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Coltrane. Coleman ….Coe.

‘Shove It’ tells the story of legendary Leeds jazz saxophonist Matthew Coe, aka Xero Slingsby and his band The Works.

From the streets of West Yorkshire (and over 40 arrests for busking) to the hottest jazz bars of Europe, Coe defined the anarchic jazz punk scene of the 1980s – winning Battle of the Bands even after treatment for the brain tumour which would ultimately claim his life at just 30 years of age.

Featuring Matthew’s widow Sally Coe and the remaining members of the band Louis Colan and Gene Velocette, ‘Shove It’ combines archive material, including some never seen before concert footage and behind the scenes Super8, with insights and of those who knew, loved, were inspired by and are still inspired by Xero Slingsby nearly 35 years after his death.