“Mantrata are a unique, eclectic fusion band formed by the bass player Tim Powell, who writes all the compositions. These are inspired by the ethnic musics of the Eastern Mediterranean, the Near East and Africa as well as modal jazz pioneers such as John Coltrane. 
The compositions consist of melodic themes - with bass and drums gripping a strong, driving groove throughout – which act as a basis for exciting and inventive improvisations.

Formed in Luton two years ago, this band is fast-achieving cult status and are not to be missed.