Kyle Eastwood takes a break from penning amazing soundtracks for his father Clint’s movies for a live Irish show at Whelan’s on 30th October 2011. Tickets priced €29 including booking fee are on sale now.
Kyle Eastwood grew up in Carmel, California, as the eldest son of actor Clint Eastwood. As a child he listened to records of jazz stars such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Miles Davis playing in the house. His father had been attending the Monterey Jazz Festival since it began in 1958 and when his children were born it became a yearly family outing. Kyle's childhood had jazz as its soundtrack and he credits his father with introducing him to the joys of the bass line.
Since signing to Candid Records in 2004, Kyle has toured extensively around the world; his 2010 dates took him through 17 countries to the likes of The Olympia (Paris), Jazz in Marciac (France), The Monterey Jazz Festival (California), The Jurasum Festival (South Korea), the Blue Notes in Tokyo and New York, Kampnagel (Hamburg) and Ronnie Scott’s (London). The music resonates with swing, groove and funk overtones; "my roots remain in jazz but I like adding all kinds of different flavours" said Kyle.
Today Kyle Eastwood is less and less the son of Clint and more of a universally respected musician and leader in his own right. A virtuoso bassist on electric and upright as well as a talented composer with a keen ear for great tunes as well as the subtleties of modern jazz, he is right at the forefront of the contemporary scene, having chosen to immerse himself in the music he loves.
With this new album Kyle set out to capture the sounds and energy with which his band regularly tour the world to sell out crowds.
“Eastwood’s music is all about style” (Jazzwise)
"Thoughtful, contemplative, admirably understated and highly listenable." (Evening Standard)
“Kyle Eastwood’s band are a hot live act. Driven byEastwood’s bass guitar , they inject life into audiences, getting them moving and grooving”(BBC Music Online)
“Very sharp work. There’s no denying Kyle has imagination and skill” (The Observer)