"... pianist Jeremy Woolhouse and bassist Shannon Birchall; a pair who push hard against convention even as they effortlessly reanimate the beauty, symmetry and camaraderie [of the duo setting]” - Nick DeRiso - Something Else
As a pianist and composer, Jeremy Woolhouse has been commended for lyrical melodies and elegant use of harmony. He received critical acclaim for recordings and performance in his original jazz-tango group Estuary Three, jazz trio Woolhouse-Michailidis-Robertson and solo project The Persistence of Dreaming. Jeremy leads Silverbeat Quartet and performs in number of outstanding projects for festivals, jazz clubs and concert venues.
Shannon Birchall is revered as a virtuoso of double bass. His credits range from the MSO, traditional-jazz-punk-band The Hoodangers, Austro-Cuban septet Sally Ford and the Pachuco Playboys, tex-mex band Texicali Rose, Deborah Conway, and The Spaghetti Western Orchestra. He spent several years as bassist for John Butler, who described him as part of "the best line up I have performed with .... a pleasure to live, love, learn, record and tour with.”
“...richly layered, and emotionally stirring music .. [with] a strongly narrative, even ‘cinematic’ quality.” - Dan Nilsson, ejazznews