Jack Mac’s Funk Pack
Drawing influence from both New Orleans and traditional funk artists, Jack Mac’s Funk Pack is making a strong presence felt in the South Wales and South West England music scenes. Featuring a line up of talented musicians, the music is an eclectic mixture of melodic tunes, grooving rhythms and soulful harmonies, which demonstrates the full capacity of the band’s abilities. The Funk Pack is continuously looking to innovate and expand it’s repertoire and sound using both new and old sources of inspiration.
Photograph courtesy of Bethan Miller
Jack Mac’s Jazztet Series
Functioning as the Jazz combo outfit, Jack Mac’s Jazztet Series covers a range of different groups of varying sizes, including but not limited to the Jazz Trio, Jazz Quartet, Jazz Quintet and Jazz Sextet. Each of these groups have various members and alumni musicians who perform a selection of Standards from across the multitude of Jazz Genres. This includes but is not limited to the Bebop style of Sonny Rollins, the Fusion sound of Michael Brecker, the Blues Ballard tones of Coleman Hawkins and the Mardi Gras Rhythms of Donald Harrison Jnr. Check out the events page to see when one of the Jazztet groups is out performing!
Jack Mac Presents Series
A series of collaborative live music performances with musicians from various backgrounds and genres. Each gig is different with varied line ups and repertoire from many different styles of music. Keep an eye out for the next night of high quality, live entertainment.
Soulful infused sounds ranging from Jazz Fusion through to hip-hop, this is one of my latest projects I’ve had the enjoyment of organising! Featuring myself on Saxophones, Kumar Chopra on Guitar, Alex Goodyear on Drums and Guy Shotton on Organ, this Organ Quartet can fill the room with foot tapping, body moving music that can be enjoyed by people of all backgrounds!
The Bandits are a Cardiff-based Jazz Group, performing sophisticated music from all eras of Jazz and even some personalised interpretations of modern popular songs. We take huge delight in surprising the audience with jazz covers of some well-known pop songs and TV themes, sometimes completely improvised on the spot, but if that’s not quite what you are looking for, we also have a catalogue of over 250 jazz standards to dress your evening in style. We frequently appear at various venues in South Wales, including Moonshine at Lab22 every Monday night!
The band guaranteed to liven up any event and make some serious noise.
Bass12 are an 8 piece Riot Jazz/New Orleans Fusion Band, bringing huge horns, dangerous drums and sumptuous sousaphone to the dance floor. Prepare yourself for the noise and furious grooves!