The Correspondents are Mr. Bruce and Chucks. They take the multi-genre approach, with producer Chucks throwing a history of dance music into the pot from jazz to electro, 60’s beat to Hip Hop to Blues to Drum n Bass. Seasoned with Mr. Bruce’s vocals depicting the trials and tribulations of Love, Lust and Loss they create a unique sound that avoids easy categorization.
On stage they take form as a DJ/MC duo with Chucks hurling tracks at the audience and flamboyantly costumed Mr. Bruce whipping them into a frenzy with high speed scatting and incredulous dance moves. Their performances have taken them from mud pit to main stage, armed with anything from a brass sections to an infrared sensored light box and their trusty conveyor belt dance platform. Their reputation as one of the UK’s best live acts has earned them The Telegraph’s Top Ten Highlights of Glastonbury two years in a row and they have forged a career that has taken the pair across Europe’s festival and club scene to continuously expand their reach.
The debut EP ‘What’s Happened to Soho?’ was released in April 2011. It is a mini-concept in itself with a beginning, middle and end and references numerous different genres whilst settling on none.
November 2011 they released ‘Cheating With You’; A twisted love song carried on the back of a growling electro beast which explores a new sound for The Correspondents.
Cheating With You Video
January 2013 sees the release of their next single from the up and coming album. It’s a blues-rock toe tapper called Well Measured Vice. The video, released at the same time, is a hand drawn animation combined with stop motion created by Mr. Bruce himself.