A riotous splicing of live music and comedy
The Observer

Genuinely clever… they really are good at music… come back soon
The Daily Telegraph

It’s a band of professional musicians fronted by Taskmaster’s Alex Horne, who turns their abilities to pluck a tune into brilliant comedy magic
Radio Times

Shortlist’s No. 1 Comedy Podcast


The five-headed musical comedy band The Horne Section are set to embark on their latest tour ‘That’s How I Like My Tour’, performing a combination of brand-new and rescheduled tour dates across the UK from 30th September to 21st December. Tickets can be found at

Five outstanding musicians, one non-musical stand up. There will be comedy, songs, enthusiastic dancing, and a lot of mucking about in an unruly, ridiculous, and surprisingly satisfying show from the ingenious melody makers and Alex Horne, the creator and star of BAFTA winning and International Emmy nominated Taskmaster.


Their iTunes chart topping podcast The Horne Section Podcast is Shortlists’ Best Comedy Podcast and has featured guests including Robbie Williams recording a brand-new version of Angels, Reggie Watts, Sir Chris Hoy, and Greg Davies. The band collaborated with Romesh Ranganathan’s Hip Hop Saved My Life podcast in an exclusive podcast mashup with Acast and Comic Relief.


Their TV credits include being the in-house band on BBC One’s Peter Crouch’s Year Late Euros and Peter Crouch’s Save Our Summer, which Horne also co-hosted, and Channel 4’s The Last Leg including Last Leg Christmas Special and Last Leg: The Last Leg of the Year. They have featured in Dictionary Corner on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Channel 4), The Royal Variety Performance 2018 (ITV), as well as the 2 hour special The Horne Section Television Programme on UKTV’s Dave filmed at the London Palladium, while the band have previously hosted three series of Alex Horne Presents The Horne Section on BBC Radio 4.


The Horne Section are: Alex Horne (band leader), Joe Auckland (trumpet and banjo), Mark Brown (saxophone and guitar), Will Collier (bass), Ben Reynolds (drums and percussion) and Ed Sheldrake (keyboards).



A beguiling blend of the smart and stupid….a real delight
★★★★ The Sunday Times

This is a thought-provoking, anarchic and wildly entertaining welding of stand-up comedy and big band music
The Guardian

An absolute blast
★★★★★ Metro

We can’t recommend The Horne Section highly enough
★★★★★ Time Out

Expect some genuinely impressive musical talent, clever genre observations …and beard jokes a-plenty
★★★★ Londonist

They’re pretty much the funniest thing in musical comedy
TV Times

A toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair
The List

All singing, all dancing and all joking this show is brilliantly witty and refreshingly silly. A must see for musical comedy fans!
About Time Magazine

 Jolly good it is too, especially if you are a fan of whimsy, lunacy and larks
Total TV Guide

You’d be hard pushed to find a more enjoyable night out






Date Venue
30-Sep-21 Guildford G live
18-Oct-21 Peterborough, The Cresset
20-Oct-21 Worthing, Pavilion
01-Nov-21 Buxton, Opera House
02-Nov-21 Sheffield, Oval Hall
09-Nov-21 Northampton, Theatre Royal
15-Nov-21 Richmond, Theatre Royal
16-Nov-21 Wycombe Swan
22-Nov-21 Reading, Hexagon
25-Nov-21 Margate, Theatre Royal
26-Nov-21 London, Southbank
30-Nov-21 Del La Warr, Bexhill
01-Dec-21 Basingstoke, Anvil
07-Dec-21 Dorking Halls
16-Dec-21 Portsmouth, Guildhall
21-Dec-21 Bath, Forum


For more information please contact:
Florrie Sheehan at Avalon: