05 DEC 2019
Album 6 - Goodbye Booze is finally nearing completion and is scheduled for release in mid January. The album commemorates 100 years since the start of the American prohibition and features 11 tracks written at the time from all sides. The album will be available on CD and download as well as a 6 CD 'bootleg' boxset
30 NOV 2019
More amazing sessions for the new album over the last couple of weeks at RamBam Studios with fiddle from Ciaran Algar, backing vocals from Sarah Miller and finally lead and backing vocals from our own Bryony Rose. We're finally nearing the home stretch with the album planned for release in January
13 NOV 2019
A fantastic couple of weeks recording for album 6 at RamBam Studios with Rich Mason. We've had some amazing sessions from Mike Pembroke on trombone and Jack Calloway on piano and clarinet with more to come next week and we can't wait to share the results with you in the new year
02 OCT 2019
ALBUM 6 IN THE WORKS
Exciting times as recording has begun for album number 6 at RamBam Studios in Stoke-on-Trent with Rich Mason. This time the album be be something special, commemorating 100 years since the commencement of the American Prohibition. It will feature all tracks written during and about the prohibition. The album is planned for release in late January accompanied by a new live show with linking talks.
16 SEP 2019
250 NOT OUT!
The band celebrated their 250th gig at this year's Bude Jazz Festival in Cornwall. An amazing time was had and the usual amazing Bude audience. Onwards and upwards!
02 FEB 2018
DOUBLE BASS FEATURED ARTIST
Duncan was featured by Double Bass Finger Tape as their Double Bass player of the month for February. You can find a full interview on their website and Facebook page
29 NOV 2018
Sorted for Christmas presents yet?
Now available to order, the JLJB box set. It contains all 5 albums, 10 postcards, badges and a unique item in each box. They are collected inside an attractive wooden book box, priced at £70. They can be ordered by email from;
30 OCT 2018 - ALBUM 5 COMING SOON!
Official announcement has come of the next release from the JLJB - Fifth Avenue. It will be released on Green Bullet Records on Monday 17th December and is essentially a 'best of' compilation of songs from the 3 albums released on Lake Records over the last five years as well as the self released debut album Cotton Mouth. The album includes 17 tracks but all newly recorded with the current line-up, featuring for the first time, Bryony Rose on record.It also again features regular partner-in-crime Mike Pembroke on trombone. The album will be launched at the gig at Stafford Jazz Society on Sunday 9th December where you can get your hands on the album early.
26 JUL 2018
6 GIG WEEKEND
Great fun had last weekend with 6 gigs starting with a Peaky Blinders night and Gin Festival at Biddulph Town Hall, Staffs followed by 4 performances at Birmingham Jazz Festival at The Mailbox (with lots of people sketching us as we played!), Quinto lounge in Sutton Coldfield, the lovely setting of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery's Edwardian Tea Rooms and finally at the Slug and Lettuce in Brindleyplace. We also squeezed in an acoustic appearance at the Fair Votes Festival in Victoria Square, Birmingham for Make Votes Matter, celebrating the 1928 equal voting law.
29 MAY 2018
200 NOT OUT!
On Saturday 26th May we marked another nice milestone for the band - our 200th gig - with our performance at Ireby Festival in Cumbria. It also marked Bryony's first gig as a permanent member of the band and we also reached 1000 likes on Facebook - quickly surpassed with adding another 125 likes over the weekend there and with two gigs at Newcastle Jazz & Blues Festival on the Sunday. Onwards and upwards!
25 APR 2018
BRYONY JOINS THE RANKS
The constantly changing thing that is the JLJB takes itself in yet another direction as we welcome in the amazing Bryony Rose Ward as a permanent member of the ...band. Those of you who saw her amazing performances with us at Bude Jazz Festival, M&J Promotions Winter Jazz Festival in Paignton and Kingsbridge Jazz Club to name just a few know exactly what a huge asset she will be to the band. We’ll be keeping it in the family too as she’s also the sister of our jug wielding harmonica blower Liam Ward
A massive thank you must go out to the wonderful Sarah Miller who’s contribution of the last two years have pushed us forward to new musical heights and who has always been
tremendous fun to have with us.
She’ll continue to dep for us
in the future so she’ll not be
disappearing completely and
fans of Sarah will still get
a few chances to see her with
the band in the coming months
20 DEC 2017
Check out this track we did live back in December 2013 on Moorlands Radio for Simon Jones' Anything Goes Show.It's yet to make it to the studio in time for the big day - maybe next year!
06 SEP 2017
TYKES NEWS REVIEW
Another great review of the album!
08 AUG 2017 WORLD OF HARMONICA
Congratulatipons to our own Liam Ward who this week was included in World of Harmonica's 100 greatest UK Harmonica players - well done Liam!
07 JUL 2017 BREAK A LEG RELEASED
We launched our 4th album 'Break A Leg'at Keswick Jazz Festival earlier this year ahead of it's official release on 7th July - there was even cake!. The album is our third release on Lake Records and is already receiving rave reviews and extensive airplay.It's the band's first album by the new incarnation of the band now featuring the amazing talents of Sarah Miller on vocals and washboard, award winning harmonica player Liam Ward, also on jug and vocals and Toby Wilson on vocals,banjo, dobro, stompbox, kazoo and frankly
anything you can shake a stick at - and probably the stick too!
20 JUN 2017 BLUES MATTERS ARTICLE
We're really pleased to be featured in the latest issue of Blues Matters Magazine where you'll find a full page article. Thanks so
much to Christine and all at Blues Matters for the coverage.
There will be more magazine articles and reviews in the coming months so keep your eyes peeled and we'll also do our best to feature them as we become aware of them