STOCK play music as predictable and varied as Melbourne’s weather. The band formerly known as "B for Chicken” have been performing regularly in Melbourne since 2011 developing and refining the groups powerful, unified, interactive style. The band reference Ellington & Coltrane and the blues while leaning forward to embrace the 21st Century, with a nod to everything in between. Using their upcoming debut album as an opportunity to rebrand STOCK will be released on Lionsharecords for distribution by MGM in early 2020 and is due to be officially launched later in the year.
"from bebop to free jazz and jazz inflected with rock, funk and diverse music from around the globe. This quartet can dig deep anywhere across that gamut. ...like looking at the blues through a dissonant kaleidoscope.” Sydney Morning Herald
“You play like you’re from the jungle” George Russell
"I can hear influences as diverse as Archie Shepp, Jan Garbarek, Ben Webster, Gato Barbieri, Dave Liebman... But particularly, of Mark Simmonds, who is one of the heroes of jazz saxophone in this country" Dale Barlow
“He appears unable to play an ordinary solo.” Jazzwise UK