Upcoming gigs

15.05.2020. The Crescent. York.

Ouroboros presents
The Haggis Horns
+ DJ Mr Green
The Crescent, York
Friday 15th May, 7.30pm

Tickets are £12.50 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

The infamous Haggis Horns hardly need any introduction, having been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they came to our attention on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds”. They have four funk-fuelled albums under their belt, ‘Hot Damn!’ (2007), ‘Keep On Movin’ (2009), ‘What Comes To Mind’ (2015) “One Of These Days” (2017) and they have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking breakbeats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop. Their forthcoming album is due this spring.

The members of The Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Morcheeba, Roots Manuva, Lou Donaldson, Elbow, Nightmares On Wax, Dennis Coffey, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Robbie Williams, Duran Duran, Craig Charles Presents The Fantasy Funk Band, Lisa Stansfield, Finley Quaye, The Cinematic Orchestra, Martina Topley-Bird, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall & Snowboy, to name a few!

Ouroboros presents
The Haggis Horns
+ DJ Mr Green
The Crescent, York
Friday 15th May, 7.30pm

Tickets are £12.50 in advance (more on the door) and are available from Earworm Records, the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

16.05.2020. Band On The Wall. Manchester.

It’s been a while but the UK’s top funk/jazz-funk band are back! The Haggis Horns launch their 5th LP at Band on the Wall on Saturday 16th May as part of an extensive UK promotional tour. Three years since their last album, expect a great night of heavy live funk, soul and jazz-funk from one of the best bands in the land.

Since they first hit the music scene in 1999, The Haggis Horns have established themselves as one of the top funk/jazz-funk bands in the country. Their now legendary horn section has worked with Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Martha Reeves, Lou Donaldson, Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few. In 2007, they released their debut LP “Hot Damn!” with UK hip-hop/soul/jazz/beats label First Word Records followed up in 2010 with their second album for the label “Keep On Moving”. In 2015, they released their third album “What Comes To Mind” on their own new label Haggis Records and in summer 2017, they dropped their first single on the label “Take It Back” featuring guest rapper Doc Brown. The fourth Haggis Horns album “One Of These Days” was released on Haggis Records in autumn 2017. In the last few years, they’ve been busy gigging across the UK and Europe plus working on solo side projects for their label but this summer, they’re back with album number five.

Support comes from Manchester neo-soul/hip-hop/jazz singer Mali Hayes, a regular performer at Band on the Wall. She’s been featured on Gilles Peterson’s “Future Bubblers” series and recently released her latest single “Oceans”, a collaboration with Manchester hip-hop/soul MC LayFullStop. Get down early to catch her and the quartet doing their deep soul vibes.

DJs Lubi (DIG Family/RE:SOUL – Leeds) and Irfan Rainy (Rainy City/Community – Manchester) will be playing soulful, jazzy and funky music before, between and after live sets, both in the main room and in the bar, from 7pm-11pm.

This is a standing show.

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FOOD AND DRINK
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Open from 5pm on gig nights, our bar is the perfect pre-show meeting place. Every gig night we serve up a range of freshly-prepared pizza, bar snacks, over 50 speciality gins with paired tonic waters, beers, wines, fine spirits and more.

Get down early and sample our delicious food and renowned gin menu.

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HAPPY HOUR
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Sun-Fri 5-7pm / Sat 12pm-7pm

Pint Carlsberg Pilsner £3
Bottle House Wine £12
Prosecco £15
Two Cocktails £12
House doubles £5
Pizza & Pint/Soft Drink £9
Two Pizzas & Bottle House Wine £20

More info: https://bandonthewall.org/food-drink/

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22.05.2020. Brudenell Social Club. Leeds.

Tickets Here 

It’s been a while but the UK’s top funk/jazz-funk band are back! The Haggis Horns launch their 5th LP at Brudenell Social Club on Friday 22nd May as part of an extensive UK promotional tour. Three years since their last album and Leeds show and six years since their last Brudenell show, they’re back courtesy of DJ Lubi for another great night of heavy live funk, soul and jazz-funk from one of the best in the land.

Since they first hit the music scene in 1999, The Haggis Horns have established themselves as one of the top funk/jazz-funk bands in the country. Their now legendary horn section has worked with Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Martha Reeves, Lou Donaldson, Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae to name a few. In 2007, they released their debut LP “Hot Damn!” with UK hip-hop/soul/jazz/beats label First Word Records followed up in 2010 with their second album for the label “Keep On Moving”. In 2015, they released their third album “What Comes To Mind” on their own new label Haggis Records and in summer 2017, they dropped their first single on the label “Take It Back” featuring guest rapper Doc Brown. The fourth Haggis Horns album “One Of These Days” was released on Haggis Records in autumn 2017. In the last few years, they’ve been busy gigging across the UK and Europe plus working on side projects. Band members George Cooper (keys) and Malcolm Strachan (trumpet) are releasing solo jazz projects on the band’s label Haggis Records in 2020. However, when a Haggis Horns new LP is being produced, all band members rush back to jump on the project. A pure labour of love so everyone wants to be part of it. The band only play once a year these days in their home city so if you love funk, do not miss it.

05.06.2020. Voodoo Rooms. Edinburgh.

The Haggis Horns are an eight piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul, hip-hop and afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians. The members have performed and recorded with many top artists including: The Cinematic Orchestra, Lou Donaldson, Nightmares on wax, Roots Manuva, Mark Ronson, Stuart Zender (Jamiroqui’s bassist), Corinne Bailey-Rae, Snowboy, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Odyssey, Martina Topley-Bird, Lily Allen, Candie Payne, The New Mastersounds and Amy Winehouse. The Haggis horns are featured on the Legendary deep funk album “Keb Darge presents the New Mastersounds”. The First Haggis Horns single “Hot Damn! feat John Mccallum”, released on Leeds (UK) based First Word Records was immediately picked up by Mr Scruff and became Fat City Record’s (Manchester) record of the week. Following his lead, many other top DJ’s have been raving about the band and their debut album also titled “Hot Damn!”… It’s sounds have been igniting the dance floors of the world’s funk and soul clubs.

Lights Out By Nine play powerhouse rhythm and blues, and have developed a collection of their own original songs, which is commanding a growing amount of media attention. Their debut album was launched by Matt “The Cat” Baldasarri on the “Soul Bucket” radio show on WERS FM to a six million audience in Boston MA. The “Moving On” album was the first opportunity to highlight the song writing ability of LOBN.

The band continued on a musical journey which has seen them develop their soul and blues influences through the years, producing two further studio albums, “Good Morning Mr Universe” and “Make Your Own Luck”, which were top 4 radio hits in America, two live appearances on BBC Radio 2 on the Paul Jones show, and numerous venue, festivals and support appearances with legendary names such as AWB. But, in keeping with the title of their debut album LOBN are indeed ‘moving on’, and have emerged in 2014 with a fresh new sound which includes and embraces the New Orleans genre of Soul Funk Music.

As part of that process the band bade a fond farewell to founder band member Al Hughes in 2013 to enable him to focus on his solo blues career and it is a great pleasure to welcome a long time friend and well established soul and blues man John Frame. The band once again, welcomes back Arthur Cook to follow the inimitable Ronnie Dalrymple behind the drum kit. LOBN arrive with a refreshed set list, and a revived band line up.

More info at http://www.lightsoutbynine.co.uk

DJ Simon Hodge

No detailed info is currently available – Please check back soon.

FOOD PROMO: Ticket holders for this event are entitled to a 20% discount on food purchased on the show date.

Advance tickets £15 stbf from Ticketweb, The Voodoo Rooms, Tickets Scotland. Buy online here. Over 18 only.

12.06.2020. Peggy’s Skylight. Nottingham.

Ticket info to follow

Contact info for venue here  – https://www.peggysskylight.co.uk/contact-us

26.06.2020. Under The Bridge. London.

Tickets Here

FUNK AT THE BRIDGE – THE HAGGIS HORNS, CROWD COMPANY, DJ PERRY LOUIS

FUNK AT THE BRIDGE – The Haggis Horns (New Album launch) + Crowd Company + DJ Perry Louis

A night of top notch Funk&Soul at Under The Bridge with two of the UK’s leading&hottest bands on the scene – The Haggis Horns and Crowd Company. Plus DJ Perry Louis, a legend in the funk world. This gig is also the London New Album launch for The Haggis Horns. And Crowd Company will be playing songs from their newly released album.

Bring your dancing shoes for this funky Friday night!

THE HAGGIS HORNS
http://www.thehaggishorns.com/

The Haggis Horns have been at the forefront of the UK funk scene since they drew attention as a horn section on the legendary album “Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds. They went on to form their own full band in 2004 and have three highly acclaimed funk fuelled albums under their belt, “Hot Damn! , “Keep On Movin” (First Word Records) and recently released “What Comes To Mind” (Haggis Records) . They have been rocking crowds the world over for years winning fans with their distinctive northern funk sound combining ass-shaking break-beats, afrobeat, soul and hip-hop.

Their NEW ALBUM launch is due out around the time of this gig, this is their Album Launch show.

Members of Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Robbie Williams, Craig Charles’ Fantasy Funk Band to name a few!

“The best horn section in the world!” Mark Ronson
“Superb retro funk that really hits the spot” Daddy G ‘Massive Attack’
“Beer-battered funk that’s as good in the home as it is in the club” – The Nextmen
“Like Braveheart on horns” – bad MFs Stuart Zender, Jamiroquai

CROWD COMPANY
http://www.crowdcompanyfunk.com/

A modern take on vintage soul funk from highly acclaimed 8 piece band Crowd Company.
Crowd Company evoke the spirit of the 1960s and 1970s with dynamic energy, tight in the pocket grooves and catchy hook laden song-writing. With three soulful vocalists in the band lead vocal parts shift seamlessly and inventive vocal harmonies are often incorporated into the mix.
With 2 studio albums under their belt to great acclaim their upcoming 3rd album ‘Lowdown’ takes things to a new level with rich song-writing combined with catchy hooks, inventive vocals and tight grooves. The new full-length was co-produced by Alan Evans (Soulive, Ae3) and features the renowned Ryan Zoidis and Eric Bloom from US Grammy-nominated funk band Lettuce on Sax and Trumpet on all tracks.

Single releases from the album have met with rave reviews. BBC Radio 6 Music’s Craig Charles has championed the band, playing songs from the album exstensively on his BBC radio show. The single Express 76 was included in his “Best Releases of 2019 “ show. Craig also selected the new album as one of his picks of “hot upcoming releases of 2020” special, previewing the single ‘A New Direction’.

“Crowd Company are knocking it out of the park. Excellent, top class!”
Craig Charles BBC Radio 6
“If you want exceptional funk Crowd Company has it!” The Huffington Post
“At the forefront of the British modern funk scene.” Music-news
“An absolute gem” – Blues & Soul magazine

Crowd Company is just as much a powerhouse on stage as they are in the studio. They have toured with/ shared stages with the likes of George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Soulive, The New Mastersounds, Daptone Records’ Saun & Starr.

DJ PERRY LOUIS
DJ Perry Louis is a legend on the UK funk scene , one of the UK’s top funk and soul DJs. He is the founder of the world famous Jazz CoTech Dancers. Perry has DJ’d all over the UK and abroad. Perry has appeared onstage with Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, JTQ, Jon Hendricks, Tania Maria, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings amongst many others.