Snaggle – Nominee in the 16th Independent Music Awards!

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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
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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!
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THE LONG SLOG
“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)
CREDITS
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

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!

SUN-DEC-11
Snaggle Christmas Single Release Show Feat Brownman
May Cafe, 876 Dundas St W
Doors at 7:30pm
$10 cover – Holiday Single included!
FB Event: http://tinyurl.com/hpdzjp6

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New Track – SAW

Here’s the eighth track off the record, SAW! This one features an epic talkbox solo by our bandleader Nick Maclean!
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the album is now available for pre-sale, if you want to pre-order your copy make sure to head here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-long-slog/id1155541020
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Keep an eye out for our CD release dates! All CD release shows $10 entry, $15 WITH ALBUM!
OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:00pm
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793318694224980/

OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849378378629859/

NOV 18th Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1739082506354907/
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Tracked by Brian Legere
mixed by Josh Bowman
mastered by Joao Carvalho
liner notes by David Restivo
produced by Brownman Ali
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
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New Track – Theorum Feat. Brownman Ali

Here’s another sneak peek of the upcoming album featuring some unbelievable trumpet shredding from Brownman Ali! The album is now available for pre-sale, if you want to pre-order your copy make sure to head here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-long-slog/id1155541020

“… SNAGGLE is most impressive!  The music on Long Slog is very, very challenging, yet groovy, soulful & exploratory at the same time…. Extremely well performed, written and executed.  Reminds me of a band I used to play in!”

– Randy Brecker, multi-Grammy winning trumpet legend

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OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:00pm
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1793318694224980/

OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
FB EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1849378378629859/

NOV 18th Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5
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Tracked by Brian Legere
mixed by Josh Bowman
mastered by Joao Carvalho
liner notes by David Restivo
produced by Brownman
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums
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Join our Mailing List: http://eepurl.com/XVCO5

Album Sneak Peek #2 – Sad Ritual

The second track off of our upcoming album. This one features a mind-melting solo by Mike!

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Keep an eye out for our CD release dates!
OCT 2nd Toronto – The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar 9:30pm Facebook Event
OCT 7th Kitchener – KW Boathouse 9:00pm With Ryan Cassidy
NOV 18th Hamilton – Corktown Pub 9:30pm With Flat 5
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Tracked by Brian Legere
mixed by Josh Bowman
mastered by Joao Carvalho
liner notes by David Restivo
produced by Brownman
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Nick Maclean – keys
Graeme Wallace – tenor
Max Forster – trumpet
Michael Murray – guitar
Doug Moore – bass
Tom Grosset – drums