Listings for June 22nd, 2012

APPEARING ON Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The Jar Family [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4.00 Thereafter

With DJ Adam Walton (BBC Radio)

Introducing The Jar Family – a collective of five singer/songwriters from the North East of England whose sum of their parts is even more than their individual talents.

Reminiscent of a time when musicians realised that through collaboration they could both achieve more and better fulfill themselves creatively, The Jar Family – Dali, Al Devon, Max Bianco, Chris Hooks and Richie Docherty have come together to start building something special.

Now joined by their bassist and producer, Keith Wilkinson and Kez Edwards on cajon drum the band has attracted lots of interest on the live scene…Five equally strong front-men and a vast array of carefully crafted songs of multiple genre and tempo from folk to indie rock “connected by a musical umbilical, which makes them undeniably one great, lively, grinning whole” (mudkiss.com)

The EP, ‘The Livingston Session’ was recorded in the summer of 2010 and was very well received when released in early 2011

First single from the album, the anthemic – Poolie Strut was officially released on August 22nd 2011 and won Record Of The Year 2011 at Radio Six International.. The track was also was recently described by Radio Hartlepool 102.4fm as “The most requested track in our history’” and is still on the stations A-List along with the second single - In for A Penny, which is also now making huge waves across regional radio..

Poolie Strut is also played every home game before kick off at Hartlepool United Football Club and has become something of a local anthem.

November 2011 saw the band tour with Alabama 3 on 5 dates including Leeds and Newcastle’s O2 Academy’s and also opened up for Ocean Colour Scene’s/ Paul Weller band’s Steve Cradock at Newcastle O2 Academy in March 2012. The band are also confirmed to support Babyshambles duo Mik Whitnall & Drew McConnell in April and join The Charlatans at Communion Unplugged 2012.