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ABOUT US

The Jake Leg Jug Band bring you the authentic sounds of 1920's and 30's America - Jazz, Blues, Gospel, Ragtime - and put their own twist on it. Songs of murder, betrayal, gambling, liquor and redemption. They have gained a reputation as a lively, feel-good band and dress in period clothing to complete the package

Signed to one of the UK's most prestigious Jazz labels - Lake Records, recording their albums as part of their 'Vintage Recording Project' - essentially recording all live around ribbon microphones, as it would have been back in the 1930's.

They play an array of instruments from guitar, banjo, double bass, dobro and mandolin to the less conventional washboard, kazoo and saw! All complemented by 5 unique lead vocalists

"The band create a wonderful sound that will be hard for any other band to repeat" Folk NW

"Expert musicianship and superb arrangements" Fatea

"Good time music from a good-time group" The Jazz Rag

"Instrumental [url hidden] enjoyable." Blues & Rhythm

"These classics from another century take on a new life in their hands" Spiral Earth

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We specialise in these genres:

  • Blues
  • 1930s
  • Ragtime
  • Jazz
  • 1920s
  • Gospel
  • Old time
  • Vaudeville
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We play these instruments:

  • Jug
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Harmonica
  • Guitar
  • Washboard
  • Double bass
  • Trombone
  • Banjo
  • Vocals
  • Dobro
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We are happy to perform at these events:

  • Wedding
  • Festival
  • VIP Event
  • Other
  • Private Party
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AVAILABILITY

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Location

We are based in Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom.

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PERFORMANCE OPTIONS

  • Price from £ 1,200
    Band

    We bring our own top class RCF and Mackie PA (£3,000 worth) and also play light music between sets from it.

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LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

2 Set Lists

Standard Set 1
01
Hokum Boys
CAUGHT US DOING IT
02
Cats & The Fiddle
KILLIN’ JIVE
03
Spohie Tucker
SOME OF THESE DAYS
04
Blind Blake
CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE
05
Robert Wilkins
ALABAMA BLUES
06
Billy Banks & His Orchestra
WHO’S SORRY NOW
07
Jaybird Coleman
I’M GONNA CROSS THE RIVER OF JORDAN
08
Ida Cox
FOGYISM
09
Lil Johnson
HOT NUTS!
10
Bo Carter
MY PENCIL WON’T WRITE NO MORE
11
Pap Charlie McCoy
C TOO LONG
12
Blind Blake
DIDDIE WAH DIDDIE
13
Charlie Patton
FRANKIE & ALBERT
14
Washboard Sam
EASY RIDIN' MAMA
15
Stanley Brothers
WHERE WE’LL NEVER GROW OLD
Standard Set 2
01
Paul Specht
HOT FEET
02
WHO ROLLED THE STONE AWAY
03
Hokum Boys
KEEP YOUR MIND ON IT
04
Bessie Smith
KITCHEN MAN
05
Fats Waller
YOUR FEETS TOO BIG
06
Bessie Smith
SUGAR IN MY BOWL
07
Joel Shaw & His Orchestra
MOUTHFUL ‘O JAM
08
Hokum Boys
BEEDLE UM BUM
09
Charlie Patton
JESUS IS A DYING BED MAKER
10
Cannon's Jug Stompers
BRING IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU COME
11
Robert Johnson
THEY’RE RED HOT
12
Bessie Smith
SUGAR IN MY BOWL
13
Memhis Minnie
FRISCO TOWN
14
Bumble Bee Slim
GREASY GREENS
15
Memphis Jug Band
HE’S IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW

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REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Booked The Jake Leg Jug Band for a Private Party
5.0   Verified review

I want to say a huge thank you to the whole band. The evening was made so special by the fun mix of music and professional way in which they setup and executed the set. Everybody had a cracking time and the band were a pleasure to host. Thank you very much Duncan for making the evening the success that it was. I hope we'll be in touch again in the future but best of luck with all you upcoming gigs. I'll be spreading the word! All the best, Scott and Imogen and the team at WicorMarine Yacht Haven

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Booked The Jake Leg Jug Band for a Wedding
5.0   Verified review

The Jake Leg Jug Band's appeal transcends the age groups. Our wedding party was a night to remember. Thanks guys

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Summary

Overall score
5.0
Punctuality
Standard
Professionalism