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Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF | AFM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Jazz Funk


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"BUMP: Snaggle"

In my experience, bands that don’t have a vocalist come up with the best song titles. Snaggle is no exception. Each title is no more than two words and yet they manage to consistently provide tremendous insight into the music you’re about to hear and the emotions those sounds are supposed to evoke.

The precision of the titles also creates an interesting contrast with the songs themselves. Snaggle’s sound is influenced by such an eclectic mix of genre’s that classification becomes impossible and more importantly, irrelevant. Even the band appears confused, referring to themselves as funk fusion in an email sent to us but as jazz fusion on their Bandcamp page.

Jazz and funk are obviously the biggest influences on their sound, though. The ever-present technical precision of jazz music is wonderfully complimented by catchy and upbeat funk rhythms. Psychedelic and bluesy guitar riffs add a whole other dimension to their sound that is reinforced by dark and dreamy keyboard parts. Both of those also satiate the listener’s desire for melody that would typically be satisfied by the presence of a vocalist. On “Slow Burn” that place is taken by what sounds almost like a conversation between the band’s trumpet and tenor sax players, freeing up the guitarist to add distortion and bring an unexpected heavy metal influence to the track.

Each song on this self-titled debut is vast and eclectic, while maintaining a consistent and distinct sound throughout. If dynamic and instrumental music is your thing then you should definitely check it out!

-Brian - bloodyunderrated


SNAGGLE (Snaggle) - 2013

UNEXPECTED GUESTS (Snaggle) - 2015

Upcoming Snaggle Album (Snaggle, Brownman Ali) - 2016



Often described as Canada’s answer to Snarky Puppy, Snaggle combines influences from jazz, rock, metal, classical and everything else they can get their hands to create their own brash and infectious brand of hard funk. With influences ranging from Miles Davis to Rage Against the Machine, Snaggle features a repertoire of exciting, dynamic and entirely original material. This all-star line up of players, including the fastest drummer in the entire world, are among some of the best 20-somethings on the scene and represent the next generation of Canadian talent.

As well as being a riveting live band, Snaggle is deeply committed to their educational outreaches to the community. This has taken the form of jazz improvisation workshops that Snaggle has been bringing to high school music programs across Southern Ontario for the past 3 years.

The band released their debut album September 2013 and will be recording their second album in collaboration with Brownman Ali in January 2016!