Nubiyan Twist are a Leeds-conceived, London-based, genre-fluid musical collective orchestrated by guitarist/producer Tom Excell. Their expansive, eclectic music is a seamless meld of soul, funk, jazz, hip-hop, reggae, Indian classical music, gnawa, soukous, and electronic dance music. Ranging from ten to twelve members, the band includes primary vocalists in saxophonist Nick Richards and percussionist Pilo Adami, as well as a four-piece horn section, dubbed live electronics, and a large rhythm section that all serve to create powerful live performances in intimate jazz clubs, and on large dancefloors and festival stages.
Their 2019 sophomore full-length Jungle Run on Strut featured guest spots by Afrobeat drum legend Tony Allen and Ethiopian jazzman Mulatu Astatke. After a handful of singles in 2020 and early 2021, including "Tittle Tattle" (feat. Cherise), "Buckle Up" (feat. Soweto Kinch), and "If I Know" (feat. K.O.G.), they issued the long-player Freedom Fables in March 2021.