Tuk Tuk

A trio of creative musicians based in Cardiff, Tuk Tuk are a sax led group that perform tunes of memorable melodic lines and highly percussive group improvisation. With the absence of a chordal instrument they have flourished, creating a strong collective sound, rich in textures and subtle soundscapes.
  The writing has an undeniably contemporary feel yet with a firm foot in the past, citing a range of influences, from legends like John Coltrane and Joe Henderson, to modern the greats of Mark Guiliana, Avashai Cohen and Ben Wendel.
 Tuk Tuk will take you on an exploration with each passing moment, so sit back and enjoy the ride

Digital EP available at https://joenorthwood.bandcamp.com/album/tuk-tuk

Joe Northwood – Saxophone

Aidan Thorne – Double Bass


Award winning bass player Aidan Thorne has been a creative force on the Welsh music scene for many years. He runs his own band Duski which will release their debut album with Cambrian Records towards the end of 2016. He also keeps busy touring internationally with Slowly Rolling Camera, Burum and Khamira. Alongside his busy performing schedule Aidan also is an in demand session musician and can be heard on the music of David Ian Roberts, Julie Murphy and the soundtrack to the BBC series ‘Hinterland’ to name a few recent projects.

As well as a performer Aidan also teaches in schools and at the University of South Wales as a bass and ensemble tutor. Aidan and Joe have worked together for 8 years and the new project Tuk Tuk brings their experiences together for an exciting sound.

Paolo Adamo – Drums


Since moving to Bristol in 2012, Italian native Paolo, has become a highly sought session drummer. Known in the area for being a member of the Bristol Afro-beat band “Mankala” and many other musical project like, Empyreal 4TeT, Ibou Tall and Jazzmates, The Bristol European Jazz Ensemble and Arketta.

He has performed with some of the UK’s top players, such as Andy Sheppard, Jake McMurchie, John Law Ben Waghorn, Andy Hague, Kevin Figes and James Gardiner Bateman.

Paolo and Joe met in 2015 at a jam session at one of Bristol’s most vibrant venues, The Canteen. Over the past year have grown a strong musical relationship, meeting on various gigs, culminating in the formation of Tuk Tuk.