22.04.2016. O2 Academy. Sheffield.
Academy Events & Quality Control present a double-header night of live funk, soul, afrobeat, heavy breaks and beats:
The Haggis Horns live
Hot Diamond Aces live
& More tbc
O2 Academy2 Sheffield
First Release £8
Second Release £10
O2 Priority sale Monday 22nd Feb midday
General sale Weds 24th Feb midday
Quotes about The Haggis Horns:
‘The best horn section in The World’ – Mark Ronson.
‘Superb retro funk that really hits the spot’ – Daddy G (Massive Attack)
‘Magnificently Funky’ – Quantic
‘Brilliant’ – Mr. Scruff
The Haggis Horns are a 7 piece live funk extravaganza combining heavy breakbeat funk, soul,hip-hop & afrobeat with the virtuosity of trained jazz musicians.
The members of The Haggis Horns have performed with the likes of Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, Amy Winehouse, 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, The Cinematic Orchestra, Martina Topley-Bird, Kano, Estelle, Lily Allen, KT Tunstall & Snowboy, to name a few!
DJ Format’s 2003 debut ‘Music for the Mature B-Boy’ was one of the seminal UK hip hop / funk releases of the era, DJ Format is one of the few producers from these shores to successfully collaborate with US MCs, his tracks with Jurassic 5 are bonafide classics and his subsequent releases have cemented his position as a pioneer in the UK scene. First Word released his Simonsound project back in 2008 – a project put together with his long-time friend and cohort Simon James. With it’s mix of switched on covers of B-Boy classics and experimental synth oddities it won the duo fans including DJ Spinna, Kenny Dope and Gilles Peterson.
As a DJ, Format is out on his own, with a collection of classic hip hop, funk, latin, psych and beyond that is unrivalled. Tonight he’ll be following the Haggis Horns set, digging deep into his funk and soul 45s with a fair few curveballs no doubt!
Support comes from the fantastic Hot Diamond Aces and purveyors of the finest funk & soul, Souljam DJs.