Malcolm Strachan trumpet, James Russell tenor sax, Ben Barker guitar, Bob Birch Hammond, Erryl Rollins drums.
Top notch soul jazz by musicians from The Haggis Horns and New Mastersounds. Malcolm Strachan is a trumpet player based in Leeds and a member of the famous funk band the Haggis Horns . His soul jazz quintet named Soul Cooker features a real Hammond organ, guitar, drums, trumpet and tenor sax.
Born in Scotland, Malcolm started playing trumpet when he was 7 amd from an early age started doing jazz gigs with his dad’s band whilst also playing principle trumpet for the Highland Region Youth Orchestra and doing jazz summer schools in Scotland. he went to Leeds College of Music in 1993 after leaving his hometown of Inverness and soon got myself on the local music scene playing in various bands. He dropped out of college but met up with fellow scots musicians Jason Rae and Atholl Ransome and together formed The Haggis Horns. They quickly started doing sessions as a horn section and also forming our own band under the same name. Pretty soon they were doing our own residencies in different clubs in Leeds and as a horn section started working with Leeds funk outfit ‘The New Mastersounds’ and did the horns on their debut album ‘Keb Darge Presents The New Mastersounds’. This opened the door to them working with many other artists doing recordings and tours and for 2 and a half years were busy with ‘Mark Ronson and the Version Players’ playing all over the world and being featured in Jamiroquai.
Seven Arts Chapel Allerton Leeds Sunday 26 May 1.30-4pm
Hear a short clip of their music here https://youtu.be/WvMPN4oSoGA
Tickets £10/8 concessions at the door or online here
Under 25’s £5, kids junder 16 free