Founded in 1994, Spargo is the lovechild of long serving Auckland musician Kingsley Melhuish.
The group comprises Chris Watts (Go Blow, Bluespeak) on Saxophone, Sam Giles on bass (Chris Mason-Battley Group) and Luke Casey, well known drummer for Eye TV, The Relaxomatic Project and Tin Pot Guru.
Spargo performs live as a chord-less quartet, employing trumpet, saxophone, electric bass and drums. The minimalist idea behind the chord-less (i.e no guitar or piano etc.) group was to free the melodic players from any specific tonality, leaving them with the opportunity to create shapes over the top of a rhythmic backline...
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|Of Not What's Not...But What Is|
Kingsley Melhuish - Trumpet
Chris Watts - Sax
Sam Giles - Bass
Luke Casey - Drums