May 8th, 2020
With their 5th album “Stand Up For Love” dropping worldwide on May 22nd on their own Haggis Records, UK funk/soul kings The Haggis Horns release a second taster from it with single “Suzi Traffic feat. John McCallum”.
This second extract from the new full-length walks a rockier path than previous single “Haggis Express“ but still features the band’s trademark supertight horns and funky rhythm section. On lead vocals is longtime and original lead singer John McCallum who has been with the band since their 2007 debut “Hot Damn!”. John has been a member of the Corinne Bailey Rae band since day one touring the world with the UK soul star as singer and guitarist. On this new Haggis Horns album, he steps into the limelight as the only singer and features on all seven vocal tracks including “Suzi Traffic”. A brilliant vocal range that goes from deep blues to funky rock, he is one of the UK’s unsung soul music vocal heroes.
Featuring some of the finest brass and rhythm section players in the UK, Haggis Horns musicians have played live and recorded with a host of major music artists including Mark Ronson, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lou Donaldson, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Martha Reeves, Jamiroquai, John Legend & The Roots, The Cinematic Orchestra, Morcheeba, Roots Manuva, Finley Quaye and Nightmares On Wax.
“Suzi Traffic” is out on May 8th followed by the album “Stand Up For Love” on May 22nd, both on Haggis Records. Two decades on, numerous releases, hundreds of gigs worldwide, The Haggis Horns still boss the UK funk and soul scene.