The Horne Section

Musical Comedy Cabaret Band

Five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up, The Horne Section is the the six-headed musical comedy band where freewheeling, ridiculous, and surprisingly satisfying music happens, led by creator and co-host of BAFTA and National Comedy Award-winning hit TV show, Taskmaster, Alex Horne.


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.

The Horne Section TV Show

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.

In 2021 the band completed a tour of the nation with their biggest show to date: That’s How I Like My Tour. They are currently back on tour bringing their new show The Horne Section’s Hit Show to theatres across the UK.

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