The South West Session Horn Section

"Promise me you'll do it again!" - Martha Reeves

"Trust me! They get the job done for real!" - Otis Redding III

"That was an awesome set!" - Tim Burgess (The Charlatans)

About us

The Badcore Horns are a Devon based horn section for hire. Simon Dobson (trumpet, flugelhorn), Dan Hillman (saxophones, clarinet, flute, EWI), Chris Spreadbury (Trombones) and Ben Plocki (bass and additonal saxophones) make up the core of the group and have worked together for a number of years, performing and recording for a swathe of talented artists.

Over that time, Badcore have lent out their crew as a unit and individually for recording sessions, backing bands and dep work. They've worked at studios such as Real World and the Radio 1 Live Lounge and appeared with acts at various festivals including Glastonbury, Boardmasters and Kendal Calling.

Each member is an experienced professional musician in their own right, coming together to create an unstoppable section capable of producing a huge, tight sound and clinically crisp recordings along with a great live performance.

Performances

- Otis Redding III –

- Martha Reeves -

- Lazy Habits -

- High Cross Society -

- Granville Sessions -

- Seahawks -

- Luke Concannon -

- Antimatador -

- Jag Harps -

Recording Credits

- Madness - Lazy Habits -

- Andreas Moe - Dry The River -

- Meadowlark - Luke Concannon -

- The Skints - Antimatador - Studio 1 -

- Josh Bevan - Patrick James Pearson -

- Sweet Billy Pilgrim - Granville Sessions -

- Electric Swing Circus - Frontline Producers -

- Seahawks (w/ Tim Burgess/Hot Chip/Badly Drawn Boy) -

- Electric River - Maddie Carty - Jag Harps - Lo Recordings -

In The Recording Studio

We can stack up parts as high as you want to go.

Discography

This is the current list of records we have performed on

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    Lazy Habits/TBA/

    Trumpet Saxes Strings - Click for review

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    Electric Swing Circus/TBA/

    Trumpet Saxes Trombone - Click for review

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    Champion Doug Veitch /The King/

    Trumpet Saxes Trombone - Click for review

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    Thomas Ford/Shoulder To Cry On/

    Trumpet Saxes - Click for review

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    Dry The River /Hooves Of Doubt/

    Trumpet Strings - Click for review

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    Mike Dignam /Fight To Forgive/

    Trumpet - Click for review

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    Seahawks /Deep Haul/

    Saxes EWI Flute - Click for review

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    We Are The Ocean/Ark/

    Trumpet Strings - Click for review

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    Sweet Billy Pilgrim /Motorcade Amnesiacs/

    Trumpet Saxes - Click for review

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    Canterbury /Dark Days/

    Trumpet Saxes - Click for review

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    Simon Dobson /Euneirophrenia/

    Trumpet Flute Clarinet Saxes - Click for review

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    Andreas Moe /Ocean EP/

    Trumpet Strings - Click for review

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    Electric Rive /Faith&Patience/

    Trumpet Sax - Click for review

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    Seahawks /Paradise Freaks/

    Saxes EWI - Click for review

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    The Skints /Short Change/

    Trumpet

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    Electric Swing Circus /ESC/

    Trumpet Saxes Trombone - Click for review

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    Frontline Producers /Vintage Horns/

    Saxes - Click for review

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    Luke Concannon /Give It All/

    Trumpet Saxes - Click for review

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    Granville Sessions /Forward/

    Trumpet Saxes - Click for review

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    Madness /Oui Oui/

    Trumpet Sax Trombone - Click for review

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    Seahawks /Aqua Disco/

    Saxes EWI - Click For Review

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    Seahawks /Invisible Sunrise/

    Saxes EWI - Click for review

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    Jag Harps /Theta Waves/

    Trumpet Sax - Click for more

As A Live Horn Section

We will make your band sound massive.

Media

A selection of fine things to keep you entertained.

Sessions/Live

The Badcore Horns are available for live shows and studio recording on location or at our own studios. We can supply all your horn related demands - from huge thundering ensembles to slick solos, trumpet and trombone, clarinet, flute and a whole suite of saxes.

For live performances, just send us the tracks/arrangements/guides and we'll do the rest. We're also happy to come and rehearse with you to make sure you get the tightest show possible.

When it comes to recording some fat brass for your records we can be pretty versatile. We work closely with producer Peter Miles in Middle Farm Studios, Devon, giving us access to some of the best gear, rooms and production around. All of Badcore also have high quality home studios capable of recording edits/demos at short notice with no booking required. However, if you’ve got a studio you like, we’d love to come and see it.

We can work from just a concept all the way to a full score. Need some help finding the sickest riff? No problem let us sort out the arrangements for you. On top of that we also offer arranging for string ensembles and bands, with an in-house directory of phenomenal musicians we can have an orchestra ready to record your latest track. If you need an extra musician, just ask us.

We Have Lots Of Friends

If you need the player then we have the contacts.

Contact us

You can get in contact via email or social network.

info@badcorehorns.co.uk