Introducing The Jake Leg Jug Band



Fun and varied – I’m sure The Jake Leg Jug Band provide a good evening’s entertainment”
Just Jazz
“Live this must be a hoot – and I’d pay to see it”
Americana UK

If you want the authentic sounds of 1920’s and 30’s America – Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime – then The Jake Leg Jug Band is for you. And you don’t need to cross an ocean or go back in time to savour it. Because The Jake Leg Jug Band hails from England’s North West.

Jake-Leg-StageRapidly gaining a reputation as a lively, feel-good band, they put their own inimitable twist on songs about murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. Feedback from the Congleton Jazz & Blues Festival included: “Their image, style and performance was wonderful and you really did buy into the prohibition era feel of their set….wonderful sounds!”

“Blues In The North West” described their debut album, “Cotton Mouth”, released in 2013, as
“…enticingly warm, comforting and highly foot-tapping…It will certainly have you jigging across the carpet….The JLJB bring these artists and their music lovingly to life, through these very fine recordings. Recommended!” 

Their current album “Next Stop!” forms part of their “Vintage Recording Project” with Lake Records and sessions around a one ribbon microphone – recapturing a true 1930s authenticity.


Following their sell-out performances at the 2014 Birmingham International Jazz Festival, the band have already been booked for 2015’s Keswick Jazz Festival. Their third album in little over two years is shortly to be released and features Mike Pembroke on trombone.Neil-Hulse-Guitar

Jake Leg Jug Band’s line up features: Duncan Wilcox
(Vocals & Double Bass), Esther Brennan (Vocals, Washboard & Ukulele), Andy Anderson (Vocals, Banjo, Dobro & Mandolin), Neil Hulse (Vocals & Guitar) and Purcy Harmonica (Vocals, Harmonica, Saw & Percussion).

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(Photos and YouTube courtesy of The Jake Leg Jug Band)

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