THREE musicians drawn from disparate backgrounds have joined forces to form a musical tour-de-force.
Billed as the soul-mod-jazz supergroup, Trio Valore was formed originally from Paul Weller's formidable live band of the mid 2000s.
The Trio's original line-up featured Steve White on drums, Damon Minchella on bass with Seamus Beaghan on Hammond organ.
After releasing a widely acclaimed album in 2008, the Trio toured the UK and Europe playing festivals and live shows extensively through 2009.
In 2013 the band were asked to reform for the 10th anniversary of Italian label Record Kicks and started off in Naples with their new line up featuring Manchester-based rising star Justin Shearn on keyboards.
Steve White joined The Style Council at the age of 17 and is considered by many to be the UK's finest drummer of his generation, playing on 15 albums with the legendary Paul Weller.
As a solo artist Steve has released four albums. As a sideman he's been one of the founders of the Acid Jazz movement with Galliano and he played with The Young Desciples, JTQ and Working Week, The Players, through to New Orleans legend Dr John and the late great Ian Dury.
Steve is also recognised as the youngest musician to perform at Live Aid in Wembley in 1985.
Damon Minchella formed Brit Pop heroes Ocean Colour Scene, going on to sell over three million albums before leaving to 2004. He has also been the
first call bassist for Paul Weller for more than 12 years. Other artists he has performed with include The Players, The Who, Dr John, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney and Amy Winehouse.
Trio Valore aim their music at the heart and the feet - a dance band in the old school style. The band released their first autonomous album Return Of The Iron Monkey in 2008 and have already experienced a mass of media interest and a heavyweight fan base thanks to the pedigree of the musicians involved.
The gig is a very intimate one with just 140 tickets on sale. It starts at 8pm on Friday, October 25, in The Met Studio. Tickets are £12.50 no concessions. Call 01785 254653 or see www.stafford gatehousetheatre to book.