They launched a weekly Monday night livestream session, direct from their living room, which not only garnered thousands of views, but also allowed them to rehearse and refine a catalogue of their favourite songs.
The result is Monday Nights; a mix of reimagined classics and original compositions featuring British singer-songwriter Sophie on vocals and guitar alongside Canadian expat Tom Lyne on acoustic & electric bass.
“Bancroft & Lyne succeed in doing is add a veneer of most eloquent intimacy to the art of the [voice and bass] duet.” JAZZDAGAMA
“The music here is jazz and folk, delivered with an intimacy and joy.” Michael Dohery’s Music Log
“If there ever was a jazz orientated album to induce a sense of calm and tranquillity to the listener, this one is surely it.” JAZZVIEWS
“This is music to chill to, possibly over a nightcap. Bancroft’s lyrics are thoughtful and poignant, the overall sound calming and warm – just the ticket for the present, Covid times.” London Jazz News
“a joy from start to finish” JAZZVIEWS
“an album of the highest class, superbly produced, and entertaining” JAZZVIEWS
“the music set me wondering why on earth I hadn’t heard of these two superb musicians before” BEBOP SPOKEN HERE
Full Reviews for Monday Nights
Previously from Tom Lyne
In 2018 Tom set up Aspects of Sound working as a sound designer in film, television and theater. This incorporates all aspects of audio production, sound design, composition and orchestration.
Tom’s CD Far From Mars 2016, provides a showcase of computer and electronic based music highlighting his compositions and production skills as well as his work as a multi-instrumentalist. Far From Mars takes you on a unique sonic journey that will move your heart and mind. This music is packed with energy and improvisation that captures a sense of the 70s and 80s generated with a palette of modern production and innovation. The album began as a series of instrumental improvisations that developed into a set of generously arranged, concise and exciting compositions. This is an album that asks for careful listening to get a full sense of the detail and production, but is also immediately rewarding for the casual listener.