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Midnight Jammers + Jook Joint Band

Perth Blues Club

Midnight Jammers + Jook Joint Band

7:30pm, Tue 7 September, 2021

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Midnight Jammers + Jook Joint Band

Midnight Jammers | 7.30pm

Is it Phil (Lucky) Pearson’s lead guitar work which conjures up rock riffs honed and sourced from the sweety pub rock days of the eighties? Is it Paul (The Boss) Boxwell’s funky bass lines from his international experience of playing funky island music and reggae sounds sourced from all around the Caribbean, or is it energy and indie pop sounds that jump out at you from the kit of drummer Almin (Groove Master) Fulurija, or John (The Dr) Smoker with original vocal style and his raw harmonic sounds, a wild eclectic mix of country, reggae and blues all washed down with a tinge of Aussie singer songwriter grit and grind. Well you guessed it … it's all of the above …a sound something like Muddy Waters mixed with Charlie Musselwhite and all fired up like The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Catch any of their live performances and you'll find them moving seamlessly from raw rhythm and blues of Howlin Wolf to swampy rock and back to bluesy shuffles a la Willie Dixon style yet still maintaining that sound cohesive TMJ sound.

Jook Joint Band | 8.45pm

Blues, Roots and Jug Band Music “ JUG BAND: JUMPIN’ THUMPIN’ …join the Jook Joint Band for a session of old time jug band roots and toe tappin’ dancing blues, skiffle, ragtime and rockabilly music with a twist! In bygone eras, when times were tight and there was little money to spare, jug bands made music using home-made instruments from anything that could make a sound… Fremantle Heritage Festival 2018 “
In the day jug bands made music in dance halls and gin joints using home-made instruments from anything that came to hand. Whereas today the Jook Joint Band play songs with a toe tapping and infectious jumpin’ dance beat using a variety of instruments ranging from washboard, ukulele, kazoos, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, upright double bass, stand up drums, harmonica and of course jug!
With the release of 4 CD’s, “Barking in Freo”, “Jook Joint Band”, “Jookbox Music” and their newest “Shake That Thing” in 2017, more and more people will be recognising them. In particular as “Shake That Thing” reached #4 on the national community radio charts.

Jook Joint Band are: Sean Low on harmonica, kazoo, jug, vocals; Peter Birch on drums, percussion, vocals; Nick Glorie on double bass, vocals; Bill Johnstone on guitar, washboard, kazoo, ukulele, jug, vocals and Larry George on lead guitar, vocals.
In the past few years we have been playing at bars/pubs and community events such as such as The National Hotel, Swallow Bar, Rodney’s Bait ‘n Tackle, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Mukinbudin Spring Festival, Canning Show, Waroona Show, City of Fremantle ‘Heritage Festival’ and the Perth Folk & Roots Club. In addition, they have performed at music festivals including Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Boddington Music Festival, and The Perth Blues Club … to name a few.