Major Ruse are a hip hop influenced jazz trio with a rocky, punk edge, described by Tom Robinson as ‘a totally fantastic f*cking noise‘. Armed with just a sax, a guitar and a drum kit, Major Ruse makes music that takes risks, pulls on heartstrings and makes you want to shake a leg! They take in everything from math rock to hip-hop, blend it up in jazz and fire it back out with groove and feeling.
‘With the recent success of The Comet Is Coming, the time is surely ripe for the virtuoso trio of Marcus Joseph (sax) Jamie Sykes (drums) and Joe Egan (guitar) to enjoy a major UK breakthrough. Without an effects pedal in earshot their new single “Berlin” delivers the kind of massive punch that’s only achievable by three musicians when the playing is so telepathically tight you couldn’t fit a sonic Rizla between them.’ – Tom Robinson ‘Fresh on the net’ BBC RADIO 6
Putting out their debut EP, they have since been putting in the hours writing new material for their first album and honing their energetic live shows. Along the way they have played many festivals including Love Supreme, We Out Here and Dot To Dot Festival and supported the likes of Oscar Jerome, Blue Lab Beats and The Blackbyrds as well as having their latest single played on BBC 6 Music and being invited to play live on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music show.