Early For A Thursday
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Jaywalkers

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Early For A Thursday
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For their second release - ‘Early for a Thursday’ - Jaywalkers have joined forces with label ‘101 Records’ in a natural progression after touring their independent, debut album for a year; this time, bringing a bigger and better sound into the studio for a wider distribution via Proper Music. The 12 track album features nine of mandolin player, Michael Giverin’s original compositions that draw on his experienced musicality and Northern heritage; taking inspiration from Lancashire dialect poems and quirky stories.

Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

"Jaywalkers totally wowed everyone with their brilliant musicianship - Jay's fiddle, guitar and powerful, unfettered singing style, Mike's unbelievable mandolin playing, guitar and song writing skills, and Lucy's effortless slap Bass. This band will be very big, very soon! I think we should book them for next year!" Bernard Cromarty - Lymm Folk Festival

Reviews:

'As anyone who has heard Jaywalkers previously would expect, the musicianship is top notch from the first track Our Sarah, with it’s Fleetwood Mac-ish harmonies to the last Dark Eyes, which wouldn’t be out of place on the play list at a Greek wedding. Lucy Williams on bass underpins the intricate work of her colleagues, Michael Giverin uses every one of his 27 fingers to good effect on Mandolin (and guitar) and Jay Bradberry’s fiddle is always excellent. Her vocals have moved up a level from the last album 16 miles - and they weren’t too shabby then'. NorthWest Folk July'12

The group produces a solid sound, bluegrass in flavour with a blues edge. The Americana feel is all the more surprising if you take at face value their website claim that their inspiration is Lancashire dialect poems and ballads, their subject matter forgotten stories from Northern (English) culture...'They showcase the prodigious all-round musicianship and highlight the obvious star ingredient of Giverin’s mandolin. The album is worth a listen for that alone. (4* Review) R2 August '12

‘BRITISH BANDS TAKE ON OLD-TIME ACOUSTIC BASED MUSIC IS FIRST CLASS. THIS YOUNG BAND HAS BEEN STEADILY MATURING OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS AND IS MAKING WAVES WITH THEIR DYNAMIC, YET REFINED SOUND THAT FEATURES STRIKING THREE-PART HARMONIES, TASTEFUL INSTRUMENTAL WORK AND HONEST SOULFUL SONGWRITING THAT SEAMLESSLY BLENDS OLD-TIME, BLUEGRASS, FOLK AND TRADITIONAL COUNTRY MUSIC’. ‘A BRILLIANT INTEGRATION OF OLD-TIME, BLUEGRASS AND BEYOND THAT FEELS LIKE A HOLDING OF HANDS…THE BLEND IS SO BEAUTIFUL.’ Maverick Magazine August '12

 

Gig list for 2013 as at 14/3/13


14th March: Common Folk
22nd March: Brewton Folk Club
26th March: The Mucky Duck Folk Club, St Mary's Club, Flint
12th April: Grass Roots CD Launch (charity concert, venue tbc)
25th April: Ruthin All-Styles Music
3rd May: Lichfield Arts Centre
12th May: Holmfirth Folk Festival
17th May: The Puzzle Hall, Sowerby Bridge
21st May: Chorley fm with James Blatchley
28th May:Chester Folk Festival
25th May: Ireby Folk Festival
31th May: Valley Folk Club,Pontardawe
1st June: Doncaster Folk Festival
8th June: Bacup Bluegrass Festival
21st June: Rhyl Folk Club
22nd June: Private Party
28th June: Biddulph Up In Arms
13th July: Ely Folk Festival
27th July: Tea Dance, Marple
15th August: Hungry Horse Folk Club
17th August: Bath Folk Festival
24th August: Solfest
30th August - 1st Sept: Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster AFP
5th Sept: Grateful Fred, Liverpool (supporting Carrie Rodriguez)
7th Sept: Sedgefield Folk Festival
21st Sept: Beverley (venue tbc)
5th Oct: Charity Concert, Chester Music Theatre
16th Oct: Bishop Auckland Town Hall
6th Dec: Porkies Folk Club,Poynton


      
     

 

Website http://www.jaywalkers.co.uk/


Here's what a few people have said about their gigs recently:

"These guys are great, some of the best musicians I've had the opportunity to work with" Rob Ickes, 12x IBMA Dobro player of the year

"An addictive mix of equal parts folk and bluegrass, the duo are refreshingly different and not to be missed" Spiral Earth

"Their unbridled talent, with Michael on guitar and fantastic mandolin, Jay on fiddle (what a style!) and a voice unmatched, together with the greatly talented Lucy Williams on double bass, left the audience in raptures. Book them! You won't be disappointed" Gary and Vera Aspey



“I can heartily recommend this young Trio - they get better each time I hear them. We will certainly have them back.” Roger Parker – host of Folk at the Manor

 

 

 



101 Records and 101 Publishing are trading names of 101 Company Ltd. and is a private company registered in England UK No. 3014775.