This is an archive of the band profile for Trio VD.

There are 3 of them. They are all called Chris.

Chris Sharkey - Electric Guitar Christophe de Bezenac - Alto Sax Chris Bussey - Drums
"...Tim Berne meets Queens Of The Stone Age at a party thrown by Derek Bailey..." - Martin Robertson: Leeds Guide

Since their first performances in early 2006, trioVD have proved themselves to be amongst the most exciting and energetic bands associated with the Leeds Improvised Music Association (LIMA).

("LIMA are rapidly making a name for producing some of the most progressive sounds anywhere in the country" - Daniel Spicer: Jazzwise)

The group originally began as the duo project of guitarist Chris Sharkey and alto saxophonist Christophe de Bezenac but was soon augmented by the Bradford-born Chris Bussey on drums.

Inspired by the D.I.Y music scene, trioVD have toured the U.K extensively with their heavy mix of Improv, Rock, Electronica and Jazz. Normally consisting of one set, trioVD perfomances blend written and improvised material in a startling, fresh manner. Along the way the band respectfully tip their collective hat to both contemporary jazz (Tim Berne, Hilmar Jenson's Tyft) and 'Post-Rock' (Lightning Bolt, Battles).

They have performed with The Hub, Volt, Dananananackroyd, Sincabeza, Neptune, Frank Vigroux and Marc Ducret..