Formed in 2012, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a collaborative band performing original music with influences from the classic organ trios of the past and current jazz musicians alike. The music is written as a group with an emphasis on both written material and extended improvisation.
‘These three push all the buttons, tick all the boxes. You want funk? you got it? You want Jazz? It’s right there. Maybe you want to go a little towards the outside? They’ll take you there and bring you back in one piece’. Lance Liddle – Bebop Spoken Here
‘The album closes on a majestic crescendo that is yet another of the many disparate characteristics that go up to make one of the album releases of the year for this reviewer. Gracefulness and power are very difficult to attain without upsetting the equilibrium, but this release manages that fine balancing act with a great deal of dignity.’- Jazz Goes to Leeds
In 2014 Svarc Hanley Longhawn were selected by Jazz North to feature on the Northern Line Jazz Roster. Northern line is Jazz North’s innovative scheme for supporting touring for northern jazz musicians across the north of England. The scheme aims to encourage new or cautious promoters to book selected northern artists by reducing the financial risk.