The Horne Section

Musical Comedy Cabaret Band

The Horne Section bring together stand-up and live music in a free-wheeling and spontaneous combination. Featuring five professional musicians and lead by creator and co-host of BAFTA and National Comedy Award-winning hit TV show, Taskmaster, Alex Horne, they are a fantastic choice for after-dinner cabaret sets and awards hosting (even playing the stings too!).

Alex Horne Presents: The Horne Section played to sold-out audiences for five consecutive years at the Edinburgh Fringe, and continued for three series as a BBC Radio 4 show. This led to The Horne Section Podcast, which reached number one in the iTunes charts on the first day of its release and has featured guests including Al Murray, Katherine Ryan and Tim Vine.

After a successful pilot, The Horne Section TV Show was commissioned for release by Channel 4, with its first season airing in the Autumn of 2022. The show was commission for a second series in 2023. Prior to this, they continued to keep fans entertained during the pandemic as the house band in Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer and Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros, starring alongside some of the biggest names in music and sport. Firm favourites in 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, they have also appeared on The Last Leg (Channel 4) and are the only band to have hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In 2018, they recorded their one-off special The Horne Section Television Programme at the London Palladium, which was later broadcast on Dave. The band’s additional credits include The Horne Section’s Christmas, a “deliciously blasphemous delight” (Chortle) for Sky Arts, and The John Bishop Show.

Most recently, the band completed a tour of the nation with their biggest show to date: That’s How I Like My Tour.

"The Horne Section is an amazing live act. Their combination of comedy, music, and satire is unlike anything I've ever seen before. They are so talented, and their live shows are always full of energy and joy. I highly recommend The Horne Section to anyone looking for a unique and entertaining experience for their clients."

Ian Johnson, Entertainment Productions

" Superb. We have had nothing but positive feedback on their contribution to the event. Alex was amazing to work with, he just got what we needed and made everything happen, the way we needed it, effortlessly."

Circle Agency

Thanks very much… it all went really well – we’ve had some good feedback from our audience!”

PromaxBDA Europe

I didn’t get a chance to find you say a big thanks for yesterday. You, Alex and the band have been the best team that I have worked with. The show was fantastic only thanks to the Alex and co. We loved it.

Thinkbox Awards

You have probably heard anyway that Alex and the Horne section were amazing! - It was another great night and went all smoothly without hitch! – they give such energy to the evening so it was fab! – I thanked them profusely on the night but please thank them for me again!

Broadcast Digital Awards