Prestwich Deluxe is a mythical jazz club set in the small country village of Prestwich, north Manchester, as seen through the imagination of the players; the original music is derived from the jazz clubs of the ’50s, focusing on short compact tunes in the style of Charles Mingus, Horace Silver and Eddie Harris, fusing ear-catching tunes with infectious grooves
“Prestwich Deluxe comprised trumpet maestro Richard Iles and his band of excellent musicians playing classic straight ahead stuff to a pleasingly packed festival tent on Saturday afternoon. It was great to see such a big audience for a jazz gig, something Richard noted too. The written horn parts from Richard and Tim France on sax were all played with masterful precision, the solos from both also reaching a consistently high watermark, with Jamie Sheriff on piano, Pete Turner on double bass and Eryl Roberts on drums all honouring the spirit of the pieces admirably. Eventually Iles enlightened us as to the meaning of their evocative band name, it being a mythical jazz club set in the small country village of Prestwich, north Manchester, as seen through the imagination of the players. The Iles penned ‘Prestwich Deluxe’ track was also one of the best, displaying a compositional subtlety that’s his very own. No great surprises here you might say, but it was classic stuff delivered with genuine panache.