Jack Mac – Need a Break Ft. Skunkadelic (Audio)

Jack Mac draws influence from New Orleans and traditional Funk artists, with a little Hip-Hop flair to boot.

Jack ‘Mac’ McDougal is a vibrant and energetic musician, band leader, composer and multi-instrumental music teacher. He regularly plays with Jazz ensembles and live bands of various music genres across the UK. As a professional saxophonist, Jack has been influenced by such great Jazz players such as Coleman Hawkins, Sonny Rollins and John Coltrane. In addition to this, he is heavily inspired by the music and culture of New Orleans. This ranges from legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Sydney Bechet and Jelly Roll Morton to more recent influential musicians DrJohn, Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins and Wynton Marsalis. By appearing in local music venues and New Orleans street bands, he is forever finding ways to bring live music to life in the UK music scene.

The debut album, ‘Swagger Mac’, demonstrates the breadth of Jack’s personal influences and taste in music. It contains collaborative work with other artists, including the wonderful Sarah Meek and Afro Clusters’ very own Skunkadelic. In addition, this album demonstrates the talents of all the band members, including the vocals of Thom Voyce and a keyboard feature from Guy Shotton. This is the first of more planned albums from the band, get your Funk on.


Need a Break (feat. Skunkadelic) – Music by Jack McDougal, Lyrics by Tumi Williams

Jack Mac’s Funk Pack
Tumi Williams AKA Skunkadelic – Vocals
Jack Mac – Tenor Saxophone
Thom Voyce – Trumpet
Lloyd Pearce – Trombone
Mark Fortnum – Baritone Saxophone
Jack James Bryant – guitar
Guy Shotton – Keyboard
Matheus – Prado – Bass Guitar
Michael Hearty – Percussion
Alex Goodyear – Drums

Featured Music Video of single from upcoming album, Swagger Mac.

Recorded at Fieldgate Studio, Penarth; Kings Road Studio, Cardiff
Video by TAB Media, Cardif



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