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About Rafe's Dilemma

Originally formed in 2017 as a commission for Bolton Worktown Festival in 2018, Jamil Sheriff, Nel Begley, Katie Patterson and Pete Turner were brought together, through their ties to Leeds and love of Jazz.


In 2019 the band went on to release their debut album ‘Rafe’s Dilemma’ (self-titled), recorded and produced by Sam Hobbs of Rebel Elements, with an accompanying Arts Council England supported tour.

This work was inspired by Bill Naughton’s ‘Spring and Port Wine’, exploring the multitude of emotions we all experience towards our families.

"A mesmerising performance which had the audience spellbound" Gary Ward, Darwen Music Project.

"A wonderfully satisfying blend of textures, rhythms, moods and emotions" Jez Matthews, The Lescar.

The project has just completed Jazz North’s Northern Line Scheme 2019/20 and are writing new material with the endorsement of award winning playwright Leo Butler.

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