The Correspondents (band)

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The Correspondents
OriginLondon, England
Genres
Years active2007 (2007)–present[1]
Websitethecorrespondents.co.uk
Members
  • Mr. Bruce (Singer/MC)
  • Charlie Chuckles (DJ/Producer)

The Correspondents are a British electro swing duo based in London, formed by frontman Mr. Bruce and DJ Chucks in 2007.

They have gained a reputation in the electro swing scene for both their energetic musical style—a mixture of early 20th century jazz and swing, with modern electro and drum'n'bass—and for Mr. Bruce's flamboyant stage presence.[2] They have been described as "the kings of hip hop swing",[3] "brilliant and ridiculous in gloriously equal measures."[4] Since 2014 their live shows and recorded music have consisted of multi-genre dance music spanning blues, jazz, soul, funk and out and out electro pop.[5]

The band have played at major festivals such as WOMAD,[6] Glastonbury,[4] Bestival,[7] and Secret Garden Party.[8]

Their song "Fear and Delight" is used as the theme tune to BBC Three comedy Crims.

Awards and recognition[edit]

The band was included in The Telegraph's top 10 Glastonbury highlights two years in a row[9][10] and has also been featured in Rob da Bank's 2-hour Electro Swing Special on BBC Radio 1.[11]

The music video to their single Fear & Delight won the "Best VFX" award at the Berlin Music Video Awards 2014, while its director, Naren Wilks, was named overall winner for "Best Production".[12]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Rogue, released 2008[16]
  • What's Happened To Soho, released 11 April 2011[17] under the Freshly Squeezed music label
  • Who Knew - EP, released 2 November, 2018 under the From.Our.Own label.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Correspondents - About | Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ Blay, Tom (21 February 2011). "The Correspondents, Mr Kyps". The Bournemouth Echo. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ Stewart, Victoria (18 October 2010). "Hail the kings of hip-hop swing". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  4. ^ a b Denham, Jess (24 June 2014). "Glastonbury 2014 line-up: Best bands to see that might have slipped your radar". The Independent. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ Murray, Robin (4 March 2013). "Premiere: The Correspondents Puppet Loosely Strung". Clash Magazine. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Womad NZ: The Correspondents". The Big Idea. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  7. ^ Beaumont, Mark (6 September 2013). "Bestival 2013 day one: MIA, Wu Tang – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Secret Garden Party Unveils First Acts For 2014". Radio City. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  9. ^ Jones, Lucy (29 June 2010). "Top ten highlights of Glastonbury 2010". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  10. ^ Jones, Lucy (28 June 2011). "Glastonbury 2011: Top ten highlights". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  11. ^ "BBC Radio 1 – Rob da Bank, Electro Swing Special". BBC. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  12. ^ "Berlin Music Video Awards". 4 June 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  13. ^ Tucknott, Janelle (5 March 2014). "Album Review: The Correspondents – Puppet Loosely String". Renowned For Sound. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  14. ^ "The Correspondents Puppet Loosely Strung". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  15. ^ "Foolishman – The Correspondents". Kudos Records. Retrieved 16 September 2017.
  16. ^ "The Correspondents Rogue EP". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  17. ^ "The Correspondents Rogue EP". MusicBrainz. Retrieved 9 January 2015.