THE HAGGIS HORNS
DJ Lubi & Brudenell presents…
The Haggis Horns
+ Special Guests TBA
+ DJs Lubi & Irfan Rainy
07.05.2021 | £12.00 ADVANCE (+stbf) | 19:30 Doors
It’s been a while but the UK’s top funk/jazz-funk band are back in Manchester and once again returning to Night & Day Cafe after a long absence.
Originally this date was at Band On The Wall in May 2020 as part of an album launch UK tour for their fifth release “Stand Up For Love” on Haggis Records. COVID-19 kicked that whole tour into touch and it has been moved into April/May 2021. With Band On The Wall closed from autumn 2020 to autumn 2021 for the venue expansion building work, it’s great to still have a Manchester tour date, now at Night & Day.
If you are into funk and soul in the UK, you’ll know The Haggis Horns. Here’s a little recap of what they’ve done over the last 2 decades.
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 Powell (keys) and Malcolm Strachan (trumpet) have released 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. With recordings happening end of 2019/early 2020, the LP came out in May 2020 with 2 singles released from it. Critical acclaim has come from both the music industry and fans. Sadly due to COVID-19, they couldn’t get out to tour and promote the album and play the new songs in live sets.
Good things come to those who wait so April/May 2021, they’re hitting the road promoting a new single, playing their new songs plus classic Haggis Horns favourites. Manchester funk and soul heads, get your tickets for this Night & Day show well upfront as you know it will sell out.
Support DJs for the night are longtime funk/soul/jazz-funk DJs Lubi Jovanovic (DIG! Family/Soul Rebels/RE:SOUL/KMAH Radio – Leeds) and Irfan Rainy (Rainy City Music/Community/Global Soul Radio – Manchester).
Tickets available now from the above direct ticket link.