When October 09, 2019 at 8:00pm 3 hrs 59 mins
Contact The New Mastersounds [email protected]

In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was promo<ng a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second ?oor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Simon Allen and Eddie had previously played together as The Mastersounds, though with a di?erent bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respec<vely, and The New Mastersounds were born. Though it was raw, and more of a boogaloo sound at ?rst, it was powerful from the start. Their ?rst rehearsal was hot enough for Blow it Hard Records to release on two limited-edition 7” singles in 2000.