Original Acid Jazz Records pioneers Night Trains return to the international live scene after a 15 year hiatus to celebrate the global release of their new 30 year anthology album "Night Trains Lovesick 1987-2017" out now on Acid Jazz Records.
Night Trains were formed in 1987 by bassist, producer and DJ Hugh Brooker. Spotted while playing at Soho’s legendary Wag Cub by Gilles Peterson, he signed them to his and Eddie Piller’s new Acid Jazz Records label, and alongside the Brand New Heavies, The James Taylor Quartet, Galliano and Jamiroquai became part of the first wave of acid jazz artists to enjoy international success.
In 1990 they signed to New York's Instinct Records alongside Moby and toured Europe and Japan for over 10 years headlining at venues such as The Jazz Cafe and the Marquee in London, Club Yellow Tokyo, Magazinni Generali Milan and the Paradiso and Melkweg Amsterdam as well as touring with artists as diverse as Afrika Bambaataa, Jamiroquai and the late great Gil Scott-Heron.
Hugh Brooker currently DJs globally and has been co-writing with and remixing and producing for artists as diverse as Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Earth, Wind and Fire. Summer 2012 saw the return of Night Trains to Acid Jazz Records with the 7 inch vinyl release of "No More Heroes" a stomping northern soul reinterpretation of "The Stranglers" 70s New Wave classic. A teaming with Tim Walker's Back Burna records in 2015 resulted in the uplifting Soulful 7 inch "Black Whip" and Summer 2017 sees the band turning full circle and reuniting, for the first time in 27 years, with sublime vocalist Jennie Bellestar Matthias.