• LAVA Live at the Dukes 'Aguilera' October 2008(mp3)

A unique mix of Fiery Flamenco,  Blues, Moody Moorish, Salsa, and Folk-Funk,Rumbas, Tangos, Fresh and Original takes on Latino styles, roots-based improvisations and spontaneous moments of  magical mayhem.

“the best guitar playing I’ve heard in ages” (SolFest Promoter),

Besides his solo work, Howard currently plays with various groups, including:

Men of the Hour - a flexible line-up featuring original music by Howard Haigh, mixing Jazz, Latino, and music of the moment. The flexible line-up features various stellar musicians including Rick Middleton (Bass); Gill Hancock (Sax); Sam Middleton (Percussion)

The Moonlight Gazette Folksy mix of trad and originals with Andy Hornby (Mandolin, whistles) https://moonlightgazette.bandcamp.com/releases

Howard is a member of LeibnizLab Arts Collective working on a Folk Opera “The Last Adventure” with director Ernst Fischer


Listen now, click on: band camp, to go to Howard Haigh & Lava recordings *


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Lava are now defunct as a group – for ten years they toured around the UK delighting audiences wherever they appeared.
Howard now has a new group MEN OF THE HOUR who continue the tradition of Latino Guitar Blues, plus the ever-evolving musical adventures of Haigh compositions, and guest material.
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Howard also works with  The Moonlight Gazette – an eclectic, world music cabaret.

 Featuring Spanish Guitars, Latino and Moorish Percussion (Cajon, Bongos, Darabuka), and an array of sounds including at times Lutes, Harmonicas, Bass, Voices, Woodwind and even cheeks (!)

Take a look at some live performances:

Red Sands
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                                   Howard & Xtof Lheureux                             with Owain Higham & Jave
..a fresh and exotic combination of flamenco and jazz-inspired music, which seems bizarre but sounds brilliant.”
 (Westmorland Gazette)
 ’a marvellous evening’s entertainment …. moved from the start and the pace just kept going. Full of warmth and humour, spontaneity; it’s the first time I’ve seen real audience participation  on such a grand scale. The audience enjoyed every moment.’ (Somerset Promoter)

Performing at major venues including The Barbican and The Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; SolFest ; Manchester Jazz Fest; Cambridge Summer Music; and Village Halls, Arts Centres, clubs, and Concert Halls, the group go from strength to strength, delighting audiences wherever they appear.

Lava by Vicki Trowler

Drawing by Vicki Trowler


LAVA Live at the Dukes ‘Aguilera’ October 2008(mp3)


Aguilera BASS      SALSITA   salsita Bass     salsita – flute     SPRAWL.flute&violin     SPRAWL.Trump

Por Favor Bass    Por Favor sopsax    Por Favor-Ac.Gtr

    Howard and Xstof