"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)
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.
- Otis Redding III –
- Martha Reeves -
- Lazy Habits -
- High Cross Society -
- Granville Sessions -
- Seahawks -
- Luke Concannon -
- Antimatador -
- Jag Harps -
- 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 -
We can stack up parts as high as you want to go.
We will make your band sound massive.
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.
If you need the player then we have the contacts.