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Kick Horns are a UK horn section based in London. They have worked prolifically as session musicians with a wide variety of performers, and have also recorded as an ensemble. The Kick Horns were established in the 1980s by Simon C. Clarke and Tim Sanders on saxophones, and Roddy Lorimer on trumpet.

Career highlightsEdit

They played on "Green Light" by Beyoncé, "Let Me Go" by Maverick Sabre, Once Upon a Time in the West by Hard-Fi and the number one single "Wings" by Little Mix. They have toured extensively with Eric Clapton and played on his albums From the Cradle and Back Home.[1] Other live work includes stints with The Who, The Waterboys, Baaba Maal, Deacon Blue and German superstar Westernhagen. They also provided horns for recent hits for Sigma feat. Paloma Faith ("Changing", a UK no.1 single in autumn 2014), Little Mix’s "Salute", Ella Eyre’s "If I Go", and Olly Murs' "Never Been Better".

Other prominent appearances include Steel Wheels by The Rolling Stones, White City by Pete Townshend and About Face by David Gilmour. Notable contributions were made to Connected by the Stereo MCs, Modern Life Is Rubbish, Parklife and The Great Escape by Blur, Anutha Zone by Dr. John and Want One by Rufus Wainwright. Among many other artists on their CV are The Imagined Village,[2] the Beautiful South, the Spice Girls, Jamiroquai, Chris Rea, S Club 7, Spiritualized, Groove Armada, Gabrielle, Supergrass, Verve, Dodgy, Primal Scream, Finley Quaye, China Crisis and Erasure.

They are known for their work with African artists including Baaba Maal, Oumou Sangare, Maryam Mursal, Cheb Khaled, Faudel and Rachid Taha, and also have been part of many Africa Express gigs.[3]

They have their own studio, the Tall Place, in Nunhead, South East London. The Kick Horns' solo album is titled The Other Foot.


  1. ^ "Kick Horns". Where's Eric!. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Biography". The Imagined Village. Retrieved 16 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Kick Horns". Africa Express. Retrieved 16 May 2013.

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