The Uptown Rhythm Collective is a loose, project driven combination of diverse talents formed around the core axis of Neill Solomon and Dan Chiorboli, both founder members of the original Uptown Rhythm Dogs,with Greg Georgiades who replaced Tony Lizard Hunter in the band. Tony was tragically killed in a motor accident.They are arguably one of South Africa’s first and most influential world music groups of the 80’s.
Most of the artists involved in this unique collaborative experience have crossed paths with either Neill, Dan or Greg at some point in their colourful musical careers.
The Collective’s recently released debut album “Different Places” features Neill Solomon, Dan Chiorboli and multi-string instrumentalist Greg Hadjiyorki Georgiades together with N’Faly Kouyate the great kora player and singer from Guinea, and Rene Lacaille the legendary accordionist from Reunion Island. Other musician’s on the album include Sez Adams and Chris Tokalon.It was recorded by Adrian Hamilton at Neill Solomon’s Passage One Music Studio’s in Johannesburg,South Africa.
The album was produced,mixed and arranged by Mauritz Lotz.
The video was Directed by Cian McClelland.