The SE Collective at the Amersham Arms

The SE Collective is a new supergroup of eleven local musicians who will be hosting regular live music sessions at the Amersham Arms, starting September 6th. Ahead of the opening night, this is what Patrick, Alam, Pete and Rory from the polyphonic SE told us about it:

The collective are all based in south east London and we came together through a common desire for somewhere local to perform original music and to help each other in promoting it to people in our area.

We are all professional musicians that work together in a broad range of musical settings including Friendly Fires, Jamie Cullum, samba group Rhythms of the city, Red Snapper, Polar Bear and many more. We all share a background in jazz, but draw on all of our experiences and influences in our original music.

In terms of our plans for the future, it’s obviously days, so our main focus is to make this night a success. We would like to help more musicians promote their own original music as well as getting people in the broader community involved. 

We are also aiming to feature musicians from the wider community, across the UK and from overseas and opening the collective up to new members.

The Amersham Arms have really encouraged us and their commitment to alternative music is one of the great things about living in this area.

We welcome anyone to come down, enjoy some food and have a drink. Expect challenging original music in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.

You can follow them on twitter here.