Big Boss Man formed in November
1998, Their sound is a hip Heavy Hammond hybrid of pop, 6T's R'n'B /
Latin soul and funk. The Band consists of: Nasser
Bouzida a.k.a “the Bongolian” on Organ and Percussion,
Scott Milsom on bass, guitar is provided by
Trevor Harding. Early 1999 they got themselves a gig at the
renowned "Blow Up", then situated at the Wag club London, as usual the
club was packed and the crowd absolutely loved the Big Boss Sound. They
were then immediately signed up to the clubs very own "Blow
Up" record label. The first release can be found on V2 Blow Up
compilation "Blow Up A Go-Go" with the demo version of the track
Humanize, (recorded in the bands very own
2008 Big Boss Man are working with
producer Nick Terry on their 3rd LP “as yet untitled”
set for release in autumn on Blow Up records.
Big Boss Man’s club favourite “the Hawk” is included on “Come On
Soul” an international compilation of vintage and contemporary Dance
Floor tracks released by the Legre record label in Hamburg.
2006-7 BIG BOSS MAN's
'Party 7' was featured in NIKE WORLD FOOTBALL '06 CAMPAIGN! Nike
used the Big Boss Man track 'Party 7' taken from their first album
'Humanize' in the ad entitled 'Henry' featuring Thierry Henry and Eric
Cantana. This advert was broadcasted World-wide and sparked a 10 date
tour of Germany in March, European festival dates and a mini-tour of
The Mighty Boosh hit the big time and their film “Sweet”
featuring BBM is released by the BBC on DVD.
UK BBC coverage of the World Cup Final features Party 7.
2005 and the band released their
2nd album on Blow Up records entitled "Winner". Radio play in
France secured the boys a 12 date tour of the country in the spring. BBM
also returned to Spain for 16 date tour in the autumn which included a
second national TV appearance on the Spanish television show "Radio 3".
2004 Big Boss Man remixed
"the Mod Father " Paul Weller's single "the Bottle." which went
straight in to the UK top 20 Two special ltd edition versions (vocal and
instrumental) were released It fast became a collectors item.
Their 7" only single "Big Boss Man" was requested for promotional use
by Coca-Cola France - access denied! In May the band flew into France to
play Cosmic Groove parties in Paris & Montpellier and in July the guys
touched down in Italy to play Festival Beat. Head Honcho Nass toured
Spain with a live review of his spin off solo album "The Bongolian" and
been asked to guest with such luminaries as Woodstock's "(Country Joe &)
the Fish" and cult 60's favourites "The Action".
In 2003 the short movie "Sweet"
staring BBC's "The Mighty Boosh", received its debut television
broadcast in the UK and France. The band provide the sound track and
make a guest appearance, It was a cult hit in France - where Big Boss
Man headlined nights at the Aucard de Tours festival and Cosmic trip
festival. A two week tour of Spain took in headline cult festival slots,
club gigs and ended on a high note with a sell out show at Madrid's Sala
2002 saw the punks of Hammond,
Fuzz & Bongo Beat "Big Boss Man" embark on a triumphant tour of
continental Europe to promote their debut album "Humanize". The tour
included 3 weeks in Spain, 2 weeks in Germany, visits to Moscow, Venice
and 2 weeks in France including the le rock dans tousses etats festival
in Evreux where the band played to 10,000 people. When the band returned
from the tour, they continued to disgrace themselves around England &
Scotland and were also asked to rework and remix tracks for Japanese
sensation Mansfield for his Golden Hour album and provided a reworking
of 60's/70's Euro-cult TV theme Robbi-Tobbi...For Germany's Diggler
2001 The compilation put together
by XFM (London radio station) in aid of the Big Issue Foundation
features artists such as Belle and Sebastian, The Webb Brothers, Eels,
Teenage Fan club and Saint Etienne. Also Look out for the December issue
of Later with compilation CD "The later lounge 2", featuring the band's
single "Sea groove".
2000 was also
notable for the band's appearance in the short comic movie "Sweet". The
film starred the comedy duo The Boosh (www.themightyboosh.inuk.com.)
They were awarded the Perrier Best Newcomers of Edinburgh Festival 1999,
AND they've just been nominated for a Bafta award, (best short film) and
"Big Boss Buddha" was playing in the clips of nominees shown at the
awards ceremony!!! Big Boss Man provided the whole soundtrack for the
film, which went on to win a Turner Classic Film Award at the National
Film Institute this year. As well as the soundtrack the band are caught
on film in the club scenes and as extras in the bar scenes.
In May "Later" Magazine gave away 100,000 copies of compilation CD “The
Later Lounge” kitsch classics from the sixties and seventies. They had
the honour of being the only contemporary act featured on the CD with
their track "Party 7"; they were along side legends such as James
Clarke, Grant Green, Herbie Handcock, Paul Nero, and Hugo Montenegro.
November 2000 saw the inclusion of "Xmas BOOGALOO". The Bands
contribution to the album "It’s a cool, cool Christmas".
The first single released by the band was "Sea Groove". This was the
bands debut release and part of Blow Up's new series of 7"s called 'Blow
Up 45's. It has had a good review in SELECT magazine along side Eminem,
Coldplay, and Fat Boy Slim. Its said to be an "essential" 45 for the
likes of DJs Snowboy, Bob Jones, Gary Crowley, Ross Alan and of course,
the Blow Up DJ crew! The release was marked by a show at a Blow Up club
event celebrating the opening of the "My Generation" Fashion and
Photography Exhibition in Stockholm.