Album Release and Tour

The time has finally come! All the hours of hard graft have now come to fruition and I’m delighted to announce that Fabled’s debut album will be released on 28.09.18 on Pictor Records!


We’ll be celebrating the release with a launch gig at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho on Monday 1st October – tickets are available HERE and following the launch gig, we’ll be heading off on an 11 date UK wide tour. All the dates can be found below and for more info visit the dates section of this website and follow the links.

9th Oct – Flute & Tankard, Cardiff
10th Oct – Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield
11th Oct – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
13th Oct – Anteros Arts, Norwich
16th Oct – Band on the Wall, Manchester
25th Oct – Future Inns, Bristol
26th Oct – The Dark Horse, Birmingham
27th Oct – Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside
11th Dec – St Ives Jazz Club, Cornwall
13th Dec – Soundcellar, Poole


Thanks so much to all those who helped us reach our goal on Kickstarter, we made it! Now onto the next step of mastering, printing and distributing the album, as well as working on the artwork and PR for the release – lots to keep me busy!

In the meantime, we’ll be playing at the Green Note on Sunday 3rd December and would love to see some of you there. Tickets nearly sold out so if you want to come and hear us play music from the album live, get your ticket now!

Filipe Montiero Quintet + Sam Rapley’s Fabled

Thanks again to everyone who helped us reach the Kickstarter goal and we can’t wait to share the album with you in April next year.


Pre-order Fabled’s debut album – Short Stories

We’ve launched a Kickstarter! We’ve been working on this for some time and are hugely excited that you can now pre-order our debut album – Short Stories – from our Kickstarter page! The page will only run until 26th October, so if you want to support us then don’t hang around!


As well as pre-ordering a CD, there are loads of great things on offer in exchange for your backing, including:

  • Limited Edition CDs with story book inside
  • Having your name printed on the album credits
  • A piece of music specially composed for you by me

And many more! Pledgers also get exclusive content and updates, such as videos, tracks from the album and first dibs on gig tickets. So if you like what you see / hear in the following video then get involved and become part of the Fabled family! For any more info about anything, feel free to get in touch with me.


Fabled Gigs Coming Up

Sam Rapley’s Fabled

I have 2 shows coming up in this next week with my band, Fabled, which you are all very warmly invited to. We’re really excited about them and we’ll be playing loads of new music from our upcoming album so hope to see some of you there!

Sunday 21st May, 7:30pm – Omnibus Arts Centre, 1 Clapham Common Northside
London SW4 0QW – TICKETS

Thursday 25th May, 8pm – Jazz Nursery, I’klectick Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG – TICKETS

Also, you can now keep up to date with my musical antics by joining this MAILING LIST. Fabled have been keeping super busy over the past few months and will be making some very exciting announcements soon so sign up now and don’t miss out!

More to follow soon.



February Update

Nearly a year since my last post so good to see I’m keeping these updates regular. In all honesty, the past year has been relatively quiet so there hasn’t been all that much to talk about but I do have some exciting things coming up that I wanted to share with you all.

Firstly, on 9th March at 5:30pm, I’ll be playing at the Wigmore Hall as part of Duo Chorinho, a duo with pianist, Sam Watts. The concert is themed around different areas of the world and so we’ve chosen lots of interesting and beautiful pieces of music from different cultures. It should be a great concert and it’s all being produced and promoted by a group of teenagers from Tower Hamlets AND it’s free! So many reasons to come and listen. More info / tickets here.

Then, later in March I’m going to be recording for Maria Chiara Argirò‘s debut album. I’ve been playing with Maria Chiara’s band for a year or so now and it’s been amazing fun, we’ve travelled around a lot, doing concerts in Rome, Florence, Paris and UK, and we’ve made lots of great music so I can’t wait to put it all onto an album. Keep your eyes peeled for the album release later this year.

And finally, some new videos to share with you. This year I joined Misha Mullov-Abbado‘s Group, I’ve loved listening to the band’s music previously and have played a lot with some of the original members, so it’s been a perfect fit coming into the band and playing Misha’s music. We’ve done two gigs so far this year, one in January at the Vortex Jazz Club and one just the other week at the Riverhouse Arts Centre. We’ve got one coming up on 20th March at Omnibus Arts Centre in Clapham, so do come along if you’d like to hear us play. To get an idea of what the band sounds like, you can check out these videos that were recorded at our Vortex gig:

Tata for now and more updates soon.

Fabled EP out now

My band, Fabled’s EP is out today! You can listen to it for free on Soundcloud and Bandcamp and if you like it you can download it on iTunes, Amazon etc. and can make CD orders on the Bandcamp page.

It was a lot of fun making this music and we’re all really excited to share it with everyone, so hope you enjoy listening! We have more live dates to be announced soon (including EP launch gig) so stay tuned and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates.

We also had a lovely review from Cellars and Lofts blog –

Upcoming gigs:
5th May – Spotted Dog, Birmingham
28th June – Omnibus Arts Centre, Clapham, London

New Fabled track – EP out on 12th March 2015

My band, Fabled, have a new track out today! It’s one of the tracks from our upcoming EP, which we’re glad to announce will be released on 12th March. If you like the track, you can now pre-order the full EP (download and/or CD) on Bandcamp.

Enjoy the track here – – and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular updates.

Hope you enjoy it and we look forward to sharing the rest of the music with you all on 12th March.


Duet is a short film written and directed by Irina Nedelcu. Writing the soundtrack was an amazing experience for me, not only getting to work with Irina on the script, in which the music was an integral part, but also in allowing me to write more through composed music, rather than the more improvisation-based style of jazz writing I had always previously used. We have just started work on Irina’s next film which will be out later this year.

Here is the finished film, as well as an audio track of the score made into a full length piano piece.

Duet from Irina Nedelcu on Vimeo.


Scott Chapman’s Proscenium

I’m really excited to be a part of Scott Chapman‘s Proscenium, playing clarinet and bass clarinet. Scott recently released some mega videos which were great fun to record and which also feature Nadim Teimoori (sax), Sam James (piano) and Conor Chaplin (bass), as well as Scott (drums) and myself (clarinets), playing Scott’s exciting compositions. Check them out here and take a look at Scott’s website to find out more info about the band, including upcoming gig dates:

– Friday 13th March (not one for the superstitious!) 1pm – Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London
– Sunday 14th June 7pm – Omnibus Arts Centre, Clapham, London

Trio Recordings

Back in August 2013, Matt Robinson (piano), Alex Munk (guitar) and I went into the studio to record a few tracks. We’d been playing together as a trio a lot at that time and were all enjoying exploring the different moods we could create with our instruments and the feeling of playing in a group more akin to a classical chamber ensemble than a traditional jazz trio. At the time, we did a series of concerts in churches, which hugely affected the way we played and choice of tunes.

We recorded 5 short tunes which have mostly kept under the radar until now, so we hope you enjoy listening to them. This trio has since developed into my newest band, Fabled.