Big Boss Man

Debut Release:
September 2000

Blow Up Cat. No.s:
VVR5026910, LEGO 006, later 00/8, later 00/5, ESL075, BU090, BU088, BU056, BU053, BU050, BU037, BU027, BU022, BU018, BU017

★★★★ BLUES & SOUL

★★★★ SHINDIG!

★★★★★ MONKEY BOXING

"I've been a big fan of Big Boss Man for many years. Big Boss Man. Aardvark. Double Groovy!" CRAIG CHARLES
BBC 6 MUSIC FUNK & SOUL SHOW

"A great track" (Theme from Last Man)
HUEY MORGAN, BBC RADIO 2

"The whole album's absolutely brilliant"
CERYS MATTHEWS, BBC 6 MUSIC

"Classic Psych Funk" NEMONE, BBC 6 MUSIC

"Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from this mod British combo. The look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s with a feel that's somewhere in the best territory of Roy Budd during his Get Carter years!" DUSTY GROOVE

"Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames at the Flamingo revisited"
MONKEY PICKS

"Excellent" Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

"Effortlessly hip" ★★★★ ECHOES

"The Sgt Pepper of boogaloo"
MUSIC ★★★★, SONIC ★★★★ HI-FI CHOICE

★★★★★ DRUMMER MAGAZINE

★★★★ Record Collector

BIOGRAPHY

Big Boss Man formed in 1999 when three long time friends Nass, Trev and Scott, got together for some Hammond heavy action. They released their album debut 'Humanize' (Blow Up) in 2001 which precipitated a wave of interest in the band, and was a clear definition of the BBM sound: a hip Hammond hybrid of 60's and 70's drenched R'n'B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Soul and Pop. The album went on to be used exclusively as the soundtrack for the 2002 BAFTA nominated short film'Sweet' featuring The Mighty Boosh (Big Boss Man performing in the nightclub sequences in the film), as well as tracks appearing on numerous compilations. Party 7 from Humanize was featured in the Thierry Henry and Eric Cantona NIKE WORLDCUP worldwide advert in 2006 and subsequently released as a limited single. Their 2005 follow up 'Winner' (Blow Up) was produced by the band and Morgan Nicholls (The Streets / Muse / Gorillaz). Morgan (the son of Immediate Records' inhouse songwriter Billy Nicholls), had a studio choc-full of groovy stuff: The Who's Hammond, Steve Marriott's first guitar, Clavis and Wurlis, all of which were put to good use on the album which continued the trip from where Humanize left off - through 60's Funk, along the way taking in Bongo/Fuzz, Latin Soul, French Beat, Boogaloo and general Hammond/Moog mentalness everywhere else!

Big Boss Man have also worked on numerous other projects including remixes for Paul Weller (The Bottle), a solo project from Nasser as The Bongolian (three albums The Bongolian, Blueprint, Outer Bongolia for Blow Up) on which he played all the instruments himself. Following the inclusion on the Thievery Corporation's 'Outernational Sound' compilation, Big Boss Man's dancefloor favourite 'Sea Groove' was also used by the Red Cross for a nationwide campaign in the USA this year. The original 7" version of Sea Groove now valued at £25 in the official Record Collector guide - although that's if you can find one!

RELEASES

Albums

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Last Man On Earth
BU090 : CD/Ltd. LP/Digital
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Full English Beat Breakfast
BU050 : CD/LP/Digital
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Winner
BU027 : CD/LP/Digital
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Humanize
BU018 : CD/LP/Digital

Singles & EPs

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Aardvark
BU088 : Digital
C'est Moi  sleeve
C'est Moi
BU056 : Digital
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Party 7 / Kelvin Stardust
BU037 : Ltd. 7"/Digital
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Big Boss Man
BU022 : Ltd. 7"
Sea Groove  sleeve
Sea Groove
BU017 : Ltd. 7"

Appears On

Come On Soul: Volume 2
LEGO 006 : CD/LP
Outernational Sound - Thievery Corporation
ESL075 : CD/LP
The Bottle - Paul Weller
VVR5026910 : Ltd. 7"
The Later Lounge 2
later 00/8 : CD
The Later Lounge
later 00/5 : CD