The Brightlight Trio
The Brightlight trio are a newly formed Jazz fusion group hailing from Belfast.
Consisting of established musicians, Rick Swann on Trumpet, Organ & Vocals, Rohan Armstrong on Double Bass & Eunan McLaughlin on drumset – all of whom are carving out a niche for themselves in the Irish jazz music scene.
Rick has been pioneering The Jazz jam sessions in Belfast along with his residences in The Albany, The Perch and Ollies to name a few, not to mention his European touring schedule as a touring club performer.
Eunan is now a sought out in demand player on the Irish scene and has been busy with his own quartet this past year, playing at the festival last year along with the Derry Jazz & Big Band and playing on the main stage at Stendhal Festival Of Art. On top of just returning home from a UK tour, he is hoping to release his debut EP mid July so keep an eye out for it.
Rohan fronts his own group Velvet Alibi, an 11 piece groove based originals band. He also plays with the John Leighton trio, Gay McIntyre, Fiona and John Trotter.
This is a fantastic trio of musicians who effortlessly blend jazz into modern RnB and funk. This year they will be bringing a few special guests with them so get down early as this will be one to watch.