The New Mastersounds

 

What they say…

“The New Mastersounds strut toward a viable claim as the most progressive funk band out there!”

Relix mag

 

 

The New Mastersounds are a four-piece funk and  jazz-fusion band originally from Leeds in the UK that can boast 9 studio albums, 2 live albums, 1 remix album, 3 compilations and over 20 7″ singles released variously in UK, USA and Japan, where they continue to tour extensively.

As a band, and as individuals, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bass player Pete Shand and keyboardist Joe Tatton have collaborated or jammed with an impressive array of musicians, DJs and producers, including: Lou Donaldson (Blue Note), Corinne Bailey Rae (EMI), Quantic (Tru Thoughts), Carleen Anderson (Young Disciples / Brand New Heavies), Keb Darge & Kenny Dope (Kay Dee Records), John Arnold (Ubiquity), Mr Scruff (Ninja Tune), Snowboy (Ubiquity), Fred Everything (2020vision), Andy Smith (Portishead), James Taylor (JTQ), LSK (Faithless), Lack of Afro (Freestyle), Page McConnell (Phish), Karl Denson (Lenny Kravitz / Greyboy Allstars), Melvin Sparks (Blue Note Records), George Porter Jr (The Meters), Fred WesleyMaceo Parker (JB’s), Ernest Ranglin and Art Neville (Neville Brothers, The Meters)

As an example of the respect this band commands, Peter Wermelinger - DJ, collector, and author of the crate-diggers’ bible The Funky & Groovy Music Lexicon - places the 2001 NMS track “Turn This Thing Around” in his all-time top-ten tunes, along with the likes of Eddie Harris, Funkadelic, and Herbie Hancock to name a few. The New Mastersounds are at the very top of an elite selection of acts that bring the true soul out of funk.

 

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