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Newbury (1999 – present)

Big Boss Man are a four piece band hailing from Newbury in Berkshire, and are the hottest news to come out of the area since the bypass got the go ahead. Their music is a hip Hammond hybrid of Pop, 60’s R’n’B/Latin/Soul and Funk. The band formed in early 1999, signing to Blow Up in the Autumn of the same year.

Having already played together in various bands and being old friends, the guys thought it made more than a little sense to put their heads together to form a suitably funked up outfit that reflected their shared love of original dance music flavours. Since then BBM have taken their infectious ramshackle road-show around Spain twice (selling out 500+ venues), and through Germany and Italy. They have played huge festivals in France, as well as being invited by Artemy Troitsky (Russia’s answer to John Peel) for a special one-off in Moscow. All of which have helped them earn their deserved reputation as the punks of Hammond funk!

The release of their debut Humanize album in 2001 was marked by a show at the opening of the “My Generation” H&M Fashion & Photography Exhibition in Stockholm, and since then BBM have built up a loyal following touring extensively in the UK, Europe and further afield.

In-between their hectic live schedule their debut LP Humanize provide the entire soundtrack to short film “Sweet” starring the Perrier award winning comedy duo The Mighty Boosh. The band were also featured as the live band in the nightclub sequences in the film, which has won a Turner Classic Film Award at the National Film Institute, an Empire film award, as well as being nominated for a BAFTA.


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  • elessal

    so damn good! and i can't choose which one is better - humanize or febb.

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Mayonaisel

    focking genius..

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
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  • bigbossmanbigbo

    Big Boss Man SPANISH TOUR 2012: Sábado, 28 Abril, 2012 - Sala Oxido, Guadalajara Domingo, 29 Abril, 2012 - Sala Beat, Segovia Lunes, 30 Abril, 2012 - Gran Cafe, León Martes, 1 Mayo, 2012 - 21:00 - La Antigua Estacion, Oviedo Miércoles, 2 Mayo, 2012 - 21:00 - The Monkey Club, Gijón Jueves, 3 Mayo, 2012 - 21:30 - Sala La Boite. Festimad 2M, Madrid Viernes, 4 Mayo, 2012 - Festival Ebroclub, Miranda de Ebro Sábado, 5 Mayo, 2012 - Sala Karma, Pontevedra

    25 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SunMan24

    хорошая энергетика

    12 Jan 2012 Reply
  • londonov

    how good they are! mix of raw funk and sometimes garage rock feel!!!!

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Supermandre

    Beat Breakfast sounds very much like Green Onions

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Jonty

    I found them via "hammond organ" tag radio and immediately bought "Humanize". So. Damn. Funky.

    16 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Splang

    Opening music on Horizon (BBC2 Last night).

    18 Nov 2009 Reply
  • freddtedd

    So groovy

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • memah

    Tu as gâché mon talent ma chérie. (L)

    13 Feb 2009 Reply
  • jotapege

    Definitivamente magníficos

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • parabolasinfin

    Big Boss Man in El Bierzo!!!

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • TeLowrider

    LOVE IT!

    21 Jun 2008 Reply
  • juandres92

    Increible mezcla de boogaloo y sonidos electrónicos....

    26 May 2008 Reply
  • RbS

    i love the hammond :o)

    1 Aug 2007 Reply
  • sonicreducer94

    Good stuff.

    13 Jun 2007 Reply
  • BooyakaA

    Last Fm loves Big Boss Man. Evrybody Boogaloo, Kelvin Stardust The hawk Complicatd lady are just awesome...

    16 May 2007 Reply
  • wkrueger

    reminds me Deep Purple... some similar riffs

    9 May 2007 Reply
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