Ashley Slater

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Ashley Slater
Born1961 (age 62–63)
Schefferville, Quebec, Canada
OriginHanford, California, US
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter, trombonist
Instrument(s)Trombone, tuba, vocals

Ashley Slater (born 1961) is a British trombone player and best known for his narration on the television series Boo! as well as his work with Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fatboy Slim) in the band Freak Power.[1]


In 1983 after leaving the army, Slater attended the National Centre for Orchestral Studies, after which he joined the jazz orchestral collective Loose Tubes.[2] Over the next few years he was the bass and tenor trombonist of choice for George Russell, Carla Bley, Andrew Poppy, El Sonido de Londres, Billy Jenkins, Django Bates and Andy Sheppard.[2]


As leader[edit]

  • The Human Groove (1988), with Microgroove
  • Big Lounge (2002)
  • Cellophane (2008)

With Kitten & The Hip

  • Hello Kitten (2014)

With Freak Power

With Loose Tubes

With Kin Chi Kat

  • You Think You Love Me (2019)[3]

With others[edit]


  1. ^ "My Music: Ashley Slater". 8 March 2002. Retrieved 9 April 2010.
  2. ^ a b Carr, Ian; Fairweather, Digby; Priestley, Brian (2004). The Rough Guide to Jazz. Rough Guides. p. 736. ISBN 1-84353-256-5.
  3. ^ "Kin Chi Kat studio session with Ashley Slater @ (Tbilisi, Georgia, 11.11. 2019)". YouTube. Retrieved 11 August 2020.[dead YouTube link]