Login Form

Giant Percussion Jazz Sound from UK’s Jack 'Swagger Mac' Featuring Skunkadelic Plus Two From The B Side

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Jack 'Mac' McDougal is a vibrant, energetic musician, band leader, composer and multi-instrumental music teacher. He regularly plays with Jazz ensembles and live bands across the UK. Swagger Mac just hit the charts across the UK.

His new 12 track MP3 showcases a giant percussion sound. As a professional saxophonist, Jack has been influenced by such great Jazz players such as Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. The music and culture of New Orleans also heavily influenced McDougal.

This ranges from legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet and Jelly Roll Morton to more recent influential musicians Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins and Wynton Marsalis. By appearing in local music venues and New Orleans street bands, McDougal is forever finding ways to bring live music to life in the UK music scene.


Electronica/Alt Pop Band M1nk Drops the “ebomb” November; The B Side - Chicago Alt-Band, Microcosms

The combination of the greats Jazz musicians, fusing east and west coast sounds plus cultural influences including a George Clinton Funkadelic sounds, a modern lifestyle rap,  showcasing his love of music, ability to fuse genres and create solid sound. 


Jack also plays live as 'Jack Mac's Funk Pack', drawing influence from New Orleans and traditional Funk artists, Jack Mac's Funk Pack is making a strong presence in South Wales and South West music scenes.

Featuring a lineup of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, groovin rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the bands abilities. The Funk Pack is continuously looking to innovate and expand its repertoire and sound using both new and old sources of inspiration.

The debut album, 'Swagger Mac', demonstrates the breadth of Jack's personal influences and taste in music. It contains collaborative work with other artists, including the wonderful Sarah Meek and Afro Clusters' very own Skunkadelic.

In addition, this album demonstrates the talents of all the band members, including the vocals of Thom Voyce and a keyboard feature from Guy Shotton. This is the first of more planned albums from the band, get your Funk on.

Lead tracks for radio play, Need A Break (Feat Skunkadelic), a lifestyle rap with a solid beat, addicting vocals, a jammin' tune about the need to chill and take a break. Two other singles from the 12 track percussion disc are Walk Away (Feat Sarah Meek) and Roll The Dice.

Two from The B Side – Australia's Le Fleur and AV Super Sunshine

Friday November 9th will see the group launch their debut 7" vinyl single 'Things That Make You Go Aaargh'. They have been patiently waiting to unveil this slice of funky acid jazz to an unwitting world in dire need of a good boogie.

After Le Fleur's launch last year, the group have gone from strength to strength, and this is the next chapter of their journey to the beyond.



Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, the group were formed by Leilani La Fleur and Bud Wilkins with the intent of bringing a particular up-tempo flavor to the world. Joined by groove masters Blake Savannah (bass), Fergus Kuhar (drums), Jess Maher (sax), Gus Cox (Trumpet) and Mia Stofonios (backing vocals) hooks and funk are abound, and the group deliver a strong shot of song writing to go down in addition to following in the footsteps of Funk/Pop legends such as Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson and Chic.

Backed by the outer space odyssey that is the B-side 'Cosmic Relations', Le Fleur's brand new single 'Things That Make You Go Aaargh' is a must listen if you have a habit of getting down. If you don't, Le Fleur will help you soon develop one.

AV Super Sunshine – Time Bomb

AV Super Sunshine has been building a buzz and expanding fan base through club play, radio play, social media and music video programming. With the grass roots support of 250K + fans across demographic and geographic boundaries it doesn't look like he's going anywhere, anytime soon.


A native of Wisconsin, AV's life has been anything but the conventional mid-west psyche. For 15 years he made no music whatsoever. "I got really sick," he relates. "I had a very big portion of my life that wasn't very productive. But that's when i started playing again and really writing from the heart. I began writing what i felt rather than trying to write songs to please".

AV's newly found motivation began by seizing an invitation to host Wisconsin's oldest weekly open mic and within a few months' time of showcasing his songs, he received an invitation to record at Ben Fold's studio in Nashville.


Georgia and The Vintage Youth - A Jazzy, Big Band, Sound is Crossing the Pond

While recording at Ben's, he received his unique name from Grammy nominated producer James House who crafted it by combining the artist's initials of AV with his song title 'Super Sunshine Girl' to form AV Super Sunshine.


Timebomb is his new single, think LCD Soundsystem having a picnic with Marc Bolan at a 'Rocky Horror Picture Show ' party and you're half way there.

 

Haute Tease

  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation Review – Fun, Fast, A Four Star Thrill Ride

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, from Paramount Studios, Skydance and Bad Robot Productions, presents a fast action, roller coaster speed ride, full of fresh snappy dialogue, high tech gadgetry, thrills and chills, all in just over two, explosive packed, hours.

     
  • Money News: The Bear Returns To DOW, World Markets

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The DOW Jones Industrial along with the NASDAQ and S&P 500, fell as the bear returned, mauling the markets from Wall Street to Shanghai, with a vengeance upending the majority of global markets leaving few unaffected as nervous investors fueled the volatile market.

     
  • OSCAR Trivia: Actors With the Most Oscar Nods, Fewest Wins

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Sometimes, even the biggest A-list celebrities in the world can’t catch a break. An Oscar is considered one of the highest honors a creative can receive in Hollywood, but if history has proven anything it is even the deserving sometimes go home empty handed.  

  • 10 Contenders Remain In VFX OSCAR® Race

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars®. The 87th Academy Awards® nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

     
  • DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY Review – A Rock and Roll Fantasy Come True

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    DON’T STOP BELIEVIN’: EVERYMAN’S JOURNEY tells the story of how JOURNEY, the mega successful American rock band, was reborn through social media and an unknown singer plucked from obscurity.

     
  • The Felony Review – Solid Drama from First Time Screenwriter Joel Edgerton and Director Matthew Saville

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “The Felony,” from Gravitas Ventures and Roadshow Films, presents a contemporary police drama filled with choice, compromises, action and reaction all building to a dramatic conclusion as three detectives find themselves embroiled in deepening conspiracy.

     
  • Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues Announce 2015 Film on the Rocks Schedule

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Denver Film Society and Denver Arts & Venues announced the line-up for the 2015 edition of Film on the Rocks (FOTR). Presented by Pepsi, the 16th season includes nine events throughout the summer. Each film is preceded by a live concert and local comedian, courtesy of Comedy Works.

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.