A PREHISTORICALLY named band have been announced to perform as part of this year’s Harwich Festival.

Dinosaur, who are nominated for Mercury Prize, will be back in action with a range of immensely colourful new music, full of imagination.

Led by BBC New Generation Artist 2015 to 2017, trumpeter Laura Jurd, their highly-anticipated second album, named Wonder Trail, sees the band further their exploration into the world of synth-pop meets jazz band as they present a journey of mesmerising new compositions.

The rest of the group include Elliot Galvin on synths, Conor Chaplin on electric bass, and Corrie Dick on drums.

The band have toured extensively in Europe and beyond at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals, including North Sea Jazz, Montreal Jazz Festival and Molde International Jazz Festival.

They have also collaborated with some of the UK’s most celebrated ensembles, including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Northern Sinfonia and the Ligeti Quartet.

Simon Ashley, of the Harwich Festival, said: “We are tremendously excited to have Dinosaur perform at this year’s festival.

“Dinosaur are one of the most original and cutting-edge young bands on the music scene today, as was recognised by their nomination in last year’s Mercury Prize awards.

“Their sounds know no boundaries and there is no let-up in their live concerts, with the sonic explorations of Laura Jurd on trumpet and synths and Elliot Galvin on keyboards backed by a hard-driving rhythm section of Conor Chaplin on electric bass and Corrie Dick on drums.

“They will be presenting music from their second CD, which is being launched just before the festival.

“Dinosaur are on the verge of becoming one of the big new names of 2018 and we are all really looking forward to presenting them in St Nicholas’ Church for this special festival date.”

For more information, visit www.harwichfestival.co.uk.