Upcoming dates

Posted: October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

I’ll be playing around the UK this month and next with Vula Viel. Check out upcoming dates here. I’ll also be in Ireland for a short tour with clarinetist Matthew Berrill and pianist Andrew Oliver in November. Hope to see you at a gig!

PUNCH album launch

Posted: July 28, 2016 in Uncategorized

I’ll be playing with Elliot Galvin and Tom McCredie this Monday 1st August at The Vortex Jazz Club to launch the Elliot Galvin Trio’s new album PUNCH. Hope you can make it!

Doors 8pm | £10 | details


Thursday 7th July
Vortex Jazz Club
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Berrill / Roth / Oliver
Matthew Berrill – clarinets
Andrew Oliver – piano
Simon Roth – drums

Hailing from Ireland, UK and America this new trio play a collection of self-penned and contemporary pieces that celebrate diversity and global musics.

The first set comes from the incredible saxophonist Joe Wright:

Joe Wright is an award winning saxophonist and electronic musician based in London. He has performed around the UK in a variety of settings, from his solo work to groups such as duck-rabbit and ensembles with musicians such as Terry Day, Mark Sanders, Alex Ward, Hannah Marshall and more.

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Coming up on Thursday 19th May near Waterloo…


Some of you may know that I am from a family of musicians. Whilst we have performed and toured a lot in many different combinations and contexts, it’s actually very rare that we perform publicly as a trio. This is mainly due to the threat of emotional blackmail and our incredibly large egos.

Jokes aside, I hope you can make it to i’Klectik Art Lab on Thursday 19th May at 8pm

Nick Roth – saxophone
Alex Roth – guitar
Simon Roth – drums

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The trio’s first gig in London this year. Hope you can make it!

Scaffold for Simon

Posted: January 29, 2016 in Uncategorized
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In the summer last year I was sitting in a car with my composer friend Neil Tòmas Smith when he announced that he had written a solo drum kit piece for me. He proceeded to hand me a scrap of paper loosely outlining the piece. I subsequently lost the piece of paper (although I never told Neil that) and forgot all about it. Then I had an email from Neil a few month ago with the full score for ‘Scaffold for Simon’ attached as a PDF. He entered it for a performance through LSO’s Soundhub initiative and I found out at the beginning of the year that it was chosen to be part of a concert this coming Saturday 30th January at LSO St Luke’s in London. The piece explores the idea of switching between three ideas in three different tempos and it’s been a really enjoyable challenge to learn it.