Brighton based saxophonist and composer Leroy Horns' music is full of melody woven into a bed of heavy danceable rhythm. Leroy whilst at home in the land of happy is never afraid to explore the dark, tense and dirty places.
Specialising in Reggae and Jazz and with an enthusiasm for creating new work Leroy is always involved in more than one project. Uk dub reggae outfit Resonators, of which he is an original member, are currently working on their fourth studio album, Barnacles, Leroy's original jazz project, have released their first, as well as working on an immersive 360º audio, visual and dance extravaganza. Leroy has his own instrumental reggae EP on it's way and a collection of original studio based compositions.
“spectacular artists doing some incredible work” - The Playground comment on Barnacles
Leroy strives to create unique moments in time, something that will never happen the same way twice, in both live performances and recordings. Improvisation, instant composition, as he sees it, plays a big part in this. A wide musical and theatrical background, including street performing, busking, circus and close-up magic, are all drawn upon to bring about a heightened connection with his audience.
He has played extensively across the UK and Europe, with Resonators, on many iconic stages and festivals, including Glastonbury, Brixton Academy, and Dour Festival. The band have shared stages with legends such as, Jimmy Cliff, Horace Andy and Lee 'Scratch” Perry. As a reggae artist Leroy has worked with acclaimed producers such as Dennis Bovell, Nick Manasseh and Prince Fatty and appeared on countless recordings for many labels and artists including three vinyl releases as a featured soloist.
“I haven't heard horns like this since Tommy McCook” - David Rodigan BBC One Extra
Leroy's work is always authentically different and engaging, a pure joy to experience. We certainly look forward to seeing and hearing the music of Leroy's mind become a reality, both on record and on the stage.