Improvizone

About us

Improvizone play live ambient semi-background music for bars and public places. We can be the centre of attention on a stage, but usually we like to sit in the corner creating our music while people talk and come and go around us.

We formed in 2006 as an online place for improvising musicians to share their recordings, which we would use as a means to recruit new people to play live with. Our live appearances began in 2007 with a monthly residency at Imbibe Bar in Southwark. Subsequently we played at some other locations in Central London, including the Design Museum, then maintained regular appearances for the next couple of years at The Plough in North East London. There we became not so much a background band as a feature, for which we introduced our own accompanying video projections.

Our approach is heavily based on electronics, including live percussion, encompassing legacy and modern technologies, from rare analogue effects pedals to our own looping and drum software. Our use of electronics enables us to record very easily and build up our large free mp3 library of appealing instrumental music. It also means that, unlike most live bands, we can play at a controlled volume to suit the venue.

Try one of these example tracks...

Or let a machine choose for you using our random player.