zen bicycle band

zen bicycle band


The Zen Bicycle Band play exciting and accessible improvised music unlike anything you've ever heard. They create a unique fusion of eastern and western musical forms incorporating elements of jazz, rock and dance, touched by influences as diverse as the baroque, blues, qawwali and gamelan.
It’s a freeform flowing stream of connectivity between three individual players…like the Japanese calligraphy art of ‘Direct Deed’ only this is spontaneous composition, made and played in the moment.


Paul Cheneour: flautist/composer, trained at the Guildhall School of Music London under Professor Rainer Schuelein. He has 38 Cd albums to his credit published by Northstar music UK, 5 major films; including EMMA award winning ‘6th Happiness’ and ‘Hideous Kinky’. Best Foreign film winner in 2007 ‘In The Place of the Dead’ 4 videos and 4 documentaries including BBC 2's Egyptian Journeys by Dan Cruickshank. Appearing in and producing the DVD film ‘The Painter and the Musician’ with Joanna Jones, plus short film Out-OF Tune with Enam Hague. Paul was voted No: 74 in "The world’s best 100 jazz flautists of all time” by www.digitaldreamdoor.com readers in 2005. CDs ‘Space ‘N Time’, ‘Sound Sketches’ (solo flutes) and Sound Sculptures with Maquenzie form part of the cross channel Transmettre/Transmit art installation in St Omer’s Chapel des Jesuits France and Walmer Castle Dover Kent. The Zen Bicycle Band CD and Videos are Paul’s latest project.

Dave Robinson: Mallet-kat/ Percussion began as a drummer with local bands then progressing to tuned percussion he became a regular in theatre pits across Yorkshire and the Midlands. As a vibraphonist he was very influenced by Lionel Hampton, gaining popularity on the Sheffield Jazz circuit and further a field working with, amongst others, legendary Boogie-Woogie Pianist Bob Hall. Since relocating to Kent he has worked with a number of bands and released 4 successful albums. Dave is in demand both as a musician and DJ, producing a blend of traditional and modern music utilising acoustic and electronic percussion.

Clive Fletcher: Double bassist, bass-guitarist, composer, guitarist, and vocalist holds postgraduate degrees of M.Mus and M.Phil. along with a PGCE and the LRAM diploma from The Royal Academy of Music. He also works in symphony and chamber orchestras as well as teaching double bass at Christ Church University, Canterbury, UK. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Clive's musical Interests include historically informed music performance, Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical music, World Music, Blues, and Jazz (all styles, especially be-bop, modern and fusion), and Rock.


CD: Zen Bicycle
Produced: Paul Cheneour, Dave Robinson, Clive Fletcher
© 2008 (P) 2008
CD: Essence
Produced: Paul Cheneour, Dave Robinson, Clive Fletcher
© 2011 (P) 2011

Set List

The Zen Bicycle Band create their music from the point they begin their performance. There is no set list and no pre-planning. Spontaneous creativity, but always accessible