A riotous splicing of live music and comedy
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
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 thehornesection.com.
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).
WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT THE HORNE SECTION
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
An absolute blast
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
They’re pretty much the funniest thing in musical comedy
A toe-tapping and uproarious cabaret affair
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
|30-Sep-21||Guildford G live|
|18-Oct-21||Peterborough, The Cresset|
|01-Nov-21||Buxton, Opera House|
|02-Nov-21||Sheffield, Oval Hall|
|09-Nov-21||Northampton, Theatre Royal|
|15-Nov-21||Richmond, Theatre Royal|
|25-Nov-21||Margate, Theatre Royal|
|30-Nov-21||Del La Warr, Bexhill|
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