Practically Married

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Spiegelsaal Berlin. Photo Dovile Sermokas

Declan Forde – Piano

James Banner – Bass

Since 2015, Practically Married have collaborated with Vilde&Inga, Tobias Delius, John Hollenbeck, Max Andrzejewski, João Lopes Pereira, Eric Vaughn and many more, and have become a regular fixture on the Berlin jazz and improvised music scene. They also perform as part of other acts including the award-winning Rachel Sermanni and James Banner’s USINE, and have performed sold out shows at Spiegesaal and Konzerthaus Berlin (with Fabiana Striffler and Mirna Bogdanovic) and Leeds Jazz Festival in 2018. They have 4 releases with guests available on Bandcamp, and currently curate a bi-monthly improvised music series with guests at Berlin’s Donau115, named ‘one of the best jazz clubs in Europe’ by The Guardian. They will release their debut duo album in 2022, which was recorded direct to tape by Guy Sternberg, as well as a second album, Live at Cafe Dias with João Lopes Pereira.

Live 2022

Lisbon tour #2 with João Lopes Pereira

5.4 // 19h // Água Ardente

5.4 // 23h // o Limbo

6.4 // 19h30 // Penha Sco

7.4 // 19h // Cafe Dias

16.4. – Practically Married #35 with Lukas Akintaya – Donau115, Berlin

29.5. – Practically Married with Toby Delius + Jordan Dinsdale – ZigZag, Berlin

4.6. – Practically Married with Michaël Attias + Toby Delius – Sowieso, Berlin

5.6. – with Greg Cohen – Donau115, Berlin

30.6. – Practically Married #36 with Birgitta Flick + Toby Delius – Donau115, Berlin

31.8. – Practically Married #37 meets Borage (Megan Jowett/James Banner) – Donau115, Berlin

1.10. – Practically Married with Michaël Attias + Toby Delius – Donau115, Berlin

26.10. – Practically Married #38 w guests TBC – Donau115, Berlin

EU Tour with João Lopes Pereira

16.11. – Donau115, Berlin

17.11. – Transit, Berlin

18.-19. – TBC

20.11. – Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, Berlin

21.-23. – TBC

24.-26.11 – Hot Club – Lisbon

16.12. – Practically Married #39 w guests TBC – Donau115, Berlin


Donau115 series teasers:


Upcoming releases:

Debut duo release – 2022

Live at Cafe Dias with João Lopes Pereira – tbc 2022

Previous guests:

2015 – present at DONAU115, Sowieso, Miss Hecker and other grassroots venues – in duo and with guests including Greg Cohen, Evi Filippou, Sofia Borges, Eldar Tsalikov, Liron Yariv, Dima Bondarev, João Lopes Pereira, Will Howard, Mirna Bogdanovic, Jordan Dinsdale, Leo Forde, Fabiana Striffler, Paul Santner, Ugo Alunni, Tobias Delius, Nick Dunston, Rachel Sermanni, Percy Pursglove, John Hollenbeck, Uli Kempendorff, Julian Erdem, Rudi Mahall, Meschiya Lake, Fermín Merlo, Matthew Herd, Max Andrzejewski, Jeff Williams, Richard Koch, Joel Hunter String Trio, Vilde&Inga, Percy Pursglove + more

Collaborations: Rachel Sermanni (UK/Berlin Concerts, ‘So It Turns’ Album Recording), Meschiya Lake (UK/Berlin Concerts + Album Recording 2019)

Festival performances: Festival USA at Konzerthaus Berlin; Leeds Jazz Festival 2018


— Practically Married + João Lopes Pereira – Lisbon Tour 2019 —
Café Dias
Fábrica do Braço de Prata
Alô Alô
O Bom O Mau e O Vilão

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with Vilde&Inga, 2015