Bex Burch

photocredit: Yukitaka Amemiya

Bex Burch is a composer, percussionist and improviser. Fundamentally she believes in the transformative power of music and aims to create music which truly resonates. She builds her own instrument (augmented gyil), and makes music in the jazz+ community drawing from classical, minimalist and Dagaare Ghanaian influences.

Bex was apprentice to Dagaare xylophonist Thomas Sekgura, formed influential band Vula Viel in 2015, has performed live on BBC 6 Music for Gilles Peterson, Café OTO, Total Refreshment Centre, WOMAD, Moers Festival, Bezau Beatz, Willisau Jazz Festival and Music Meeting as Artist in Focus.

Bex is involved in multiple collaborations with Peter Zummo, Kuljit Bhamra, Magnus Mehta, Hector Plimmer, Max Hallet, Emanative, Tamar Osborn, Leafcutter John, and new project 'Flock' (Strut Records coming 2022).

As well as writing and performing music, Bex mixes, produces records and curates radio shows including BBC Radio 4’s Four Thought, BBC6 Music’s Freakzone playlist, and Worldwide FM including a guest mix for Steve Reed Foundation Day.

Supported by

Thanks to Sound and Music’s New Voices and PRS Foundation for making this work possible. New Voices is supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation, RVW Trust, Garrick Charitable Trust, Cockayne and London Community Foundation.

Past gigs

WOMAD / Shambala / Latitude / Willisau Jazz Festival / Bezau Beatz / Moers Festival / Music Meeting (Artist in Focus) / Jazz in E. / Café OTO / Ronnie Scott’s / Purcell Room / Total Refreshment Centre / Bestival

Upcoming gigs / All past gigs


UK, USA & Canada: Peter Conway
GAS territories: Tobias
BeNeLux: Red Cat Artists
Live tech specs download

Press & promo
Vula Viel

Press release download
Promo photos download
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Bex Burch + Leafcutter John

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