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Music, Sun 18 Mar 2018




The brainchild of composerbass player Marcel Pusey, this dynamic, vocal-led group mix a heady cocktail of jazz, soul and funk with pulsating electronic grooves and contemporary string soundscapes. Despite an eclectic mix of influences - including Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Massive Attack, the Brand New Heavies and Incognito - Bassistry still retain their own individual sound.

Following their self-titled, self-produced, 1996 jazz funk-inspired debut album, in 2005 Marcel formed a new Bassistry line-up, inspired by weekly jam sessions in South London’s renowned music venue, The Bedford. The end result was ‘In Time’, a vocal-led jazzsoul album, inspired by the likes of the Brand New Heavies, though with a grittier edge. Tracks have subsequently featured in countless TV programmes worldwide.

The third album, ‘WTHDCT’, features the crème de la crème of London musicians, such as Sonia Slany on strings (Skyfall, Peter Gabriel, Mark Knopfler, Jools Holland), Imaani (Incognito), jazz trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps, and long-time vocalists Katy Seath and Nicola Bull.

Bassistry’s musicians have toured, played, produced and recorded with artists as diverse as Paloma Faith, Corinne Bailey-Rae, Professor Green, Plan B, Incognito, Tom Jones and Grace Jones. They've also performed at the Glastonbury, Womad, V and Ealing Jazz Festivals, and venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Café and Dingwalls.

Expect an unmissable musical experience, with a mix of styles and danceable grooves!

Marcel Pusey (Bass Guitar), Nicola Bull (Vocals), Katy Seath (Vocals), Dimitris Dimopolous (Keyboards), Sam Agard Blue (Drums), Robert Logan (Electronics and Keys).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 18 Mar 2018


Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three jazz gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm


Colchester Arts Centre


Church Street,



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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality