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

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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.


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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.

Socials for Swagger Mac

https://soundcloud.com/jackmacsax

https://www.facebook.com/jackmacsax/

https://jackmacsax.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thebanditsjazz/

https://www.facebook.com/Bass12Band/

https://www.facebook.com/jackmacfunkpack/

 

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.


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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.

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