Down to the Bone (band)

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Down to the Bone is an acid jazz group led by British DJ Stuart Wade, who formed the band in 1996 with Chris Morgans (who has now left). The group is very popular in the UK, where it is "hailed as the kings of UK jazz groove."[citation needed] The band's music is a mix of funk and jazz.

As of 2014 there are two sets of Personnel for the band – a US band and a UK band.[1]

The music[edit]

Stuart Wade, the band's leader, does not play any instruments. He hums into a dictaphone.[2]


US Band

  • Rufus Philpot – Bass and MD/band leader
  • Katisse Buckingham – Alto Sax, Flute
  • Dan Boissy - Tenor Saxophone
  • Chris Bautista/Gabriel Johnson – Trumpet
  • Dave Wood – Guitar
  • Louie Palmer – Drums
  • Quinn Johnson / Lao Tizer / Hans Zermuehlen - keyboards

UK Band

  • Tim Smart – Trombone /MD
  • Simon Allen – Sax
  • Ryan Jacob – Trumpet
  • Alex Bennett – Keys
  • Jo Phillpotts / Chris Dodd – Bass
  • Davide Giovannini – Drums
  • Joe “Bongo” Becket – percussion
  • Billy Adamson – Guitar


  • 1997 From Manhattan to Staten: The Album
  • 1999 The Urban Grooves: Album II, featuring organist Reuben Wilson
  • 2000 Spread the Word: Album III
  • 2002 Crazy Vibes and Things, featuring Hil St. Soul
  • 2004 Cellar Funk, featuring vocalist Flora Purim and organist Brian Auger
  • 2005 Spread Love Like Wildfire, featuring N'Dambi and flutist Jeremy Steig
  • 2006 The Best of Down to the Bone (compilation)
  • 2007 Supercharged, featuring vibraphonist Roy Ayers
  • 2009 Future Boogie, featuring Hil St. Soul and Roy Ayers
  • 2011 The Main Ingredients
  • 2014 Dig It


  1. ^ "Down To The Bone". self. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2005-11-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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