and Graham Robb (bass guitar). Most songs are original, composed by Graham Robb. Some of his real swinging pieces like ‘Puttin’ It Together’ sound like the vintage days of Glenn Miller. Others like ‘The Italian Piece,’ give the feeling of a 60s jazz cabaret club, but within the contemporary jazz world.
The band has a penchant for upbeat bouncy melodies that make the audience want to get up and dance, but there isn’t room in the venue. The brass players really excel at their craft and produce a strong sound with lots of gumption. Their fingers move so quickly over the keys that the years of training and performances that have gone before are obvious. In fact, lead bassist and bandleader, Graham Robb, introduced a song that he had finished composing just that morning. It is amazing that they are able to pick it up so easily and quickly. Head2Head provides lovely music that really knocks your socks off.