JUG BAND: JUMPIN’ THUMPIN’…join the Jook Joint Band for a session of old time jug band roots and toe tappin’ dancing blues, skiffle, ragtime and rockabilly music with a twist! In bygone eras, when times were tight and there was little money to spare, jug bands made music using home-made instruments from anything that could make a sound…Fremantle Heritage Festival 2018.

In the day jug bands made music in dance halls and gin joints using home-made instruments from anything that came to hand. Whereas today the Jook Joint Band play songs with a toe tapping and infectious jumpin’ dance beat using a variety of instruments ranging from washboard, ukulele, kazoos, 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, keyboards, stand-up drums, harmonica and of course jug!

With the release of 4 CD’s, “Barking in Freo”, “Jook Joint Band”, “Jookbox Music” and their newest “Shake That Thing” in 2017, more and more people will be recognising them. In particular as “Shake That Thing” reached #4 on the national community radio charts.

Jook Joint Band are: Larry George on lead guitar, vocals; Sean Low on harmonica, kazoo, vocals; Bill Johnstone on guitar, washboard, kazoo, ukulele, jug, vocals; Peter Birch on drums, percussion, vocals and Paul Alexander on keys.

In the past few years they have been playing at bars/pubs and community events such as such as The National Hotel, Swallow Bar, Rodney’s Bait ‘n Tackle, Clancy’s Fish Pub, Mukinbudin Spring Festival, Canning Show, Waroona Show, City of Fremantle ‘Heritage Festival’ and the Perth Folk & Roots Club.

In addition, they have performed at music festivals including Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Fairbridge Festival, Boddington Music Festival, and The Perth Blues Club … to name a few.


Larry George – vocals, lead guitar
Sean Low – harmonica, kazoo, jug, vocals
Bill Johnstone – vocals, guitar, washboard, kazoo, ukulele, jug
Peter Birch – vocals, drums, percussion
Paul Alexander – keys

Past members:

Nick Glorie – double bass, vocals (2016 – 2022) & lead guitar (2005 – 2010)
Paul Wade – bass, u-bass, vocals (2005 – 2016)
Pas Serafino – lead guitar, vocals (2010 – 2015).

Press Kit:

Visit our full press kit (including official photos, press clippings and more) by clicking here.

For all enquiries, contact:
Bill Johnstone on 0411 134 808 or Peter Birch on 0419 809 191 or request info using the Contact page on this website.

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