Modern jazz band BADBADNOTGOOD uses old-school film techniques on latest tour

16mm film projections
(Image credit: Hannah Rooke)

BADBADNOTGOOD (BBNG) just played a sold-out show at the O2 Academy in Bristol. Hailing from Toronto, Canada, the four-piece jazz band delivered an energetic, technically demanding set as they worked their way through songs from their latest album, Talk Memory. But as incredible as they were, it was the visuals that brought the whole show together.

Even if they had played in a dark room with no lights and no visuals, I would’ve walked away thinking, “yeah, that was a damn good show”. There is no denying the skill this band possesses - smashing out intricate melodies, switching between instruments and working as one, tight, unit, their sound is equal amounts of expressive, experimental and a true treat for your ears.  

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.