With a set of storming West Coast, Jump and Chicago blues, some forgotten R&B gems, and a sprinkle of Rocksteady bluebeat, hold tight for a night of hip-shaking boogie inspired by the sounds of Junior Watson, Hollywood Fats and Jimmy Reed.
For 2017, the band's line-up has expanded to include the legendary Andy Burns on honking Sax, and one of London's top Jazz and Blues drummers Jason Reay. As ever, welsh guitar hero Rhod Davis provides authentic West-Coast licks, driving the rat-pack vocals of front-man Seth Jackson, and the maniac boogie of Dave Forristal on keys - and you should look out for the gravity-defying antics of Paul King slapping the double-bass.
After 7 years loyally laying down the beat for Jump 66, we all wish Gerry Barte the best in his new ventures somewhere off the South Coast ...
West London’s Jump 66 burst onto the scene back in 2010, and have carved themselves a deserving reputation as masters of stomping, jumping blues, with a house-rocking live show that's hard to beat.
GourmetGigs.com review, Ealing Blues Festival 2015
"We rushed back to the far stage towards the end of the evening to catch Jump 66, who played a high-energy set of swing and Chicago blues, which got the crowd dancing. They were the perfect band to round off the festival, and it would be an understatement to call them popular. I thought the audience were going to lynch the poor stagehand tasked with asking the band to desist from playing ‘just one more number’. For those who loved the band: they regularly play at ‘Ain’t Nothing But‘ blues bar just off Carnaby St.."
Thisyearinmusic.wordpress.com review 2015
"Jump 66 sound like they’ve listened to nothing but blues, rocksteady, rock ‘n’ roll and ska. But when they make music this good, you can’t really blame them. If you’ve come for a dance, then Jump 66 are the band for you!"
"The perfect band to round off the festival ... it would be an understatement to call them popular."