About us

Set up by Jon James, we're a group of professional musicians and educators with a mission of inspiring creativity through our gigs and workshops. We work across all musical styles.

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The Spider sound:

Acoustic, lyrical, delicious textures, often mellow, sometimes groove-based, always improvisatory. Influences range from Sudanese rhythms to Coltrane, Reich and Scriabin. 

Workshops:

We work alongside any group looking to develop their creative skills. It could be schoolchildren wanting to compose, conservatoire students wanting to development their improvisation, or a dance troupe wanting to throw new shapes. Let's talk.

Line-up includes:

Jonathan James - Keys

Harriet Riley - Marimba/

Percussion

Nick Malcom - Trumpet

Sophie Wilsdon - Clarinet

Alex Pearson - Double Bass

Greg Sterland - Saxophone