Big Hogg last offering is the album Pageant Of Beasts released by Bad Elephant Music on 18th June 2021.
Conceived in near darkness in a garden on Titwood Road during the late summer of 2018, Pageant Of Beasts is perhaps the first ‘true’ Big Hogg album, being almost entirely planned, written and arranged by the whole group, and also self-engineered and produced at The Space in Glasgow’s east end.
Recruiting ace electric and double bass wizard Martin Beer proved the first step on the journey into a Canterburian world of magic and madness, his supple jazz lines paving the way.Composition duties spread more evenly throughout the band, a new and more diverse music emerged with stellar guest appearances from Lavinia Blackwall, Mike Hastings, Phil Cardswell and veteran actor Ian Sexon.
Mixed in space during the lockdown and sequenced with the help of David Elliott, benevolent supremo of Bad Elephant Music, Pageant Of Beasts finally realizes the ambitions of Big Hogg.
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Pageant Of Beasts
Here Come The Moles
All Alone Stone
Too Much Belly Not Enough Paw
Justin Lumsden – Electric Guitar and Vocals
Sophie Sexon – Flute and Vocals
Ross McCrae – Trombone and Electric Piano
Richard Merchant – Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn
Nick Gaughan – Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers and Backing Vocals; Guitars, Bass and Keybaords on ‘All Alone Stone’
Martin Beer – Electric Bass, Double Bass and Autoharp
With gusts musicians,
Lavinia Blackwall – Vocals
Mike Hastings – Acoustic Guitar, Space Guitar on All Alone Stone
Phil Cardswell – Trumpet solo on ‘Red Rum’
Rory Clark – 2nd Flugelhorn on Red Rum
Georgia Seddon – Chant
Ian Sexon – Spoken Word