A NIGHT of "superb musicianship and infectious vigour," is promised at a live gig in Holyhead.

The Philip Clouts Quartet is at the Ucheldre Centre, on Saturday.

Cape Town-born pianist/composer Philip Clouts is joined by rising star saxophonist Samuel Eagles, bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Kiran Bhatt.

Clouts’ South African roots have inspired a voyage of discovery that has led to him soaking up the joyful passion of Caribbean calypso, the bluesy melodies of middle eastern praise songs, the exuberant sway of Cuban dance music and the tuneful essence of Gospel while honouring jazz heroes including Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Charles Lloyd.

As a key member of the popular London-based world jazz ensemble Zubop and its offshoot ZubopGambia, with BBC World Music award-winner Juldeh Camara, Clouts created a solid body of work with African roots and since moving to Dorset UK in 2006.

He has responded to his new surroundings with impressionistic compositions that complement his world music interests, resonating with strong themes and packing a mighty rhythmical punch.

Reviewers have said of the band: “The best of British jazz,” Chris Phillips Jazz FM, “Precise ebullience and relaxed funkiness,” The Guardian and “a revelatory experience” UK Vibe.

The Philip Clouts Quartet is playing at the at Ucheldre Centre, Holyhead, from 7.30pm, on Saturday, April 13.