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.
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. Watch out for the hi-octane antics of Paul King slapping the double-bass, and rock-steady rhythms from Gerard Barte on drums.
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."
The sun came out for a few minutes, we're sure it did. So, we're cleaning up the tents and getting our wellies out again (still muddy from Glastonbury), because this summer, Jump 66 will be out in the fresh air at two fine, family friendly festivals:
Saturday 11 June: A fantastic one day music event near Winchester, in it's 7th year taking the ‘community festival’ concept to another level, and raising money for loads of charities. Jump 66 will be on the second stage at around 4pm ... leaving plenty of time to head over and catch headliners the Dub Pistols.
Sunday 17th July: We're back for the 5th year on the trot at our very own local Blues Festival in Ealing's Walpole Park. After last year's amazing reception closing Saturday night on the South Stage (best gig ever .. officially), we've been promoted to the Bar stage, throughout Sunday evening. I say 'promoted' ... well we'll certainly tear up the bar up again, and annoy the staff. See you there.