Snaggle – Nominee in the 16th Independent Music Awards!

We’re extremely humbled and honoured to announce that we are a nominee in this year’s The Independent Music Awards in the Funk/Fusion/Jam category for our latest release THE LONG SLOG! An enormous heartfelt thank you to everyone who worked on the record and those who’ve been a part of the band’s continued journey!
See the whole list of nominees
In other news our bandleader and Browntasauras comrades in the Nick Maclean Quartet – a HARD SWINGING Herbie Hancock-influenced modern jazz group – are about to head out on a CD Release tour to Kingston (Thr-Feb-15), Montreal (Fri-Feb-16), Ottawa (Sat-Feb-17), and Cobourg (Sun-Feb-18) to celebrate the release of their hot new disk RITES OF ASCENSION! If that sounds like something you’re into make sure to check out the full details here!
“The music of Snaggle, a fruitful sextet based in Toronto, translates into mature compositions and stupendous executions. The members of the band, virtuosos in their respective instruments, resort to a laudable sense of unity and superior taste to creatively orchestrate the nine pieces of The Long Slog, their sophomore feature album… In a certain moment they’re confronting Miles Davis with Medeski Martin & Wood; in the other, you may find the Red Hot Chili Peppers colliding with Incognito or Mahavishnu Orchestra.”
– Filipe Freitas – Jazz Trail (New York, USA)
Nick Maclean – rhodes/organ/synthesizer
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
Michael Murray – guitar
Max Forster – trumpet
Graeme Wallace – tenor sax
Special guest: Brownman Ali – trumpet
Produced by Brownman Ali
Recorded by Brian Legere
Mixed by Josh Bowman
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Artwork by Nick Ragetli
Released on Browntasauras Records

Show Review and Interview with Bandleader Nick Maclean

Adrian Matte Quartet plays AlphaSoul Cafe

Alayne McGregor at wrote a fantastic review about our recent Ottawa performance! Make sure to read it here. Also a huge thanks to Brett Delmage for taking some truely stunning photos of the event!


You can also read the article Alayne wrote earlier that week after interviewing our bandleader Nick Maclean. Nick talks about us, his synth rig, his other group the Nick Maclean Quartet, Browntasauras Records, and a whole host of other things!

August Dates


We’re getting excited for a bunch of out of town dates coming up later in August! Check it out and see if we’re playing near you!
Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali with special guest group ‘Relatively Minor’
506 Princess St, Kingston, ON
Doors at 8:30pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email
Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
5175A Park Ave, Montreal, QC
Doors at 8:30pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email
Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
135 Besserer St, Ottawa, ON
Doors at 7:30pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email
Snaggle feat. Brownman Ali
876 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON
Doors at 8:30pm
$15 at the door
$10 adv list (email

50% off sale FRI-FEB-03

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All day THIS FRI-FEB-03 Bandcamp is going to be donating their share of any sales that happen on their platform to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working to oppose last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. Click here to read Bandcamp’s position on the matter.

We are in absolute agreement with Bandcamp, so to lend our support in the fight against the divisive and hateful politics of the new American government we’re placing our entire discography at 50% off THIS FRIDAY ONLY

*** Use the code ‘endtheban’ ***

So pick up some cheap music and lend your voice to a very worthy cause!

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Christmas Single Release Show!

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     We’re releasing our brand new Holiday Season single “Christmas Tune” at Toronto’s May Cafe on Sun-Dec-11, 8pm! Far from being a typical Holiday Season release, “Christmas tune” is a commentary on some of the defining characteristics of modern commercial Christmas music, much of which are written in major keys, and drenched in so much saccharin that it red-lines the “happy-happy” meter. Instead, our bandleader Nick Maclean’s composition presents an antithesis to that Holiday writing approach — an eclectic and multifaceted exploration of the full spectrum of human emotion. This performance will feature label exec and “Canada’s preeminent jazz trumpet player” (NYC Village Voice) Brownman Ali, and will include a cross-section of the entire “The Long Slog” recording for those that missed the Oct CD Release making this a night of funkified electric-jazz audiences will not want to miss!

Snaggle Christmas Single Release Show Feat Brownman
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St W
Doors at 7:30pm
$10 cover – Holiday Single included!
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November Gigs

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Two fantastic shows coming up this month, one in Toronto with electric jazz heavy-hitters Jabberwock and then our Hamilton CD Release show with Flat 5, DJ Pucker Funk and of course our faithful producer Brownman Ali!

Snaggle and Jabberwock Live at Duffy’s Tavern
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Snaggle CD Release feat. Brownman + Flat 5 and DJ Pucker Funk
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