Charles Hayward and Kwake Bass are both drummers who use rhythm and sound to knock down walls and build deep connection.

Kwake and Charles have known each other for more than 20 years, blurring the lines between teacher and student so that influences and insights bounce back and forth. Together they will devise new music with a group of some of London’s finest players.

Charles Hayward has made music all his life. He has played drums since the age of 10, always with ears and eyes on making new music for people. His most recent album (Begin Anywhere) is a set of songs at the piano, released in June.

At the forefront of the new generation of London drummers, Kwake Bass has worked with acts as varied as DOOM (formally MF Doom), Mica Levi, Jonzi D, Jehst, Joey Badass, Kate Tempest, Shabaka Hutchings and Karl R. Able.